British Army Regimental Numbers 1881-1914 – Volume 1

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Information about British Army regimental numbers and the dates on which these were issued to soldiers joining British infantry regiments between 1881 and 1914. All sixty-nine British Army infantry regiments are included in this work which charts the issue of regimental numbers and the dates on which these were allocated to men joining the British Army. The author has spent thousands of hours researching British Army numbers and presents here, for each of the sixty-nine infantry regiments, the sequence of numbers as they were issued to men signing up for service in the British Army between July 1881 and 1914. One number and one joining date per year are given for each of the regiments. This is a unique, essential and detailed reference work which will be of benefit to family historians, military researchers and medal collectors alike.
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  • By David Langley
    Jul 24, 2010
    This, the intended first volume of series, presents the substantial tip of a massive iceberg, that of the system [and departures from the system]of issuing each soldier with an individual identity number. The author deals exclusively with the fourth such system, covering a period rich in British military history, in which the soldiers bearing this series served in many of Queen Victoria's wars, and began the Great War. This volume deals with the regiments of Line Infantry; other are in the planning process. I recommend the book whole-heartedly for several interests: medal-collecting, military geneology, and those interested in a specific regiment with neither time nor inclination to cover the hard yards involved in a full understanding of the numbering process. Most people are content with the fact that a car goes from A to B when the right knobs and switches are activated, and most people with a passing interest, or more, in regimental numbering will find the numbering equivalent... More > here.< Less
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Army Ancestry Ltd
September 28, 2011
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