Early military record sets released online

By Jon Bauckham, 28 July 2016 - 4:45pm

TheGenealogist has uploaded an array of early military records, including a 16th-century muster roll from Somerset and a list of men who served at Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo engraving

New additions to TheGenealogist include the Waterloo Roll Call, which lists nearly 4,000 men who served under the Duke of Wellington on 18 June 1815 (Photo: Getty Images)

An array of early British military record sets have been published online at TheGenealogist.

Available to explore via the site’s fast-growing Military Collection, the additions include resources such as the Waterloo Roll Call, created in 1815 and recording the names of nearly 4,000 men who served under the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo.

The tranche also comprises Battery Records of the Royal Artillery (1758-1922); regimental rolls of men who served with the Manchester Regiment between 1758 and 1922 (including the First World War); as well as a selection of Victorian Army lists dating back to 1838.

The earliest records to be added hail from a mid-16th century muster roll, identifying civilians in the county of Somerset who could be called upon for military service. Fully searchable, the entries provide the names of each militiaman and their role – ranging from archers to pikemen.

Explore the records here (requires subscription).

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