Military periodicals online

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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

February 1919, Contents March 1919, Contents April 1919, Contents
May 1919 , Contents June 1919, Contents July 1919, Contents August 1919, Contents
September 1919 Contents October 1919, Contents November 1919, Contents December 1919, Contents
  • 1938 January-September, November, December
  • 1939 January-August, October-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.

The above are also available on the website of the of the NLS as Air Force Lists: 1919 and 1938-1945 with transcriptions available, together with a Search facility.

Aldershot Military Gazette

Commenced as The Aldershot Military Gazette with later titles Sheldrake's Aldershot Military Gazette; Sheldrakes's Aldershot and Sandhurst Military Gazette; Aldershot Gazette and Military News. This publication is available on findmypast, category "Newspapers & periodicals", with the same contents also available on the British Newspaper Archive, both pay websites. The date range is 13 August 1859 to 27 December 1890 and additionally 04 January 1918 to 29 November 1918, with details on a BNA page. It is possible to browse individual editions on BNA, in addition to searching. To browse the findmypast editions, use the filters under "Narrow your search results" (left hand side of the webpage) "By Newspaper" and "By Date".

The "Stations of the British Army" were published every month or so, seen on page 7 (of 8) in one edition.

Army Medical Department Report

  • 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 Hathi Trust Digital Library and Archive.org
This publication also appears to be available from the online database U.K. Parliamentary Papers. For more details, see Subscription websites-online newspapers, journals and directories.
1859 (p 1861)

Contents

1860 (p 1862)

Contents

Bombay page 279

Madras page 282

Burmah page 286

Bengal page 288

1861 (p 1863) 1862 (p 1864)

Contents

Bengal page 123

Madras page 132

Bombay page 135

1863 Volume 5 (p 1865) 1864 Volume 6 (p 1866)

Contents

Bengal page 116

Madras page 125

Bombay page 135

1865 Volume 7 (p 1867)

Contents

Bengal page 105

Madras page 123

Bombay page 133

1867 Volume 9 (p 1869)

Contents

Bengal page 129

Madras page 151

Bombay page 167

1868 Volume 10 (p 1870)

Contents

Bengal page 136

Madras page 155

Bombay page 174

1869 Volume 11 (p 1871)

Contents

Madras page 158

Bombay page 178

1870 Volume 12 (p 1872)

Contents

Bengal page 142

Madras page 160

Bombay page 179

1871 Volume 13 (p 1873)

Contents

Bengal page 116

Madras page 133

Bombay page 150

1872 Volume 14 (p 1874)

Contents

Bengal page 129

Madras page 169

Bombay page 191

1873 Volume 15 (p 1875)

Contents

Bengal page 119

Madras page 142

Bombay page 158

1874 Volume 16 (p 1876

Contents

Bengal page 109

Madras page 135

Bombay page 154

1877 Volume 19 (p 1879)

Contents

Bengal page 88

Madras page 106

Bombay page 119

1878 Volume 20 (p 1880)

Contents

Bengal page 98

Madras page 116

Bombay page 129

1882 Volume 24 (p 1884)

Contents

Bengal page 77

Madras page 91

Bombay page 99

1885 Volume 27 (p 1887)

Contents

India page 97.

Poor Quality Text


1887 Volume 29 (p 1889)

Contents

Bengal page 103

Madras page 129

Bombay page 144

1890 Volume 32 (p 1892)

Contents

Bengal page 123

Madras, page 152

Bombay page 171

1891 Volume 33 (p 1893)

Contents

Bengal page 125

Madras page 161

Bombay page 181

1894 Volume 36 (p 1896)

Contents

India page 102

1896 Volume 38 (p 1897)

Contents

India page 135

1897 Volume 39 (p 1898)

Contents

India page 160

1900 Volume 42 (p 1902)

Contents (partial only)

India page 141

1903 Volume 45 (p 1905)

Contents

India page 205

1906 Volume 48 (p 1907)

Lacks Contents page

India page 98

Army and Navy Gazette

Army and Navy Gazette. Full title: Army and Navy Gazette : journal of the militia and volunteer forces. This publication is available on findmypast, category "Newspapers & periodicals", with the same contents also available on the British Newspaper Archive, both pay websites. The date range is Saturday 07 January 1860 to Saturday 31 December 1921, with issues 1860-1871, 1884-1918, 1920-1921, with details on a BNA page. It is possible to browse individual editions on BNA, in addition to searching. To browse the findmypast editions, use the filters under "Narrow your search results" (left hand side of the webpage) "By Newspaper" and "By Date".

