THIS SITE IS CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED.
(latest update 02/02/07)
The latest update is the link to ordering photocopies of documents on-line at the TNA
Please bear with me while I update occasionally, and make changes where neccessary. You will see I refer to the PRO (Public record Office-Kew, London). This is now known as TNA- The National Archives.
You can now go to the regiments.org site from my favourite links page, this you will find very informative, with extensive information on just about any and every regiment you may be researching.
Royal Artillery Surnames complete A to Z
12/11/03 Footsoldiers 11/12/14th Regiments
Welcome to my W097 site, I'm Brendan,
I decided to try my hand at 'transcribing' these PRO details so they could be seen by a wider audience, as it seems to me many do not even know they can be viewed on line, such is the complexity of the PROCAT site.
The main reason the information is worth checking, is that the names/birthplace and discharge details of the soldiers are outlined, enabling you to locate possible ancestors on-line, with the full records being available at the PRO. If you were to find any likely ones, then you can order photocopies, using the PRO ref. for each soldier from the PRO via their copying service. (A link appears in this site on how to do this).
At the present time I don't intend to add any further records, but I do hope to compile a cd-rom of all the available indexes in the WO97 series.Further details will appear here in the not too distant future.
|I would like to acknowledge the work done by the Friends of the PRO in their efforts to make these records available on-line through the PRO. I also hereby acknowledge the National Archives custody of the original WO97 Soldiers records.
Welcome to all who visit, I hope you find my site a useful aid in your research. I have been busy adding to the records,which now include, the Household Cavalry, Cavalry of the line, the Regiment of Footguards,and more recently, the Royal Canadian Rifles. I hope to start the Foot regiments very soon, but I may alternate between miscellaneous regiments as well, to add some variety. The Foot regts. go from 1st to around 140th, so will take some time to complete. The records so far completed, (of the type that include names, regts, birth and discharge details that is), account for about 20% of the online data available from the PRO. I hope to complete these over the next 12 months or so.
I have copied some of my own Great-Grandfather's WO97 Records onto the site to give some idea as to what you can expect to find in them. You may find this can vary from soldier to soldier, with the earlier ones (1760-1854) probably consisting of fewer pages but still worth obtaining from the TNA as service details are likely to be well documented from start to finish of service, possibly with some family background details.
I am still in the process of sorting them into the proper order, so please bear with me a little longer.
|HOW TO SEARCH THE WO97 FILES
To find individuals by name on any page, click on 'Edit' at the top of your browser bar, then select 'Find on this page,' in the box that appears, type in the word or name you are hoping to find, and all/any will be highlited.
Sign and View Guestbook by going to the favourite links page.
PLEASE GO TO THE FAVOURITE LINKS URL FOR WO97 FILES
THE FILES STILL TO DO:
THE FOLLOWING LIST IS FROM THE PRO's OWN SITE, THESE INDEXED RECORDS CAN BE SEEN ON THE PROCAT SITE,
WHY NOT TRY MY GUIDE TO SEARCHING ON PROCAT, JUST TYPE IN eg WO97/1184 (OR ANY OF THE OTHER NUMBERS)INTO THE TOP R/HAND BOX ON THE PROCAT HOMEPAGE. I WOULD WELCOME ANY FEEDBACK.
I HAVE NOW COMPLETED THE ROYAL ARTILLERY REGT.
YOU WILL FIND THEM ON THE FAVOURITE LINKS PAGE.
NAMES A TO Z COMPLETED.
BELOW ARE THE 1855-1872 NAME REFERENCES FOR
THE ROYAL ARTILLERY RECORDS. THESE ARE NOT INDEXED BUT EACH SET OF NAMES CAN BE SEEN ON THE RELEVANT MICROFILM REEL AT THE PRO.
WO 97/1272 Household Cavalry: Abb - Goo 1855-1872
WO 97/1273 Household Cavalry: Good - Pyn 1855-1872
WO 97/1274 Household Cavalry: Qui - You 1855-1872
WO 97/1275 Cavalry of the Line: Abb - Ayr 1855-1872
WO 97/1276 Cavalry of the Line: Bab - Bet 1855-1872
WO 97/1277 Cavalry of the Line: Bev - Bri 1855-1872
