Tracing Your Family History Army includes details on where to find service and casualty records; an explanation of the military structure and rank as well as explanations of the resources available from the Imperial War Museum.
There is also a useful addresses section and a select bibliography where further help and information can be obtained.
Some records may not be complete due to London bombing raids of the Second World War.
The National Archives website is and the address is: The National Archives Ruskin Avenue Kew Richmond Surrey TW9 4DU For example British Army nurses service records for the Great War 1914 to 1918 are retained by the National Archives as are some prior and after these dates. Army Personnel Centre Soldiers, QAIMNS and QARANC personnel who served after the year 1921 records are stored at the Army Personnel Centre.
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Any details known of disability pension, wounds, injury or illnesses from army service should be included in the request for service details of an ex-serviceman/woman search document.
There is a small charge for the information and in 2008 this was 30.
There are many ways to get back in touch with former QA's and members of the armed forces.
This find army friends and how to find military records page also has information about tracing the history and service records of deceased relatives who served in the army or worked as a nurse in the National Health Service (NHS).
Friendships are formed within the QARANC and with soldiers from many regiments and corps.
Often such friends are posted and it is all too easy to lose contact, or misplace addresses or e-mails.
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