Hampshire is home to the British Army and has an array of museums that might be useful when researching your military ancestors. Although the museums do not hold information on individual soldiers they can provide a mass of contextual information.
So how can Aldershot Army Museum be of use to you and your research?
- The archive has maps, plans, books, letters, printed ephemera, from local traders invoices to a large collection of maps and plans dating from the 1890s.
- Oral history recordings, including some with memories extending back to the 1890s.
- A photographic collection which includes postcards, albums and slides from the 1850s to the present day. Copies of photographs in the collection can be made on request
- Listings of regiments and corps from 1856 to 1939 (except First War), which provide dates when regiments were in Aldershot, and in which barracks they were quartered.
- Burial records for Aldershot Military Cemetery, contact: The Cemetery Clerk, Headquaters Aldershot, Wellington House, St Omer Barracks, Thornhill Rd, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2BG
- Local study material for the area around Aldershot
If you require access to all of the museum collections for research purposes then ring the Curator to discuss your needs. Find out more about the museum on their website.
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