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These very early and rare Army Lists are an important addition to all family historians researching their ancestor's military past.

The Official Army List 1888 provides A List of the Officers, Regimental List and Military Establishments; with Index. War Office.

To read the Schedule of Arrangement enter page number 3 in the Image Viewer and select Go.

Over 167,000 men are listed in these early records - details generally include name, rank, regiment and date of enlistment, a brief war service biography and promotions.

From the end of the 18th Century and during the 19th Century, Britain was engaged in many wars and show the extent and reach of the British Empire at the time :

Anglo-French War 1793 - 1802, Napoleonic Wars 1803 - 1814, including the Peninsular Wars 1808 - 1814, Battle of Waterloo 1815, Anglo-American War 1812 to 1815, Battle of Algiers 1816, First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-1842, Opium Wars 1839 - 1842 and 1856 - 1860, Crimean War 1853 - 1856, Indian Mutiny 1857 - 1859 and several others that are referred to in these Lists.


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