Did your ancestor serve with the Royal Welch Fusiliers? The collection comprises enlistment, transfer, and discharge registers, as well as casualty reports from 1830 to 1946.

Each result will provide you with an image of the original military document and a transcript of the key facts. The amount of detail in each transcript can vary depending on the type of document you are viewing. Below are some of the details you will find on the transcript.

  • Name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Year
  • Enlistment year
  • Service number
  • Regiment
  • Birth parish
  • Birth county
  • Document type
  • Volume
  • Volume year range
  • Archive and reference


The images will often provide additional details about your ancestor. The facts you find will depend on the type of document you are viewing.

Discover more about these records

The original records are all held by the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum Trust. The records include the names of those who served during the Anglo-Boer War, Boxer Rebellion, First World War, and Second World War. Within the collection, you will find enlistment registers, discharge books, casualty reports, and transfer registers.

Royal Welch (Welsh) Fusiliers is a line infantry regiment. The regiment gained its name from the task of guarding artillery during battles. The name originated from *fusil*, which was a form of flintlock musket given to those who guarded the artillery.

The Royal Welch Fusiliers date back to 1689 as Colonel Lord Herbert’s Regiment of Foot. They were formed during the early days of the war of the Spanish Succession. In 1702, they became The Welsh Regiment of Fuzileers. The regiment has endured numerous title changes and amalgamations with other regiments through the centuries.

Document types

Below is a full list of all the types of documents you will find in this collection.

  • 23rd Regiment of Foot Description Book, 1807-1842
  • Casualty Records, 1st Battalion, 1891-1893
  • Casualty Records, 1st Battalion, 1914
  • Casualty Records, 5th Provisional Battalion, 1899-1902
  • Denbighshire Hussars Roll Books, 1910-1916
  • Discharge Registers, 1921-1939
  • Discharge Registers, B, C & D Priority Lists, 1920-1939
  • Enlistment Registers, 1920-1936
  • Enlistment Registers, 1938-1946
  • Record of Officer Services, 1830-1850
  • Transfer-In Register, 1920-1938
  • Transfer-In Registers, 1938-1945