Military periodicals online
Also see Directories online for some Army Lists.
- 1 Air Force List
- 2 Army Medical Department Report
- 3 The British Indian Military Repository
- 4 Journal of the Royal United Service Institution
- 5 Navy List
- 6 New Annual Army List
- 7 New Army List
- 8 Minutes of Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Institution
- 9 The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine
- 10 References
Air Force List
Online Air Force Lists, in respect of the Royal Air Force, from the collection of the National Library of Scotland on Archive.org
The Lists were initially published on a monthly basis. Currently available (at April 2012) are
- 1919 February-August, November, December
- 1938 January-September, November, December
- 1939 January (catalogued 1929), February-December
- 1940 February-June, August, October, December
- 1941-1943 January, March, May, July, September, November
- 1944 January, March, May, July, October
- 1945 January, April, July.
Army Medical Department Report
- Report of the Committee on the Preparation of Army Medical Statistics, and on the Duties To Be Performed by the Statistical Branch of the Army Medical Department 1861 Google Books
- Army Medical Department: Report for the Year... Earlier title Army Medical Department: Statistical Sanitary and Medical Reports for the year... Section: "On The Health of the Troops Serving in India". Year of publication in brackets. Appears to be only in respect of troops in garrisons and to exclude troops in military actions. Earlier volumes Google Books and later volumes Archive.org
The British Indian Military Repository
All volumes are from Google Books
|Volume and Year||Contents||Contents||Contents|
|Volume 1, 1822||Part 1||Part 2|
|Volume 2, 1823||Part 1||Part 2|
|Volume 3, 1824||Part 1||Part 2|
|Volume 4, 1826||Part 1||Part 2||Part 3|
|Volume 5, 1827||Part 1||Unindexed pages139-255||Part 3|
Journal of the Royal United Service Institution
A London publication which generally contained a few articles about India in each edition.
The journals below are from the Google Books, Archive.org and Hathi Trust Digital Library websites.
This journal later changed its name to the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute and some of the journals below may have been catalogued by the online websites under this latter name
Useful for researching an Officer's career. There have been several version of the Navy List.
- 1782-1814 Steel's Navy List
- 1814 to present day: Official "Navy List"
- 1841-1856 Unofficial "New Navy List" - which often gives biographical details. 
From the Google Book website
From the Archive.org website
Also on Archive .org from the collection of the National Library of Scotland on Archive.org
Navy Lists, in respect of the Royal Navy. The Lists were initially published on a monthly basis. Please note there may be several volumes for a particular date. The Contents page will generally be at the front of the first volume. There may be an Index at the back of the last volume. Currently available (at April 2012), noting that the dates on some editions are not included in the title, are
- 1913 March-December (no dates shown in titles)
- 1914 January-December
- 1915-1917 January, April, July, October
- 1918 January, April, July, December
- 1919 January-March, June-December.
- 1920 January, February-December (no dates shown in titles)
- 1921 January (no date shown in title)
- 1939 February- September, December
- 1940 February-July, October, December
- 1941 April, June, August, October
- 1942 February, April, June, August, October, December
- 1943 February, April, June, August, October, December
- 1944 February, April, June, October
- 1945 January, April, July
New Annual Army List
Volumes are from the Hathi Trust Digital Library, the Archive.org website,with others from Google Books
The title varied over time: 1840-1853, The New Annual Army List. 1854-1869, The New Annual Army List, and Militia List. 1870-1880, The New Annual Army List, Militia List, and Indian Civil Service List. 1881-1893, The New Annual Army List, Militia List, Yeomanry Cavalry List, and Indian Civil Service List. 1894-1901, The New Annual Army List, Militia List, and Yeomanry Cavalry List. 1902-1903, Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Yeomanry Cavalry List. 1904-1908, Hart's Annual Army List, Militia List, and Imperial Yeomanry List. 1909-1915 Hart's Annual Army List, Special Reserve List and Territorial Force List.
By 1881, the Table of Contents had become more detailed, and it is easier to see the sections which may be relevant for India. In additional to details about the Bengal, Madras and Bombay Armies, which also include Medical Department, Veterinary Department and Ecclesiastical Department details, sections such as Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Staff Abroad also contain information about officers in India. From 1904 the title page stated "Containing dates of commissions, and a summary of the war services of nearly every officer in the Army, Supply &c. Departments, Marine and Indian Army, and Indian local forces." Some editions also contain Indian Civil Service Lists, refer Directories online-India List and India Office List for a separate list. The earlier editions, approximately prior to the early 1860 contain less information relevant to India. Editions from the early 1860s to 1880 contain information which may not be indexed.
