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Officers' Services 1799-1908 for the 63rd & 96th Foot
« on: September 18, 2012, 10:15:29 AM »
WO 76 Title: War Office: Records of Officers' Services 1799-1908

Description:
This series comprises records of officers' services. The records give the different ranks held by the officer and his services, together with certain personal particulars. The dates listed for the series overlap and may not be reliable.

The series includes services of Royal Artillery officers, 1771 to 1870, and one volume of returns made in 1861 by officers of the Indian Army (Artillery).

PLEASE NOTE: Records within this series are available to download free of charge as part of the Digital Microfilm project.

Note: This series was worked upon as part of the Regiments Indexing Project, for which regimental names were added as index terms for the pre-1881
period. (June 2004.)Date: 1764-1961Arrangement:

Pieces 1-379 are arranged and grouped by regimental record office, with pieces 380-533 similarly arranged by units as brigaded in 1962. Pieces 534-554 are listed in order of regimental precedence.

For First World War officers' services see WO 339

You will need to follow the following links

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Then go to Shop online

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/shop/

Then Our Online Records

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm

Go to the bottom of the right hand side of the page Digital Microfilm

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm

Move your cursor down the page till you get to:

WO 76   War Office: Records of Officers' Services
This series comprises records of officers' services. The records give the different ranks held by the officer and his services, together with certain personal particulars. The dates listed for the series overlap and may not be reliable.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Collection/Display?uri=C14284

This time you need to find:
WO 76
Preston Record Office

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/records/C19141-preston-record-office-collection

Then go to: 
1799 - 1908 WO 76 The Manchester Regiment

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/records/C151408-the-manchester-regiment-collection

Now it's a case of you downloading all of the records or just the ones you are after.

Best of luck with your research

Roy (themonsstar)





timberman

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Re: Officers' Services 1799-1908 for the 63rd & 96th Foot
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 08:26:54 PM »
Thanks for posting Roy.

I don't think I would of found them without the links.

Great stuff, 96th 280+ pages

Neil

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Re: Officers' Services 1799-1908 for the 63rd & 96th Foot
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 08:39:46 PM »
Cheers Neil

Best of luck with your research