British Army Ancestors goes live!

Posted on: 29, August, 2017

I am delighted to announce that British Army Ancestors has launched with over 11m searchable records. The aim of this site is that over time it will be THE place to come to to find a photo of British Army soldiers. The current date range is 1850 to 1920 but this will expand over time. […]


Ernest Davies, 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment

Posted on: 15, August, 2017
Ernest Davies

I bought this superb photograph on eBay, recently. Uncommonly, the subject’s name is also published on the card; an added bonus. Unfortunately though, I cannot make a positive match for this man against one of the 11 million+ names currently published in a searchable database on this website. I have an idea who he MIGHT […]

Welcome to British Army Ancestors. This is a FREE site. It will always be a FREE site. The vision is one of our vast army of British Army Ancestors brought to life. Search for a soldier. Upload a photograph. Search for another soldier. Upload another photograph. In time, it is intended that this site will become THE place to come to when looking for images of British Army Ancestors.

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SEARCH for a soldier. UPLOAD a photograph. REMEMBER the person. So many people asked me how they could find a photograph of their British Army Ancestor that I decided to create this site. Now it's up to you.Help make British Army Ancestors THE PLACE to come to when looking for photos of British Army soldiers. There are millions of searchable names on this site. Help me put faces to them. SEARCH, UPLOAD, REMEMBER.

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There are over 11 million searchable names on the British Army Ancestors website. Searching is easy and fast. Use the wildcard asterisk * to narrow your results. REGISTER in order to upload photographs and download existing images. That's all there is to it. This website will be regularly updated and new features announced via the blog. Thanks for supporting this initiative to put faces to the names of our British Army Ancestors.



Do you own medal roll transcriptions from WO 100 or similar? I am seeking to plug known gaps in this database of British Army Ancestors by adding medal roll transcriptions and other databases to this site, thus adding to the 11m+ searchable names you will find here. Please drop me a line if you would like to contribute:

There are currently 106425 photos of British Army soldiers published on this website