Tuesday, 13 March 2012

WW2 Royal Artillery honours and awards online

If your Royal Artillery ancestor was in receipt of an award for service during the Second World War, you'll probably find him or her on a brand new dataset just released on Find My PastRoyal Artillery Honours and Awards 1939-1946 contains details of awards to over 21,000 men and may include the following information:
  • soldier's title, first name (sometimes only initials, last name, rank and number)
  • soldier's post nominals at the time of the award
  • date it appears in the London Gazette
  • unit the man was serving in at the time of the award, when known
  • award itself
  • branch of the regiment
  • theatre of operations in which the soldier was serving at the time
  • schedule number
  • file number
  • who the award was recommended by
  • theatre of operations
  • remarks on the award
  • further service notes, when known
  • status
  • date of event
  • cause of death (as applicable)
  • place of residence
  • date of discharge
  • reason for discharge
These records have been assiduously compiled by the librarian at the Royal Artillery museum in Woolwich and are searchable on findmypast from today.


  1. Any information on my father

    Christopher Bernard Pearce Private 839717 R.A.
    A lawyer

  2. Check on line with findmypast or with the Royal Artillery.