- The National Archives does not hold army service records for the Second World War. They are still with the Ministry of Defence.
- Many army service records between 1914 and 1920 do not exist as they were destroyed by enemy bombing in 1940 - only about 40% survive.
- The condition of the surviving service records can vary greatly - some are badly damaged.
When searching for a person you may find information on:
Remarks concerning the Individual
Next of Kin
Medical reports and Pension details