The APC holds personnel
service records from post First World War up to the present
day. Second World War records are still confidential and
access is restricted to next of kin, and some information
such as medical records or courts martial details will not
The National Archive
National Archive (previously the Public Record Office) holds
a wealth of archival material relating to the Army. Unfortunately
about a third of the First World War Service records were
lost during a Second World War air raid and many of the remaining
were damaged. Copies of the existent records can be found
in the PRO, details below. They publish a number of excellent
readers' guides which give details of what they have and
how to access and use it. These give far more detailed information
than it is possible to give here. If you are not able to
visit yourself it is possible to use a paid researcher. The
PRO has a list of such people. If you are visiting
yourself you will need some identification to obtain a readers'
War Graves Commission
Will provide details from computerised records
of basic information of those buried in IWGC graves, or on
IWGC memorials. You can now visit their web site and look up
names for yourself.
Ministry of Defence
For information on medal entitlement and claims
only. They do not act as a historical research centre.
Norfolk Record Office
There are some records for the Norfolk Militia and Volunteers
and various miscellaneous documents relating to local soldiers
during the war years.
Norfolk Heritage Centre
There is a good collection of
First World War portrait photographs of Norfolk servicemen