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
Tel: 020 8876 3444

They can also be accessed through 

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

The forms needed to do this can be accessed here:

If you know the soldier concerned was killed in action contact the Commonwealth Graves Commission


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