British Army in WW1

How to Research a Soldier who Served in the British Army in WW1

This page contains a number of articles to enable you to research soldiers who served during the First World War. If you are just starting out, I would recommend reading my guide to First World War Medals first, before moving on to my articles on finding First World War service records, using regimental histories, and local newspapers.

Start your Research with the Following Guides

Guides to British Cavalry and Yeomanry Regiments

If you are Researching a Casualty

Add even more Information with these Guides

How the British Army was Structured

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Below are the medals issued to my great-great-grandfather Albert Bryant who served with the Army Veterinary Corps during the First World War. Both the box and the medals contained all the information I needed to start my research into his WW1 service. The medals are impressed with Albert’s service number, rank and unit: SE-26482. Private. Albert Bryant. Army Veterinary Corps.Researching WW1 Soldiers