Internet Resources
The British Empire stretched over not only a wide geographical expanse, but also over an equally wide period of time. Consequently, the quantity of units employed throughout the empire was quite significant. Most were raised from Britain, but many were raised from the colonies themselves. Over time, we hope to add as much information about these units as is possible. If you have any requests or any information that you would like to share on these pages then please email me at stephen@britishempire.co.uk

If you have a question concerning uniforms then please feel free to ask Charles Griffin

The National Archives in Britain has produced a PDF Guide on how to trace soldiers who served in the British Army.

Additionally there are some excellent email lists that can be of help:

Those interested in Genealogy should head towards Rootsweb or search their Military Records

There is a particularly good group dedicated to British Regimental Histories at: Britregiments

For the other forces scattered across the empire try British Empire/Commonwealth Forces

And, of course, you can always try posting a question on our Discussion Board

Ancestry.co.uk is a commercial genealogy companies that may be of use to some visitors:

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Printed Resources
In Search of the Forlorn Hope By John F Kitzmiller. This explains where British forces were posted and fought between 1640 and 1914.

Tracing Your Ancestors in the The National Archives by Amanda Bevan

The handbook of British regiments by Christopher Chant,

Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-19

British Army pensioners abroad 1772-1899 by Norman K Crowder

Regiments and corps of the British Army by Ian S Hallows

British regiments, 1914-1918

by E. A. James The Cross of Sacrifice: an alphabetically compiled record of British Officers who died in service of their country identifying where they died and are commemorated by S D Jarvis and D B Jarvis

Regiments: regiments and corps of the British Empire and Commonwealth 1758-1993 by Roger Perkins,

Army service records of the First World War by William Spencer

Regular British Army
1783
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Engineers
Miscellaneous
1881
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Engineers
Miscellaneous
British Volunteer Forces
Yeomanry
Indian Army
Pre-Mutiny
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Horse Artillery
Engineers
Miscellaneous
Mutiny
Cavalry
1903
Infantry
Cavalry
Gurkhas
Corps of Guides
Miscellaneous
Canada General
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Canada 1914
Cavalry
Infantry
Artillery
Engineers
Departmental Corps
Burma
Burma Military Police
Burma Frontier Constabulary
Fiji
Fiji Armed Constabulary


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