Archives Research

undertaken at the National Archives, Kew, London specialising in locating the documents of British Army soldiers* (to 1920) and establishing their service history through the War Office records. Particular emphasis for the family historian on providing genealogical information to help trace backwards and confirm, where possible, what happened after discharge from the army. I have many years experience in research at TNA.

See below for other research services.



Discharges years 1855-72. Locates a soldier where the Regiment is not known. *Includes Scottish & Irish Regiments.


97,000 entries


My index provides regiment, approximate year of birth and BIRTHPLACE of each soldier to help identify your ancestor,

giving access to his service documents and other army records.


Also searches 1873 onwards and pre 1855.


Send SAE/IRCs for details/fees to:-

Miss S L Davis, 18 Manor Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9JX

or email


Other research services by arrangement:-

I usually undertake a minimum of two hours research at the National Archives. Please email me at the above address for fees, detailing your research requirements.

Also to enquire about a one off search of my soldiers index for a small fee or WO97 searches pre 1855/post 1872.