We welcome research enquiries from members of the public. The museum specialises in enquiries relating to soldiers who served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as opposed to other units of the British Army. Although we can provide some general guidance on family history research (we have some useful addresses). We can also help with identifying medals, cap badges, interpreting military records and give advice on photos.
Visitor comment about our service:
"Very good museum staff. Very helpful and friendly. Answered all questions."
Our archives include:-
War Diaries for active units in both World Wars
Rolls of Honour for both World Wars
Casualty lists for the Boer War and World War I
POW roll for World War II
Army List for officers holding commissions
Regimental Journals - the Antelope and the Fusilier
Medal rolls for the Queen's Sudan Medal 1896-98 and the Khedive's Sudan Medal 1896-1908; the Military General Service 1793-1814; India General Service 1854-1895; India General Service 1908; Indian Mutiny; South Africa 1853
Personal ephemera that have been donated to us
Secondary source military reference books
On the whole we do not hold personal service records, unless they have been given to the museum. First World War records will be held at the National Archives (although some were destroyed during bombing) and Second World War documents are at the Army Personnel Centre.
As a self-funding charitable museum we charge a small research fee for our services, which includes help from museum staff and photocopying. You can carry out your research either by visiting the museum or we can post the information to you (£40.00). For researchers visiting the museum it is advisable to arrange a date, so that we can find the documents for you in advance.