Saturday, 17 January 2015

Ancestry adds UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929

There are 872,395 records in the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. Effects in this case is money owed, not personal effects. Records typically include the name of the soldier, his next of kin and their relationship, the date of death and sometimes the place, plus other details. In some entries the soldier was discharged as insane in which case the place and date of discharge are often recorded in the place and date of death field.
Images of the original register are linked to the index entry, fortunate as there are the inevitable transcription problems.

2 comments:

Leighann C. Neilson said...

Interesting info, no doubt. But it would have been equally if not more interesting to learn about their physical 'effects' - the goods they carried with them!

Jane Down said...

Thank you John. I found my Great Grand Uncle, Arthur Crowhurst, who died at 21 years old in Quetta on January 7, 1905. He was awarded a Gratuity of 6 Pounds Sterling which was divided between his 4 sisters and two men I do not know. It gives his enlistment date as June 22, 1899. I have been searching for info on him for a while now. This adds greatly. Thank you for telling us about these records. Jane Down