United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records 1760-1913 .
- 1 Record Description
- 2 Record Content
- 3 How to Use the Record
- 4 Related Websites
- 5 Related Wiki Articles
- 6 Contributions to This Article
- 7 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
This collection includes Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913. These records contain information on soldiers (but not officers) pensioned out of the British Army. The original documents are available to view at the TNA (series reference WO 97). The original images are available from findmypast.co.uk. Digital images of selected files from this series are available in TNA DocumentsOnline.
Citation for This Collection
- British Army. Royal Hospital Chelsea: Soldiers Service Documents 1760-1913. The National Archives, London, England. Series reference WO 97. Images: FindMyPast.co.uk.
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Timeline and Historical context
Here are some of the major conflicts that are covered by the same period as the Chelsea Pensioners' British Army Service Records
- 1775 – American War of Independence
- 1793-1802 – British involvement in French Revolution
- 1795 – British capture of Ceylon
- 1798 – Irish Rebellion
- 1803-1815 – Napoleonic Wars, including the Battle of Waterloo in 1815
- 1854-1856 – The Crimean War
- 1857-1859 – Indian Mutiny
- 1880-1881 – The First Anglo-Boer War (also known as the "Transvaal War")
- 1899-1902 – The Second Anglo-Boer War
The images include:
- Full name
- Calculated or actual year of birth
- County of birth
How to Use the Record
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- Estimated date of birth
- Approximate birth place
Search the Collection
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor. If you are unable to find your ancestor check for variant spellings of the namesor for nicknames.
When you have located your ancestor’s index record, select one of the links in the image box which will take you to the original record at findmypast.co.uk.
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- Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records 1760-1913 on Findmypast.co.uk
- British Military Genealogy - Army Museums Ogilby Trust
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"United Kingdom, British Army Service Records, 1760-1915," database FamilySearch (https://ds.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V5HP-1WL: accessed 24 April 2012), entry for Robert Elliott, birthplace Monghan, 1798. United Kingdom, British Army Service Records, 1760-1915." Images courtesy of Find My Past, London, England.