Researching British Army Soldiers who served 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 beginning your research, I’d recommend starting with my guide to First World War medals, 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

If you’re researching a First World War soldier then you’ll need to look at the records on FindmyPast which offers a free trial period. Clicking on the banner below will take you to the website.

Guides to British Cavalry and Yeomanry Regiments

Guides to the Foot Guards

  • Foot Guards: Articles on the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards to help you research those who served with the Regiments.

Guides to British Infantry Regiments

If you are Researching a Casualty

Add even more Information with these Guides

How the British Army was Structured

Learn About

Gallipoli Campaign and Malta

  • Gallipoli Campaign: Learn about the Gallipoli Campaign, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and how to visit the battlefields.
  • Malta: Learn about the cemeteries found on Malta which contain the graves of Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War.

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 service. The medals are impressed with Albert’s service number, rank and unit: SE-26482. Private. Albert Bryant. Army Veterinary Corps.Researching WW1 Soldiers