This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to research a man or women who served with the British Army of WW1.

Once you have obtained as much documentary evidence of your soldier's military history, it is time to understand what it is telling you. This is often not easy, for military documents are full of jargon, acronyms, abbreviations, squiggles and numbers all seemingly designed to make things perplexing. Understanding a soldier's life will help you with the background and context. The Long, Long Trail's Insights will help you make sense of it all.