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Finding photographs of your British Army Ancestor

Posted on: 1, January, 2019
Radley College prefects photographs 1906

What are the chances of finding photographs of your British Army Ancestors?  One thing is certain, our military ancestors weren’t shy of the camera. Since photography was invented in 1839 soldiers have posed in front of a camera in their millions. At the time of writing, a casual trawl on the UK version of eBay […]

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14th Hussars, Bangalore 1907

Posted on: 25, May, 2018

There are a lot of 14th Hussars officers’ and sergeants’ portraits squeezed onto this postcard; 70 to be precise. I bought this on eBay earlier this month and rarely has a single postcard provided me with so much research potential. The 14th Hussars in India The 14th Hussars had left the UK on the 5th […]

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1/6th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Posted on: 28, April, 2018

This superb photograph of officers of the 1/6th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), was published in Craven’s Part in the Great War in 1920. The book is a marvellous tribute and research tool for anyone with an interest in Craven during the First World War. I have already attached this photograph to all the […]

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V Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

Posted on: 25, March, 2018

Some while ago, whilst looking through a soldier’s papers in series WO 363, I came across two pages which detailed an accident which befell men of V Battery, Royal Horse Artillery at Serny, France on the 2nd March 1915. A Board, held at Croix Barbee on the 15th March, heard evidence from three witnesses, 2nd […]

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There are over 11 million searchable names on the British Army Ancestors website. Searching is easy and fast. Use the wildcard asterisk * to narrow your results. REGISTER in order to upload photographs and download existing images. That's all there is to it. This website will be regularly updated and new features announced via the blog. Thanks for supporting this initiative to put faces to the names of our British Army Ancestors.

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Do you own medal roll transcriptions from WO 100 or similar? I am seeking to plug known gaps in this database of British Army Ancestors by adding medal roll transcriptions and other databases to this site, thus adding to the 11m+ searchable names you will find here. Please drop me a line if you would like to contribute: paul@britisharmyancestors.co.uk.

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Welcome to British Army Ancestors. This is a FREE site with a simple aim: to bring our British Army Ancestors to life by adding photographs of them. Search the database. Add a photograph. Search again; add another photograph. Launched in 2017 British Army Ancestors is THE place to come to when looking for images of British Army soldiers.

 
SEARCH for a soldier. UPLOAD a photograph. REMEMBER the person. There are millions of searchable names on British Army Ancestors and thousands of British Army photographs covering conflicts from the Crimea, through the Boer War, to the First World War. Hundreds of new soldier photos are being added every week. Have you found your British Army Ancestor yet?
 
There are over 11 million searchable names on the British Army Ancestors website. Searching is easy and fast. Use the wildcard asterisk * to narrow your results. REGISTER in order to upload photographs and download existing images. That's all there is to it. This website will be regularly updated and new features announced via the blog. Thanks for supporting this initiative to put faces to the names of our British Army Ancestors.



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Do you own medal roll transcriptions from WO 100 or similar? I am seeking to plug known gaps in this database of British Army Ancestors by adding medal roll transcriptions and other databases to this site, thus augmenting the 11.6m searchable names you will find here. Contact me if you would like to contribute: paul@britisharmyancestors.co.uk.

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