Army Regulations, Equipment, Manuals etc

Collections of Army publications

Army Regulations

Admission to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst

Clothing

Dress

General

The King's Regulations and Orders for the Army. 1912; Reprinted with Amendments published in Army Orders up to 1st August, 1914 HMSO 1914 HathiTrust Digital Library.
Various amendments and reprints of amendments to the King's Regulations published between 1916 and 1921. British Library Digital Collection. Click on “View the catalogue record” for more details.
The King's Regulations for the Army and the Army Reserve 1935 rlcarchive.org. If this link is not permanent, from the Home page, hover your mouse over Home on the toolbar, and select free resources/King's Regs 1935. Note: to browse pages, it only seems possible to click "Next" on the toolbar, or "Back to results" near the toolbar, which returns you to the chapter headings. It does not seem possible to select a specific page to browse, although it is possible to search for a specific paragraph.
Other editions, and later amendments, not available online, were published in 1923; 1928; 1928 Amendments (available TNA RG 48/3244); 1935 Amendments (British Library UIN: BLL01001093517); 1940 (BL UIN: BLL01001093519) and 1940 Amendments (BL UIN: BLL01001093520). 1923 edition was "Issued with Army Orders for September 1923," so possibly this edition, and also others, may be found in TNA series of records WO 123 Army Orders. Imperial War Museums holds 1923, 1928 and other editions (catalogue reference LBY S. 6 / 302). There were also various editions of Regulations for the Territorial Force including a 1915 edition (BL UIN: BLL01001097720), and National Archives records, part of WO 279. Oxford University Library holds a series of the earlier Regulations for the Volunteer Force, for editions 1863 to 1904, catalogue entry, including an online 1878 (but catalogued as 1863) edition.
Field Service Regulations Part II. Organisation and Administration 1909 (Reprinted with Amendments 1913) Archive.org
Field Service Regulations Volume II: Operations - General 1935 Archive.org. Select the one page option if viewing online.

Medical Department/Army Medical Services

  • Regulations for the Medical Department of Her Majesty's Army
1878, 1885 Archive.org
  • Regulations for Army Medical Services HMSO.
1890 Part I. Includes Medical Staff; 1890 (updated from 1889 edition) Part II Manual for the Medical Staff Corps. 1894. Archive.org
Royal Army Medical Corps training, 1911. Reprinted 1915 War Office. HMSO. HathiTrust Digital Library. Archive.org version.

Equipment

Manuals, Handbooks

Instructions for Armourers ... 1912. Reprinted with amendments, 1916. 40/W.O./2796 War Office HMSO 1916. British Library Digital Collection.
Manual of Map Reading and Field Sketching 1912 (scroll to entry) Reprinted with additions 1914 by General Staff –War Office. HMSO, London. The book file contains, at the front, and at the back, a catalogue of all HMSO Military Books then available. Website of Australian Army.
  • Field Service Pocket Book, 1911 HMSO. Link to a pdf download, STOU Digital Repository Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand. Note, this website has been noticed to be unavailable at times, possibly it may only be accessible during "office hours".
Field Service Pocket Book, 1914 40/W.O./1852 General Staff, War Office HMSO. Archive.org
Trumpet calls. Royal Air Force. 1919 State Library of Victoria.
  • Veterinary Manual (War), 1915 War Office. State Library of Victoria.
  • Animal Management 1908, printed 1916 HMSO. Link to a pdf download, STOU Digital Repository Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand. Note, this website has been noticed to be unavailable at times, possibly it may only be accessible during "office hours".
Catechism of Animal Management, etc. 40/W.O./2466 War Office HMSO London, 1916. British Library Digital Collection.
Camps, Billets, Cooking American edition [1917]
Field Entrenchments 1916
Field Training-Signalling American edition 1918
Musketry 1915
Manual of Field Works (All Arms) 1925. (Issued with Army Orders for December 1925) HMSO 1925. HathiTrust Digital Library. Pages are rotatable. Calcutta 1926 reprint Archive.org. At times poor quality print and digital filming.
  • Also see Collections of Army publications above. As an example, the Australian Army website includes publications such as Veterinary Manual for War 1923 and Army Manual of Hygiene and Sanitation 1934. The latter although published in Australia, was a reprint of a HMSO British Army publication.

