This collection comprises The National Archives’ series, MH106, War Office: First World War Representative Medical Records of Servicemen. Only a sample of the medical records was retained. These records are a representative selection of the full collection of medical records created during the war.

With each result, you will receive an image and a transcript of the vital details. The transcript may include a combination of the following facts:

  • Name
  • Birth year
  • Service number
  • Rank
  • Corps
  • Admission date
  • Transfer date
  • Death year
  • Hospital
  • Country
  • Register type
  • Description
  • Series description
  • Record year range
  • Archive


The images may provide additional details about your ancestor such as

  • Number of years in service
  • Description of disease or wound
  • Religion
  • Other notes or observations

The medical records were collected by the Medical Research Committee and then given over to the British Museum during the First World War, 1914 to 1918. The records were used for statistical research. In 1931, Thomas John Mitchell and G M Smith published History of the Great War, cased on official document. Medical services: Casualties and medical statistics of the Great War from the data gathered from these medical records.