Resources

Archives and Family Research

Unfortunately the Museum does not hold soldiers records, so we are unable to help with this type of family research. However, you can find details of where to go…

Our Archives

The Museum does not hold Regimental Archives or soldiers service records. We are therefore unable to assist with academic or family history research involving such records.

Regimental Archives

The Scots Guards still hold their own archives

Telephone 020 7414 3419 Email archives@rhqscotsguards.co.uk
or please write to:
The Regimental Archivist
Regimental Headquarters
Scots Guards
Wellington Barracks
Birdcage Walk
London SW1E 6HQ

The archives for the Grenadier, Coldstream, Irish and Welsh Guards are held at the Army Personnel Centre, including First World War records.

The address is
Army Personnel Centre
MS Support Unit, P&D Branch
Historical Disclosures MP555
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
Glasgow G2 8EX

Family research and service records

This guide gives general information on locating military records.

For Service records please contact the addresses given above.

These commercial websites may also be useful (we provide these links impartially, charges may apply and we are not responsible for the content of these sites):
ancestry.co.uk
findmypast.co.uk forces-war-records.co.uk
livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk
nationalarchives.gov.uk