Standing Orders

Army Forms

Details of many Army Forms may be found in two Great War Forum topics, "List of Army Forms" and "army form scans was A R M Y F O R M database." [1]

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

1858, Volume 1-Contents 1859, Volume 2-Contents 1860, Volume 3-Contents
1861, Volume 4-Contents 1862,Volume 5-Contents 1863, Volume 6-Contents 1864, Volume 7-Contents 1865, Volume 8-Contents
1866, Volume 9-Contents 1867, Volume 10-Contents

Index, Volumes 1-10 1868

1868, Volume 11-Contents 1869, Volume 12-Contents 1870, Volume 13-Contents
1871, Volume 14-Contents 1872, Volume 15-Contents 1873, Volume 16- Contents 1874, Volume 17-Contents 1876, Volume 19-Contents
1877, Volume 20- Contents 1886-7, Volume 30-Contents 1889-90, Volume 33-Contents Jan-June 1906, Volume 50-

Index

July -Dec 1909, Volume 53-Index

For those resident in some countries, further volumes may be read online on the Hathi Trust Digital Library, catalogue entries include A and B

Journal of the United Service Institution of India, or USI Journal

A Journal has been published since 1871. The following indexes (pdfs) are available from usiofindia.org : Index Part 1: 1871-1921, Index Part 2: 1922-1970. The Journals are available at the British Library from 1883 (Volume 12).

All from Archive.org, many from the Public Library of India Collection

Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine

Full title: The Illustrated Naval and Military Magazine: A Monthly Journal devoted to all subjects connected with Her Majesty’s Land and Sea Forces. Published July 1884-1890.
Volume 2, 1885; Catalogued 1887- believed to be Vol. 7; Vol. 8, 1888. These volume are for a six months period,
New Series Vol. 1, 1889, New Series Vol. 2, 1889; New Series Vol. 3, 1889; New Series Vol. 4, 1890; New Series Vol. 6 1890. Archive.org
HathiTrust Digital Library A and B available in North America etc

Indian Army List

See Indian Army List online and Directories online.

Indian Army Orders/Instructions

Indian Army Orders

  • Indian Army Orders. Include Appointments, Promotions, Long Service Medals etc. Pdf downloads, Digital Library of India. Based on catalogue details unless otherwise specified.
1908 (catalogued Jan,vi Th, 1945), Archive.org 1908; 1910 (catalogued Jan,thired 1855), Archive.org 1910; 1912, Archive.org 1912; 1922, Archive.org 1922; 1923, Archive.org 1923; November 1924, Archive.org 1924; 1927, Archive.org 1927; 1929, Archive.org 1929; 1931, Archive.org 1931; 1932, Archive.org 1932; 1933, Archive.org 1933.
Compendium of the More Important Army Order 1919. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org version. Full title: Compendium of the More Important Orders of the Government of India, Army Department and India Army Orders issued from the 1st August 1914, to the 31st December 1917.

Instructions

Government Of India: Army Department Army Instruction (Instructions). Pdf downloads, Digital Library of India. Based on catalogue details. Note some years have multiple files which may, or may not, have different content.

1918, Archive.org version; 1919, Archive.org version; 1920, Archive.org version; No.2 Of 1920, Archive.org version; 1921, Archive.org version; 1922, Archive.org version; Index To Army Instructions India January To December 1922, Archive.org version; 1923, Archive.org version; 2nd Jan.1923, Archive.org version; Index To Army Instructions India 1924, Archive.org version; 1926, Archive.org version.

Naval & Military Gazette

  • Naval & Military Gazette and Weekly Chronicle of the United Service is available on findmypast, category "Newspapers & periodicals", with the same contents also available on the British Newspaper Archive, both pay websites. The date range is Saturday 09 February 1833 to Wednesday 17 February 1886, with issues 1833-1846, 1860-1886, with details on a BNA page. It is possible to browse individual editions on BNA, in addition to searching. To browse the findmypast editions, use the filters under "Narrow your search results" (left hand side of the webpage) "By Newspaper" and "By Date".
  • Naval and Military Gazette and East India and Colonial Chronicle. Appears to be the earlier title of the publication above.
1839: Jan.-Dec. Note, title page says 1838, but contents is for 1839; 1844: Jan.-July Very poor quality. Archive.org; 6 issues (weekly), 15 Jan-19 Feb 1853 wellcomelibrary.org

Navy & Army Illustrated

Navy and Army Illustrated. A Magazine Descriptive and Illustrative of Everyday Life in the Defensive Services of the British Empire. Published from 1895, to at least 1905 (Volume 21).

