Army registrations

Births and deaths on military bases have been recorded separately from civilian births and deaths, and the information includes the regiment of the serving personnel. Records include Scotland and overseas, and the system started several years before the introduction of civil registration (1837 in England and Wales, 1855 in Ireland and Scotland).

Marriages in England, Scotland or Wales were registered under the civil system, but serving personnel needed permission to marry from their commanding officer. See the notes on the marriage of William Yeo and Fanny Kinsey in 1865.

For births at Army hospitals overseas see Births – other countries.

For deaths during wartime see War deaths.