Here we have a large paper and photographic archive which can assist us to answer your historical query effectively.
We are happy to carry out research on your behalf using our unique resources. The current fee for this is £20 payable in advance, although we are happy to discuss an enquiry prior to this sum being paid.
Please in the first instance fill out our ‘Search Request Form’ using the link provided here, answering the questions as fully as possible.
Please be clear when detailing your enquiry. Ask a specific question. Please provide as much information as you can, name, rank, regimental/army number etc.
Our holdings cover:
37th Foot (Raised 1702)
67th Foot (Raised 1758)
The Hampshire Regiment (1881-1946)
The Royal Hampshire Regiment (1946 – 1992)
We also hold documents and photos relating to the Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry.
Please note that any surviving records of the Hampshire Militia can be found at:
The Hampshire Record Office
Winchester SO23 8TH
Although we do not hold Service Records of individual soldiers we are able to offer a research service to family historians, professional researchers and other interested parties.
This can include questions regarding individuals, battles, casualties, Regimental History etc.
We hold copies of War Diaries for all battalions for the First World War and are lucky enough to have copies of our Regimental Journal which was published monthly or bi-annually between 1905 and 1992 and often contain lists of deaths, wounding and sickness.
Service Records for individual soldiers, including Officers, are not held by the Museum but are held by The Army Personnel Centre. They hold the records for service completed by January 1921 for soldiers and April 1922 for Officers.
You can download the forms required from the following website here, but you will then need to send them to the address below together with the necessary fee.
Army Personnel Centre
Historical Disclosures, Mail Point 555
65 Brown Street
Glasgow G2 8EX
Service Records, for those who served before 1920, where they survive, are held by the National Archives at Kew. Enquirers will need to visit in person or employ one of their recommended researchers; details can be found from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk or by writing to:
The National Archives
Surrey TW9 4DU
If your enquiry is regarding a soldier who died whilst in service during the two World Wars a good place to start is the website of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This database gives basic details of all those who were killed or died in these conflicts, and can help particularly if you are unsure as to the soldier’s Regiment.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2 Marlow Road
Berkshire SL6 7DX
We are only able to answer questions about soldiers who served in the Hampshire or Royal Hampshire Regiment. For information on other regiments please see the Army Museums Ogilby Trust website:
If you are researching your local War Memorial please contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org rather than complete the research enquiry form.