  • Volume IV, for the period May 28th, 1897 to October 21st, 1897. Archive.org. Index.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library editions A, B 1895-1905. Restricted access only, available to those in North America, and perhaps some other countries.

Navy List

Useful for researching an Officer's career. There have been several version of the Navy List.

  • 1782-1814 Steel's Navy List. Full title: Steel's Original and Correct List of the Royal Navy. Published monthly during times of war, quarterly at other times. Also see Royal Navy for some pay downloads from the National Archives.
  • 1814 to present day: Official "Navy List"
  • 1841-1856 Unofficial "New Navy List" - which often gives biographical details. [2]
Note: Many of the digital files contain two separate volumes, which may not be specifically listed below.

The Navy Lists include the Royal Marines, also known as the Royal Marine Forces. At various periods there were the Royal Marines Artillery (RMA), and the Royal Marines Light Infantry (RMLI), later the Royal Marine Light Infantry.

For Navy Lists not available online, see the Fibiwiki page Royal Navy.

  • From the Google Book website
Steel's List 1782 Steel's List November 1795 FamilySearch file Steel's List February 1797 Steel's List February 1799
Navy List September 1814 Navy List September 1816 Navy List March 1834 New Navy List November 1840
New Navy List August 1841 New Navy List Feb 1842 New Navy List Feb 1843 New Navy List August 1843 New Navy List Feb 1844
New Navy List Jan 1847 Navy List December 1847 New Navy List January 1849 New Navy List January 1851 New Navy List January 1852
New Navy List August 1852 New Navy List November 1852 New Navy List Feb 1853 New Navy List February 1854 New Navy List Feb 1855
Navy List December 1856 Navy List December 1858 Navy List March 1861 Navy List December 1864 Navy List Jan 1866
Navy List June 1870 Navy List September 1870 Navy List June 1871 Navy List September 1871 Navy List December 1872

January 1873

  • From the Hathi Trust Digital Library The Navy List from 1814-1875 full view, with editions for 1876-1891 on a restricted access basis, possibly available to those in North America.
  • From the Archive.org website
Navy List March 1835 Navy List June 1848 Navy List December 1849 New Navy List January 1850 Navy List June 1850
Navy List June 1856 Navy List December 1861 Navy List December 1862 Navy List December 1868

June 1869

December 1875

June 1876

Navy List March 1876

April 1876

Navy List September 1877

October 1877

Navy List June 1878

September 1878

Navy List December 1879

January 1880

Navy List September 1881

October 1881

The Navy List June 1884

September 1884

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, but some years were only published quarterly. The lists below covering 1913, 1914, 1918, 1919 and 1920 were produced both monthly and quarterly. The NLS holding does not include monthly lists for those months covered by quarterly lists.

The Lists are also available on the website of the NLS, with transcriptions available, together with a Search facility, as Navy Lists: 1913 to 1944

March 1913, Contents April 1913, Contents
May 1913, Contents June 1913, Contents July 1913, Contents August 1913, Contents
September 1913, Contents October 1913, Contents November 1913, Contents December 1913, Contents
January 1914, Contents February 1914, Contents March 1914, Contents April 1914, Contents
May 1914, Contents June 1914, Contents July 1914, Contents August 1914, Contents
September 1914, Contents October 1914, Contents November 1914, Contents December 1914, Contents
January 1915, Contents April 1915, Contents July 1915, Contents October 1915, Contents
January 1916, Contents April 1916, Contents July 1916, Contents October 1916, Contents
January 1917, Contents April 1917, Contents July 1917, Contents October 1917, Contents
January 1918, Contents April 1918, Contents July 1918, Contents October 1918, Contents
December 1918, Contents
January 1919, Contents February 1919, Contents March 1919, Contents
May 1919, Contents June 1919, Contents July 1919, Contents August 1919, Contents
September 1919, Contents October 1919, Contents November 1919, Contents December 1919, Contents
January 1920, Contents February 1920, Contents March 1920, Contents April 1920, Contents
May 1920, Contents June 1920, Contents July 1920, Contents August 1920, Contents
September 1920, Contents October 1920, Contents November 1920, Contents December 1920 Contents
January 1921, Contents

Currently available on Archive.org (at April 2012), noting that the dates on some editions are not included in the title, are

  • 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

Please note it is possible there may be several different volumes for a particular date, as there are for Army Lists. 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.

