Monday, 23 June 2014

Honourable Artillery Company collection goes live

Back in 2009 on my Army Service Numbers blog, I posted details of numbering in the HAC infantry. Now, thanks to findmypast, it's going to be jolly easy to fill in an awful lot more detail on your First World War HAC ancestor.

Today sees the publication of over close to 72,000 separately indexed records from the Honourable Artillery Company; records that include nominal rolls, lists of drafts overseas, Company membership lists, summaries of service, photographs, and entries in printed rolls. In short, if your ancestor served in the HAC during the First World War you stand a good chance of finding him mentioned in several sources which, together, will help you build a pretty comprehensive service history.

The release was well covered in the press this morning and this release on the Daily Mail's website is particularly detailed and re-produces some great images from the HAC archive. Read the release HERE.

Although the release covers men who joined the regiment as long ago as the early 1800s, the focus with this release has been on the First World War and with the centenary of the outbreak of that conflict fast upon us, this release will be seen by many as a welcome addition to findmypast's growing military portfolio.

Images published courtesy of the HAC .

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