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.
Review of HGS Conference Day 2019
Review of HGS Conference Day 2019 Our third conference day was held on 15th June and was attended by 150 delegates. In the luxury of the Fair Oak Suite of the Macdonald Hotel and Spa, Botley, everyone took advantage of the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
HGS Conference Day – Rosalind McCutcheon – Fact Sheet
The factsheet from Ros McCutcheon’s excellent talk at our recent Conference Day can be accessed via the following Link: Irish-Poor-Handout-June-2019-Ros-McCutcheon (1)
Wield village booklet now available
Wield, (VB103) is a small parish consisting of two settlements, Upper and Lower Wield, with Upper Wield being the principle one including the parish church. Wield is 6 miles west of Alton and 6 miles north-north-east of Alresford.
New Item in the Members Area
We are delighted to announce that we have a new set of data in our members area. The Muster Roll of the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment dated 1889, by kind permission of two of our members, Kay and Dave Lovell,
Wield MI Correction
As with all data that gets indexed or transcribed there is always the possibility that information can be misread due to bad handwriting or general aging. Whilst preparing information for the forthcoming village booklet on Wield I have found a prime example of this.