This section of the Long, Long Trail will be helpful for anyone wishing to research a man or woman 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 Rules and regulations will help you make sense of it all.
Information to help you interpret your soldier's service record
Information to help you understand how the army worked
Please note that definitions of the various types of unit of the army have been moved.
27 May 1918. Gassed Australians awaiting medical attention at the Dressing Station at White Chateau, near Villers-Bretonneux. Note the bicycle resting against the steps. Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.
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