Army List Interface Guide

SEARCH FACILITY: This enables you to search the document. In this PDF all words are searchable, so it is easy to look for names. Results are highlighted on each page

DOCUMENT CONTENTS: Shows your location in the document and gives quick access to the main features of the Army List. Officers are first listed by rank, then unit

UNIFORM DETAILS: A minor but interesting point, this shows the colours of a regiment's collars and cuffs, and what they were lined with. In this case the 35th had orange facings with gold lace

RANKS: Most will be familiar but that of 'ensign' - a very young officer straight from school - was changed to second lieutenant in the late Victorian period

ANNOTATION: Decorations and some campaign medals are shown against those entitled to them. This symbol indicates Captain Rainforth had been awarded the Waterloo Medal

UNIT: The name of the Regiment or Corps is shown. Infantry, or Regiments of Foot, were all numbered and some were recruited on a county-based system

UNIT: The name of the Regiment or Corps is shown. Infantry, or Regiments of Foot, were all numbered and some were recruited on a county-based system

BATTLE HONOURS: Even if your ancestor wasn't an officer, browsing the Army List by unit enables you to see where they fought. Here 'Maida' is listed _I

TYPICAL ENTRY: For each unit, the rank, name and dates of commission in that rank are shown. Men are grouped in ranks, and their full name is shown

ADDITIONAL OFFICERS: Shows the regiment's paymaster who paid all ranks from War Office funds, the adjutant, the 'secretary', and the quarter-master

AGENTS: The Army List also showed which agent looked after the regiment's accounts. The main army bank was Cox & Co, shown here, who continued to manage the affairs of officers well into the 20th century

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