Available on pay websites:

Navy Regulations

Report on the Health of the Navy

Title varied. Initially titled Statistical Report on the Health of the Navy, and some editions possibly may have been titled Statistical Report of the Health of the Navy. Also A Statistical Return of the Health of the Royal Navy. Later titles may have omitted Statistical. It appears to have been published generally annually from 1830, through to c 1936 by HMSO [His/Her Majesty's Stationery Office] and also presented to the House of Commons as a Parliamentary Paper. Accordingly it should be available through the subscription website UK Parliamentary Papers, see Subscription websites-online newspapers, journals and directories for details and suggested access. Your Library needs to have subscribed for the module covering the period required.

New Annual Army List

Volumes are from the Hathi Trust Digital Library, the Archive.org website,with others from Google Books, and the website of the National Library of Scotland.

The title of this commercial publication 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 1860s contain less information relevant to India. Editions from the early 1860s to 1880 contain information which may not be indexed.

There were also official publications by the War Office, published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office.(HMSO).

Sources.

  • 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.
Note: All these editions are now also available on the website of the National Library of Scotland, including some editions which do not seem to be available on Archive.org, with a Search facility, either for the entire Hart's collection, individual years, or groups of years. A text version of pages is also available if required.
  • Editions from 1840 are available on the HathiTrust Digital Library. From 1876 limited access editions are available, probably accessible by those in North America. All these editions have the advantage that the pages can be rotated.
  • 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. Archive.org editions. 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. They can also be viewed online, although personal experience was that this was a slow process, as each page was slow to load. For more details see TNA Discovery catalogue record for WO 65. These are official annual publications, published by the War Office. The title for 1877-78, record WO 65/162, is A List of the Officers of the Army and of the Royal Marine Forces, Corrected throughout to the 31st March 1877. 1877-1878. By Authority. HMSO 1877.
  • Findmypast, pay website, contains a database "British Army, Army Lists 1839-1946"[3] and a related Browse database (located in Armed Forces & Conflict/Directories & Almanacs). The Lists available seems to be less than the National Library of Scotland coverage.
  • Also see Quarterly Army List below, for databases on other pay websites such as Ancestry and TheGenealogist.
1854-Contents
1858-Contents 1859-Contents 1860-Contents
1861-Contents 1862-Contents 1863-Contents 1864-Contents 1865-Contents
1866-Contents 1867-Contents 1868-Contents 1869-Contents 1870-Contents
1871-Contents 1872-Contents 1873-Contents 1874-Contents 1875-Contents
1876-Contents 1877-Contents 1878-Contents 1879-Contents 1880-Contents
1881-Contents 1882-Contents 1883-Contents 1884-Contents 1885-Contents
1886-Contents 1887-Contents 1888-Ccntents 1889-Contents 1890-Contents
1891-Contents 1892-Contents 1893-Contents 1894-Contents 1895-Contents
1896-Contents 1897-Contents 1898-Contents 1899-Contents 1900-Contents
1901-Contents 1902-Contents 1903-Contents 1904-Contents 1905-Contents
1906-Contents 1907-Contents 1908-Contents 1909-Contents 1910-Contents
1911-Contents 1912-Contents 1913-Contents 1914-Contents 1915-Contents

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. Earlier editions are available online from August 1839, and readers in some countries will be able to access Google Books editions after 1875.

The title of this quarterly commercial 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.

Note: The digital book files below may contain two quarterly editions, each with separate page numbering.

