If your relative did serve with the Hampshire or Royal Hampshire Regiment we can probably give you a good idea as to where he was serving and so fill in some of the gaps that you may have in research. We may not hold all the records but we can hopefully point you in the right direction and should be able to give an indication as to what the man was doing.
The Museum offers a research service which is aimed primarily at family historians though we regularly assist local history groups and schools who are researching the names on the village war memorial.
Please note that research can take a lot of time and therefore we have to charge a fee of £25 for all enquiries; even if we cannot find anything we have still had to search through multiple sources. We will not start any research without payment.
If you are researching anyone who served in World War 2 and later, you need to obtain their Service Record first before contacting the museum. You can do this here:
As of the 23rd January 2019 there is a 16 week turnaround time due to the number of enquiries we are receiving.
We can also be contacted by post at:
The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum
but your enquiry must be accompanied by the £25 research fee, cheques payable to ‘The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum’. This can be refunded if it is clear from the outset that we will be unable to help.
We do not accept research enquiries by telephone as we are unable to answer them while on the telephone! Enquiries sent by email will not be answered without payment as we have such little staff time to work on them.
Visiting the Archives for your own research
If you wish to visit the museum to carry out your own research, you must contact the museum at least 2 weeks before you wish to visit as we have very limited space for researchers. A charge of £15 is payable, which allows for 1.5 hours of research time.