WO 97/1278 Cavalry of the Line: Bris - Byw 1855-1872
WO 97/1279 Cavalry of the Line: Cab - Cla 1855-1872
WO 97/1280 Cavalry of the Line: Clar - Cow 1855-1872
WO 97/1281 Cavalry of the Line: Cowp - Dav 1855-1872
WO 97/1282 Cavalry of the Line: Davi - Dys 1855-1872
WO 97/1283 Cavalry of the Line: Eac - Fis 1855-1872
WO 97/1284 Cavalry of the Line: Fit - Gid 1855-1872
WO 97/1285 Cavalry of the Line: Gil - Guy 1855-1872
WO 97/1286 Cavalry of the Line: Hac - Hem 1855-1872
WO 97/1287 Cavalry of the Line: Hen - Hor 1855-1872
WO 97/1288 Cavalry of the Line: Hors - Ive 1855-1872
WO 97/1289 Cavalry of the Line: Jac - Kel 1855-1872
WO 97/1290 Cavalry of the Line: Kell - Lar 1855-1872
WO 97/1291 Cavalry of the Line: Las - Lyt 1855-1872
WO 97/1292 Cavalry of the Line: McA - McW 1855-1872
WO 97/1293 Cavalry of the Line: Mac - Mil 1855-1872
WO 97/1294 Cavalry of the Line: Mill - Myr 1855-1872
WO 97/1295 Cavalry of the Line: Nai - Owe 1855-1872
WO 97/1296 Cavalry of the Line: Pac - Pil 1855-1872
WO 97/1297 Cavalry of the Line: Pilm - Rey 1855-1872
WO 97/1298 Cavalry of the Line: Rho - Rya 1855-1872
WO 97/1299 Cavalry of the Line: Sad - Sim 1855-1872
WO 97/1300 Cavalry of the Line: Sin - Sta 1855-1872
WO 97/1301 Cavalry of the Line: Stai - Tay 1855-1872
WO 97/1302 Cavalry of the Line: Tea - Vun 1855-1872
WO 97/1303 Cavalry of the Line: Wad - Wel 1855-1872
WO 97/1304 Cavalry of the Line: Well - Wil 1855-1872
WO 97/1305 Cavalry of the Line: Will - You 1855-1872
WO 97/1306 Royal Artillery: Abb - Arm 1855-1872
WO 97/1307 Royal Artillery: Arms - Bar 1855-1872
WO 97/1308 Royal Artillery: Barf - Ber 1855-1872
WO 97/1309 Royal Artillery: Bes - Bra 1855-1872
WO 97/1310 Royal Artillery: Brad - Bru 1855-1872
WO 97/1311 Royal Artillery: Bruc - Byr 1855-1872
WO 97/1312 Royal Artillery: Cab - Car 1855-1872
WO 97/1313 Royal Artillery: Cart - Cla 1855-1872
WO 97/1314 Royal Artillery: Clas - Con 1855-1872
WO 97/1315 Royal Artillery: Conn - Coy 1855-1872
WO 97/1316 Royal Artillery: Cra - Cut 1855-1872
WO 97/1317 Royal Artillery: Dab - Dev 1855-1872
WO 97/1318 Royal Artillery: Devl - Dor 1855-1872
WO 97/1319 Royal Artillery: Dou - Dys 1855-1872
WO 97/1320 Royal Artillery: Eac - Eye 1855-1872
WO 97/1321 Royal Artillery: Fag - Fly 1855-1872
WO 97/1322 Royal Artillery: Fog - Fyn 1855-1872
WO 97/1323 Royal Artillery: Gab - Goo 1855-1872
WO 97/1324 Royal Artillery: Good - Gri 1855-1872
WO 97/1325 Royal Artillery: Gro - Har 1855-1872
WO 97/1326 Royal Artillery: Hark - Hen 1855-1872
WO 97/1327 Royal Artillery: Henn - Hol 1855-1872
WO 97/1328 Royal Artillery: Holn - Hyn 1855-1872
WO 97/1329 Royal Artillery: Ibb - Jol 1855-1872
WO 97/1330 Royal Artillery: Jon - Kel 1855-1872
WO 97/1331 Royal Artillery: Kem - Kyl 1855-1872
WO 97/1332 Royal Artillery: Lac - Lev 1855-1872
WO 97/1333 Royal Artillery: Lew - Lyt 1855-1872
WO 97/1334 Royal Artillery: McA - McD 1855-1872
WO 97/1335 Royal Artillery: McDi - McI 1855-1872
WO 97/1336 Royal Artillery: McIn - McW 1855-1872
WO 97/1337 Royal Artillery: Mab - Mar 1855-1872
WO 97/1338 Royal Artillery: Mart - Mil 1855-1872
WO 97/1339 Royal Artillery: Milw - Morr 1855-1872
WO 97/1340 Royal Artillery: Morr - Mya 1855-1872
WO 97/1341 Royal Artillery: Nab - Nye 1855-1872
WO 97/1342 Royal Artillery: Oak - Oxl 1855-1872
WO 97/1343 Royal Artillery: Pac - Per 1855-1872
WO 97/1344 Royal Artillery: Perr - Pyn 1855-1872
WO 97/1345 Royal Artillery: Qua - Rei 1855-1872
WO 97/1346 Royal Artillery: Reid - Rob 1855-1872
WO 97/1347 Royal Artillery: Robs - Rya 1855-1872
WO 97/1348 Royal Artillery: Sab - She 1855-1872
WO 97/1349 Royal Artillery: Shed-Smith (John) 1855-1872
WO 97/1350 Royal Artillery: Smith (J-Z) - Step 1855-1872
WO 97/1351 Royal Artillery: Ster - Syr 1855-1872
WO 97/1352 Royal Artillery: Tab - Tho 1855-1872
WO 97/1353 Royal Artillery: Thor - Tyr 1855-1872
WO 97/1354 Royal Artillery: Und - Wal 1855-1872
WO 97/1355 Royal Artillery: Wals - Wes 1855-1872
WO 97/1356 Royal Artillery: West - Wil 1855-1872
WO 97/1357 Royal Artillery: Will - Wils 1855-1872
WO 97/1358 Royal Artillery: Wilt - Yul 1855-1872
ALL RECORDS FROM 1760 to 1854
CAVALRY OF THE LINE
ROYAL CANADIAN RIFLES
St HELENA REGT
REGT OF INVALIDS
CORP OF MILITARY LABOURERS
ROYAL ARTILLERY INVALIDS
More to follow.
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