This is needed to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.
It can take up to four months for information to be sent back to the applicant.
The National Archives website is and the address is: The National Archives Ruskin Avenue Kew Richmond Surrey TW9 4DU For example British Army nurses service records for the Great War 1914 to 1918 are retained by the National Archives as are some prior and after these dates. Army Personnel Centre Soldiers, QAIMNS and QARANC personnel who served after the year 1921 records are stored at the Army Personnel Centre.
Any details known of disability pension, wounds, injury or illnesses from army service should be included in the request for service details of an ex-serviceman/woman search document.They will also need proof of death of the serviceman or woman such as a copy of their death certificate, obituary notice or funeral certificate.These should be copies since documentation may not be returned.Often such friends are posted and it is all too easy to lose contact, or misplace addresses or e-mails.There are many ways to get back in touch with former QA's and members of the armed forces.How to find old military records, army friends, genealogy service and applying for medals: One of the nice things about serving in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps is that many friends are made.Friendships are formed within the QARANC and with soldiers from many regiments and corps.There is also a useful addresses section and a select bibliography where further help and information can be obtained.Commonwealth Graves Commission The Commonwealth Graves Commission website at holds the service records of soldiers and QAs killed in action.Details can be found at Many have teams of researchers who can help with information and photos of specific time periods and locations.As an example of information that can be obtained please read the George Main - Gordon Highlanders WW2 page.