Libraries First World War archives

Guidance on WWI records

You will find more detailed information in published guides available at Central Library.

  • William Spencer, Army Records. A Guide for Family Historians (The National Archives, 2008). Archives Reference 929.1072 SPE.
  • William Spencer, Army Service Records of the First World War (The Public Record Office, 2001). Local Studies Lending 940.40941 SPE.
  • William Spencer, Medals: The Researcher's Guide (The National Archives, 2006). Local Studies Lending 737.22072 SPE

The National Archives also has a range of guides which describe how to find out more about your family history during the First World War, whether you are interested in the armed forces or the home front.

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