To access Lists for years not included in the tables below:
- Editions from 1840 are available on the HathiTrust Digital Library. From 1873 limited access editions are available, probably accessible by those in North America. All these editions have the advantage that the pages can be rotated.
- Online Army Lists, from a broken range of dates from 1840 are available at National Library of Scotland on Archive.org. This links displays volumes in the order they were uploaded to Archive.org, and the editions for the earlier years, from 1840, were uploaded first, so appear last on the list.
- Hathi Trust Digital Library has the following editions of A List of the Officers of the Army and of the Corps of Royal Marines 1794-1804 and 1782 and 1811- 1856 (broken range). All these editions have the advantage that the pages can be rotated. Also search in Google Books for other editions of A List of the Officers of the Army and of the Corps of Royal Marines 1778-1855 (incomplete series) and New Army List 1840-1869 (incomplete series). For the latter series, some additional volumes may be found if they are searched for individually.
- Annual Army Lists from 1754 to 1879 are available to download (free of cost) as pdf files from the The National Archives Documents Online: Digital Microfilm,under WO 65 records.
As an example of the information relating to, or including, the Indian Army, the following links are to the 1913 edition:
Officers of the Indian Army on the Supernumerary List transferred to permanent Civil Employment page 675, Indian Army Cavalry page 678, Indian Army Artillery page 692, Indian Army Sappers and Miners page 694, Indian Army Infantry page 696, Goorkha Regiments page 735, Indian Medical Service page 742 Bengal, Madras, Bombay and Rangoon Ecclesiastical Establishments page 754, War Services of the Officers of the Active List page 757. Indian Army Reserve of Officers and Officers on the Unemployed Supernumerary List pages 1218- 1219, War Service of Officers of the Retired List page 1326, Deaths page 1556, Index page 1561
New Army List
Volumes are from Google Books, and from the Archive.org website.
The title of this quarterly publication varied over time: The New Army List 1840-1853. The New Army List and Militia List 1854-1869. The New Army List, Militia List and Indian Civil Service List 1870-1880. The New Army List, Militia List, Yeomanry Cavalry List and Indian Civil Service List 1881-1893. The New Army List, Militia List and Yeomanry Cavalry List 1894-April 1901. The New Army List, Militia List and Imperial Yeomanry List July 1901-Jan. 1909. The New Army List, Special Reserve List and Territorial Force List April 1909-Jan. 1915. by H. G. Hart.
Minutes of Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Institution
Volumes are from the Google Books and Archive.org websites.
The volumes below are catalogued by Google Books under the title The Journal of the Royal Artillery, which was the title from 1905.
|Volume 1 1858-Contents||Volume 2 1861-Contents||Volume 6 1870-Contents|
- Volume 15 1888 Contents and one article only. "The Expedition to the Ruby Mines of Upper Burma (A Short Sketch)" by Captain W. N. Lloyd, R.A. pdf version, html version ruby-sapphire.com
More editions are available on a restricted viewing basis, probably accessible to those in North America, on the Hathi Trust Digital Library, and Google Books
The title varies: 1827-1828, Naval and Military Magazine ; Jan. 1829-Dec. 1841, The United Service Journal and Naval and Military magazine; Jan. 1842-Apr. 1843, The United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal: May 1843-Dec. 1882. Colburn's United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal; Jan. 1883-Dec. 1887, Colburn's United Service Magazine and Journal of the Army, Navy and Auxiliary Forces; Jan. 1888-Mar. 1890, Colburn's United Service Magazine. The title then became The United Service Magazine, which was published until June 1920. Many of the Google Books are catalogued under the latter title. Most of the links below are from Google Books.
Volume numbers were irregular: Jan. 1829-Dec. 1884 without volume numbering; Jan. 1885-Apr. 1888 called v. 113-119; May 1888-Mar. 1890, v. 119-122 (new ser. v. 1-4); Apr. 1890-Sept. 1900, old ser. v.107-127 (new ser. v. 1-21); Oct. 1900-June 1920, old ser. v. 143-182 (new ser. v. 22-61)
From 1920 the title became The Army Quarterly
|Volume 1, Second Edition 1827-Contents||Volume 2 1827-Index||Volume 3 1828-Index||Volume 4 1828-Index|
*Hathi Trust Digital Library
|1878 Part 3-Contents||1880 Part 3-Contents||Volume 8 New Series October 1893 to April 1894-Contents||Volume 29 New Series April 1904 to September 1904-Contents|
Restricted access, probably accessible by those in North America. Google Books has most editions to 1889 , 1894 ,1895 and 1908. Also with restricted access, the Hathi Trust Digital Library has editions after 1873 including some for the early 1890s page 1 and page 2