Most British Army records are held at the Public Record Office in Kew. This
means hiring a researcher, unless you plan a trip to England, to search the
records. Much leg work, however, can be done by you to narrow the search by
going to the Public Record Office web site to determine whether there are
even records available for the ancestor you are looking for. The web site
for their catalogue of records is
I would recommend looking at their on-line leaflet "British Army: Useful
Sources for Tracing Soldiers."
I had ancestors that went from Ireland to England many times. The
of the family was in Leamington, England. (Stephen Major). The other
part of the Major family lived in Longford, Ireland for many many years.
The reason Stephen Major lived in England is becaused he served in the
military there. He had to stop serving because of an illness. He got
money each month from the military. Where would I find out about his
military life and when he served? Is this a usual thing to have family
split like this?Any information about how to research something like
this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
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