Dating british army officers
Also there will be the detail of his surname, initial(s), regiment, “long number” and rank.
This “long number” will be required to find him in the WO 339 class of records, which is arranged by “long number”.
This article looks at the Indian Army List from 1930 onwards and how it can help you research officers of the Indian Army who served in the Second World War.
I have written a separate guide to using the Indian Army List prior to 1930: Researching a First World War Officer Using the Indian Army List.
is and how to use the volumes to research a British or Indian officer who served in the Indian Army.
If you are researching a British Indian Army officer you should also look at my guide to Finding British Indian Army Officer’s Service Records.
The Service Records of 139,908 officers are included in this class of records held at the National Archives in Kew, London.
I also offer a Second World War Soldier Research Service.