Friday, 20 April 2018

Findmypast adds British Army Officers' Widows' Pension Forms 1755-1908

Each result for these 13,150 records from The (UK) National Archives series WO 42: War Office: Officers’ Birth Certificates, Wills and Personal Papers provides a transcript and images of the original records.

Transcripts usually includes the soldier's name, wife's first name, his birth year, their date of marriage, regiment, his death date, and more. The images include an application form and often certificates or letters showing marriage and death.

Based on a sample of 500 cases their median year of marriage is 1812 and median year of death 1832.

Most served with the various numbered Regiments of Foot and Veteran Battalions also in the sample were those whose service was with the King's German Legion, Galway Militia, Six Nations Indian Dept, Royal Waggon Train, Bengal Staff Corps, Newfoundland Fencibles, and Nova Scotia Fencible Infantry.

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