January 1858 April 1858 July 1858 October 1858
January 1859 April 1859 July 1859 October 1859
January 1860 April 1860 July 1860 October 1860
January 1861 April 1861 July 1861 October 1861
July 1862 October 1862
January 1863-Contents April 1863 July 1863 October 1863-Contents
January 1864-Contents April 1864 July 1864-Contents October 1864
January 1865-Contents April 1865 July 1865-Contents October 1865
January 1866-Contents April 1866 July 1866-Contents October 1866
January 1867-Contents April 1867 July 1867-Contents October 1867
January 1868-Contents April 1868 July 1868-Contents October 1868
January 1869-Contents April 1869 July 1869-Contents October 1869-Contents
January 1870-Contents April 1870
January 1871-Contents April 1871 July 1871-Contents October 1871
January 1872 April 1872 July 1872 October 1872
January 1873 April 1873 July 1873 October 1873
January 1874 April 1874 July 1874 October 1874
January 1875 April 1875 July 1875 October 1875
January 1880-Contents April 1880

Quarterly Army List

A War Office publication printed by Authority, by Her/ His Majesty’s Stationery Office, (HMSO). The War Office also published a Monthly Army List. Both these publications were official publications.

The British Library has editions from 1880 under the title The Official Army List for the quarter ending ... (UIN: BLL01001094690). From 1913-1922 the title was The Quarterly Army List for the quarter ending.. (UIN: BLL01001094691). The Quarterly Army List was also published July 1940-Dec. 1950 (UIN: BLL01001094682). From 1923-1950 the title was The Half-Yearly Army List for the half-year ending ... (UIN: BLL01001094692)

The Quarterly Army Lists in the table following are on Archive.org, from the collection of the National Library of Scotland. They are also available on the website of the NLS, as 1913-1919 - Quarterly Army List with transcriptions available, together with a Search facility.

Findmypast, pay website, contains a database "British Army, Army Lists 1839-1946"[3] and a related Browse database (located in Armed Forces & Conflict/Directories & Almanacs), with editions from December 1913 to December 1919. See below the following table, for Ancestry and The Genealogist databases (pay websites).

Note: Quarterly Army Lists only list regular, career officers and not others such as temporary officers and territorial officers who are to be found in the Monthly Army Lists.[4] The National Library of Scotland has digitised some of its collection of Monthly Army Lists which were available on its website mid September 2016. See the section Monthly Army List.

Date Contents Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Index Supplementary Volume Contents
October-December 1913 Contents pages 1 -1035 pages 1036-2165 pages 2166-3037 . Index . .
January-March 1914 Contents pages 1-2204 . . . Index . .
April-June 1914 Contents pages 1-2204 . . . Index . .
October-December 1914 Contents pages 1-1158 pages 1159-2203i pages 2203j-3019 . Index . .
January-March 1915 Contents pages 1-2203e . . . Index . .
April-June 1915 Contents pages 1-2201 . . . Index . .
July-September 1915 Contents pages 1-683 pages 684-1800 pages 1801-2201 . Index . .
October-December 1915 Contents pages 1- 1215 pages 1216-2202 . . Index War Services of Officers of the Army etc .
January-March 1916 Contents pages 1-999 pages 1000-1755b pages 1756-2201 . Index . .
April-June 1916 Contents pages 1-677 pages 678-1786a pages 1787-2202 . Index . .
July-September 1916 Contents pages 1-683 pages 684-1668 pages 1669-2202 . Index . .
October-December 1916 Contents pages 1-834 pages 835-1774 pages 1775-2446 pages 2447-3394 Index War Services of Officers of the Army etc .
January-March 1917 Contents pages 1-949 pages 950-1746 pages 1747-2202 . Index . .
April-June 1917 Content pages 1-731 pages 732-1760a pages 1761-2202 . Index . .
July-September 1917 Contents pages 1-733b pages 734-1721 pages 1722-3394 . Index . .
October-December 1917 Contents pages 1-1200 pages 1201-2202b . . Index War Services of Officers of the Army etc .
January-March 1918 Contents pages 1-631 pages 632-1698 pages 1699-2202b . Index . .
April-June 1918 Contents pages 1-860 pages 860a-1698 pages 1699-2202b . Index . .
July-September 1918 Contents pages 1-1180 pages 1181-2502 . . Index . .
October-December 1918 Contents pages 1-560 pages 560a-1262a pages 1262b-1760a pages 1761-2503 Index War Services of Officers of the Army etc Contents
April-June 1919 Contents pages 1-749 pages 750 -1760a pages 1761-2508 . Index . .
July-September 1919 Contents pages 1-767 pages 768-1760b pages 1761-2508 . Index . .
October-December 1919 Contents pages 1-764 pages 765-1530 pages 1531-2511 . Index War Services of Officers of the Army etc Contents

