Archive Resources

Personal records

The Highlanders’ Museum does not hold personal service records of individual soldiers. Service Records can be sought from one of the following authorities:

 Pre 1921 Records
Unfortunately, up to 70% of soldiers service records were destroyed during the Blitz of World War Two. Those that did survive are available from:

The National Archives,
Ruskin Avenue
Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 7DU
Tel: 020 8876 3444
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

They can also be accessed through ancestry.com http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/category.aspx?cat=39 

 Post 1921 Records
Army Personnel Centre
Historic Disclosures,
Mailpoint 400 Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
GLASGOW
G2 8EX
Tel: 0845 600 9663

The forms needed to do this can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

If you know the soldier concerned was killed in action contact the Commonwealth Graves Commission www.cwgc.org

 

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