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The National Library of Scotland, which has previously digitised Quarterly Army Lists, is in the process of digitising Monthly Army Lists.

"We have digitised these books over the past months and are currently preparing them for online delivery through our website, alongside our other digitised Military Lists. We expect them to be online later this summer and hope that many readers find them a valuable addition to our digitised collections".

The Quarterly Army Lists provide details of career officers, while the Monthly Army Lists provide details of temporary officers.

Cheers

Maureen

Edit: The Lists to be digitised appear to be 1913-1919

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This will be a very useful additional research source

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Except when you try to download them... "error in server application".  

 

A lot of these have been around for a while, but nice to see (potentially) more readily available.

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Thanks for advising Alf McM.  I have edited the title of this topic to show the Lists are now available.

 

I was able to read a volume online with no problems, but did not try to download one. Anyone with download problems should advise the National Library of Scotland, so they can fix the problem.

 

Staffsyeoman, I was not aware of any Monthly Lists being online previously, except for a few on the Hathi Trust Digital Library only accessible by those in areas such as North America. Where were you able to previously able to access them?

 

Cheers

Maureen

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FYI, I just downloaded (as pdf files) August and September, 1914, as well as May, 1940. Works fine.

Dave

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There are now some Monthly Army Lists online for the 1880s.

 

Monthly Army List, editions from September 1881 to December 1885 Digital Collection, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. Most digital files appear to contain two monthly Lists. Personal experience was that a file was slow to download. Note these are copies of Google Book files, so those in North America etc may be able to find the Google Books file, and read online and search.

 

Cheers

Maureen

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Some further Monthly Army Lists online, mainly for years not available from National Library of Scotland, whose range is 1913-1919.

 

Monthly Lists, January 1910 to December 1920 (broken range) HathiTrust Digital Library.

The 1920 editions are August 1920, Contents September 1920, Contents;  October 1920, Contents;  December 1920, Contents.

 

Previously I was not able to view these HathiTrust editions, but I now can. I am in Australia, I assume those in the UK will also be able to view.

 

Family Search Monthly Lists from 1881 to 1915 (Broken range). Digitised microfilm available to view on your home computer, but you must be signed in to FamilySearch. For me, this is a very slow format, and unsatisfactory to use, but some of the editions  aren't available online elsewhere.

 

In addition, the FamilySearch Digital Library contains The monthly army list - 1910 October and The monthly army list - 1914 August. Similarly, you must be signed in to FamilySearch to view.

 

Also available from FamilySearch, Quarterly Army Lists  catalogue entry The official army list 1879 to 1902. These are digitised microfilm of Quarterly Lists from The National Archives, Kew, and are viewable on your home computer, but you must be signed in to FamilySearch. These Quarterly Lists, and also the Monthly Lists,  are Official Army Lists. There have been  commercial Army Lists for this period available online previously, but the Official Lists may contain information not available in the commercial lists.

 

In the years  after 1920,  1922, July, Parts 1 and 2, are available on the pay website fold3, and there are some reprint downloads to purchase.

 

All the above are from the FIBIS Fibiwik page Military periodicals online, sections  Quarterly Army List, and Monthly Army List

https://wiki.fibis.org/w/Military_periodicals_online#Quarterly_Army_List

 

Maureen

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