The National Library of Scotland at Archive.org has editions from July 1939 to December 1946 - enter "Army List" in search box. They are also available on the website of the NLS, with transcriptions available, together with a Search facility, as 1938-1941 - Half-yearly Army List and 1940-1946 - Quarterly Army List

Findmypast, pay website, contains a database "British Army, Army Lists 1839-1946"[3] and a related Browse database (located in Armed Forces & Conflict/Directories & Almanacs), with Lists from December 1938 to December 1946, (and WW1, and earlier years as detailed above).

Ancestry, pay website, contains a database "UK, British Army Lists, 1882-1962"[5] of transcriptions only, with the images on the associated pay website fold3, "British Army Lists" [6], which contains details of the years covered, including 1922, July, Parts 1 and 2, 1932 November and 1939 November, the latter two possibly Monthly Lists. Note however, for "1932 November" (seen during a free period) the title page, contents and final pages, including Index at the back of the book are missing, and probably similarly for all other volumes.

TheGenealogist, pay website Gold and (higher) Diamond subscriptions have access to Army Lists[7], including Lists for 1920, 1923, 1929, 1932, 1938, but it is unclear whether these are transcriptions only or include images.

Monthly Army List

An official War Office publication, which commenced August 1881 and ceased after May 1940. (No issues published for Dec. 1897 and Jan. 1898). Based on library catalogues, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, and the National Library of Scotland may have the best collections. The British Library holds a broken range of editions from October 1881 (UIN: BLL01013821218). The National Archives also holds Monthly Lists which are part of the Library collection[8], however the date range is unclear. The National Army Museum appears to hold a limited number of editions before and after the WW1 period.

Digitised editions:

  • Monthly Army List, editions from September 1881 to December 1885 Digital Collection, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. Most digital files appear to contain two monthly Lists. Personal experience was that a file was slow to download. Note these are copies of Google Book files, so those in North America etc may be able to find the Google Books file, and read online and search.
  • In mid September 2016, the National Library of Scotland released its digitised collection of Monthly Army Lists which cover the periods 1914-1919 and 1937-1940. As mentioned above, temporary officers and territorial officers are only to be found in the Monthly Army Lists. At least during the First World War, only the Monthly Lists cover the officers in “battalion order”.[9]
Access the NLS database through 1914-1940 - Monthly army lists. Lists may be read online or downloaded, and there is a Search facility. Transcription of pages is also available if required.
  • Restricted access, probably accessible to those in North America and some other countries, probably Monthly Lists, including 1920: Hathi Trust Digital Library

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 United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine

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.

A researcher found details of the locations of both service company and reserve/depot company for his regiment of interest in the 1830s-1840s. Stations of the British Army were generally tabulated within the “Editor’s Portfolio”, but sometimes separately.[10]

Volume 1, Second Edition 1827-Contents Volume 2 1827-Index Volume 3 1828-Index Volume 4 1828-Index


1829 Part 1-Contents 1829 Part 2-Contents
1830 Part 1-Contents 1830 Part 2-Contents
1831 Part 1-Contents 1831 Part 2-Contents 1831 Part 3-Contents
1832 Part 1-Contents 1832 Part 2-Contents 1832 Part 3-Contents
1833 Part 1-Contents 1833 Part 2-Contents 1833 Part 3-Contents
1834 Part 1-Contents 1834 Part 2-Contents * 1834 Part 3-Contents
1835 Part 1-Contents 1835 Part 2-Contents 1835 Part 3-Contents
1836 Part 1-Contents 1836 Part 2-Contents 1836 Part 3-Contents
1837 Part 1-Contents 1837 Part 2-Contents 1837 Part 3-Contents
1838 Part 1-Contents 1838 Part 2-Contents 1838 Part 3-Contents
1839 Part 1-Contents 1839 Part 2-Contents 1839 Part 3-Contents
1840 Part 1-Contents 1840 Part 2-Contents 1840 Part 3-Index


1841 Part 1-Contents 1841 Part 2-Contents 1841 Part 3-Contents
1842 Part 1-Contents 1842 Part 2-Contents 1842 Part 3-Contents
1843 Part 1-Contents 1843 Part 2-Contents 1843 Part 3-Contents
1844 Part 1-Contents 1844 Part 2-Contents 1844 Part 3-Contents
1845 Part 1-Contents 1845 Part 2-Contents 1845 Part 3-Contents
1846 Part 1-Contents 1846 Part 2-Contents 1846 Part 3-Contents
1847 Part 1-Contents 1847 Part 2-Contents 1847 Part 3-Contents
1848 Part 1-Contents 1848 Part 2-Contents 1848 Part 3-Contents
1849 Part 1-Contents 1849 Part 2-Contents 1849 Part 3-Contents
1850 Part 1-Contents 1850 Part 2-Contents 1850 Part 3-Contents


1851 Part 1-Contents 1851 Part 2-Contents 1851 Part 3-Contents
1852 Part 1-Contents 1852 Part 2-Contents 1852 Part 3-Contents
1853 Part 1-Contents 1853 Part 2-Contents 1853 Part 3-Contents
1854 Part 1-Contents 1854 Part 2-Contents 1854 Part 3-Contents
1855 Part 1-Contents 1855 Part 2-Contents 1855 Part 3-Contents
1856 Part 1-Contents 1856 Part 2-Contents 1856 Part 3-Contents
1857 Part 1-Contents 1857 Part 2-Contents 1857 Part 3-Contents
1858 Part 1-Contents 1858 Part 2-Contents 1858 Part 3-Contents
1859 Part 1-Contents 1859 Part 2-Contents 1859 Part 3-Contents
1860 Part 1-Contents 1860 Part 2-Contents 1860 Part 3-Contents


1861 Part 1-Contents 1861 Part 2-Contents 1861 Part 3-Contents
1862 Part 1-Contents 1862 Part 2-Contents 1862 Part 3-Contents
1863 Part 1-Contents 1863 Part 2-Contents 1863 Part 3-Contents
1864 Part 1-Contents * 1864 Part 2-Contents 1864 Part 3-Contents
1865 Part 1-Contents 1865 Part 2-Contents * 1865 Part 3-Contents
1866 Part 1-Contents 1866 Part 2-Contents 1866 Part 3-Contents
1867 Part 1-Contents 1867 Part 2-Contents 1867 Part 3-Contents
1868 Part 1-Contents 1868 Part 2-Contents July,Aug,Sept 1868 Part 3-Contents
1869 Part 1-Contents 1869 Part 2-Contents 1869 Part 3-Contents
1870 Part 1-Contents 1870 Part 2-Contents 1870 Part 3-Contents


1871 Part 1-Contents 1871 Part 2-Contents 1871 Part 3-Contents
1872 Part 1-Contents * 1872 Part 2-Contents * 1872 Part 3-Contents *
1873 Part 1-Contents 1873 Part 2-Contents * 1873 Part 3-Contents
1874 Part 1-Contents * 1874 Part 2-Contents * 1874 Part 3-Contents *
1875 Part 1-Contents 1875 Part 2-Contents 1875 Part 3-Contents
1876 Part 1-Contents 1876 Part 2- Contents
1877 Part 3-Contents
1878 Part 1- Contents * 1878 Part 2-Contents 1878 Part 3-Contents

*Hathi Trust Digital Library

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 many editions , 1894 ,1895 and 1908. Also with restricted access, the Hathi Trust Digital Library has editions after 1878 including some for the early 1890s: page 1 and page 2

References

  1. IPT et al. List of Army Forms Great War Forum 28 October 2013, and Muerrisch et al. army form scans was A R M Y F O R M database. Great War Forum 1 October 2005. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. UK National Archives Research Guides
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 British Army, Army Lists 1839-1946 findmypast.
  4. rflory. Army List lookup, posts 4 and 10. Great War Forum 26 February 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  5. UK, British Army Lists, 1882-1962 Ancestry
  6. Fold3 British Army Lists
  7. TheGenealogist Gold and (higher) Diamond subscriptions. Click through to a description of the Army Lists.
  8. David_Underdown. Army List - copies at Kew? Great War Forum 13 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  9. rflory. Army List - copies at Kew? Great War Forum 28 May 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  10. davieboy. Private Samuel Delap, 10th Regiment of Foot Victorian Wars Forum 22 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.