War Office 120: Royal Hospital Chelsea Regimental Registers (MG13 WO120)

These registers of pensioners cover the period 1713 to 1868 and are arranged by regiment in seven overlapping series. Registers dated up to 1843 include age, place of birth and particulars of service and discharge. After 1843, the registers list only the date the pension was awarded, rate of pension and district where pension received. Some death dates are also included after about 1812.

These records are held at the National Archives. They are not indexed or digitized on their website.

The book British Army Pensioners Abroad, 1772-1899 by Norman Crowder provides an alphabetical index to the names of pensioners in volumes 35, 69 and 70. Those volumes were selected by the author because they include many pensioners who settled in Canada.

Library and Archives Canada holds microfilm copies of some of the War Office 120 volumes relating to regiments that served in Canada. Those volumes are listed below. You can visit LAC to view the microfilm on site.

The microfilm reels listed below have been digitized and indexed on www.ancestry.com (subscription required). If you do not have a subscription, Ancestry is available free at most public libraries. On the Ancestry main page, click on the top Search button, then select Military. In the list for Canada Military Collections, select UK, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, Regimental Registers of Pensioners Who Served in Canada, 1713-1882. That Ancestry database also includes references from the War Office 97 series.

​Regiment ​Date Reference​
​Horse Guards, Horse Grenadier Guards, Dragoon Guards, Dragoons, Foot Guards, 1st - 14th Regiments of Foot ​​1713-1757 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 1, microfilm B-5690
​15th - 50th, 52nd - 59th & 62nd Regiments of Foot, Marines, Broken Regiments, Independent Co. & Misc. Corps ​1713-1757 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 2, microfilm B-5690
​Horse Guards, Horse Grenadier Guards, Dragoon Guards, Dragoons, Foot Guards, 1st Regiment of Foot ​1715-1775 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 3, microfilm B-5690
​1st - 10th Regiments of Foot ​1715-1775 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 3, microfilm B-5691
​Foot Guards ​1715-1775 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 4, microfilm B-5691
​11th - 40th & 42nd - 49th Regiments of Foot ​1715-1775 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 5, microfilm B-5691
​50th - 119th Regiments of Foot ​1745-1785 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 6, microfilm B-5691
​Broken Regiments & Companies of Foot, Militia Regiments, Marines ​1713-1785 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 6, microfilm B-5692
​Independent Companies & Misc. Corps ​1713-1785 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 7, microfilm B-5692
​Horse Guards, Horse Grenadier Guards, Dragoon Guards, Dragoons, Foot Guards ​1742-1785 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 7, microfilm B-5692
​1st - 25th Regiments of Foot, 25th - 40th & 42nd - 75th Regiments of Foot ​1742-1785 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 8, microfilm B-5692
​Misc. Corps ​1742-1785 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 9, microfilm B-5692
​Horse Guards, Horse Grenadier Guards, Dragoon Guards, Dragoons ​1730-1813 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 9, microfilm B-5692
​Horse Guards, Dragoons, Misc. Cavalry, Royal Waggon Train ​1742-1813 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 9, microfilm B-5693
​Foot Guards, 1st - 8th Regiments of Foot ​1742-1813 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 10, microfilm B-5693
​Dragoon Guards ​1742-1813 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 11, microfilm B-5693
​9th - 20th Regiments of Foot ​1734-1813 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 12, microfilm B-5693
​21st - 28th Regiments of Foot ​1727-1813 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 13, microfilm B-5693
​29th - 37th Regiments of Foot ​1735-1811 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 14, microfilm B-5694
​38th - 47th Regiments of Foot ​1742-1807 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 15, microfilm B-5694
​48th - 59th Regiments of Foot ​1746-1807 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 16, microfilm B-5694
​60th - 72nd Regiments of Foot, 73rd - 100th Regiments of Foot, Misc. Corps ​1758-1809 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 17, microfilm B-5694
​Misc. Corps ​1761-1809 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 17, microfilm B-5695
​101st - 104th Regiments of Foot ​1761-1809 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 18, microfilm B-5695
​105th - 135th Regiments of Foot ​1743-1811 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 18, microfilm B-5695
​Misc. Corps, Volunteers, Fencibles, etc. ​1743-1811 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 19, microfilm B-5695
​Militia, York Light Infantry, German Legion ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 19, microfilm B-5695
​Foreign Veterans, ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 20, microfilm B-5695
​Life Guards, Horse Guards, Dragoon Guards ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 20, microfilm B-5696
​Dragoons ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 21, microfilm B-5696
​Dragoons, Misc. Cavalry ​1784-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 21, microfilm B-5697
​Royal Waggon Train ​1784-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 22, microfilm B-5697
​Foot Guards, 1st - 7th Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 23, microfilm B-5697
​7th - 13th Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 23, microfilm B-5698
​14th - 28th Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 24, microfilm B-5698
​28th Regiment of Foot ​1813-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 24, microfilm B-5699
​29th - 43rd Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 25, microfilm B-5699
​44th - 48th Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 26, microfilm B-5699
​48th - 58th Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 26, microfilm B-5700
​59th - 69th Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 27, microfilm B-5700
​69th - 73rd Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 27, microfilm B-5701
​74th - 88th Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 28, microfilm B-5701
​89th - 90th Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 29, microfilm B-5701
​90th - 104th Regiments of Foot ​1806-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 29, microfilm B-5702
​Misc. Corps ​1806-1841 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 30, microfilm B-5702
​Garrison Battalions ​1803-1830 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 31, microfilm B-5702
​Garrison Battalions & Companies ​1806-1836 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 31, microfilm B-5703
​Veteran Battalions ​1804-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volumes 32 and 33, microfilm B-5703
​Dragoon Guards, Dragoons, Foot Guards, Regiments of Foot (scattered), Misc. Corps ​1817-1838 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 34, microfilm B-5704
​Dragoon Guards, Dragoons, Fencible Cavalry. Regiments of Foot, Misc. Corps, Fencibles, Veteran Battalions, Militia ​1772-1868 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 35, microfilm B-5705
​Misc. Cavalry Regiments ​1839-1843 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volumes 36 and 37, microfilm B-5705
​Foot Guards (scattered), Regiments of Foot (scattered), Yeomanry (scattered) ​1839-1842 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 38, microfilm B-5705
​Regiments of Foot (scattered) ​1839-1843 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volumes 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 and 46, microfilm B-5706
​Regiments of Foot (scattered) ​1839-1843 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 46, microfilm B-5707
​Regiments of Foot (scattered) ​1839-1843 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 47, microfilm B-5707
​Foreign Regiments ​1839-1845 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 48, microfilm B-5707
​Ordnance Corps ​1833-1836 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volumes 49 and 50, microfilm B-5707
​Militia ​1839-1841 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 51, microfilm B-5707
​Life Guards, Horse Guards, Dragoon Guards, Dragoons ​1797-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 52, microfilm B-5707
​Dragoons ​1796-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 53, microfilm B-5707
​Dragoons, Fencible Dragoons, Misc. Cavalry, Royal Waggon Train ​1800-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 53, microfilm B-5708
​Foot Guards ​1801-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 54, microfilm B-5708
​1st - 9th Regiments of Foot ​1800-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 55, microfilm B-5708
​10th - 19th Regiments of Foot ​1800-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 56, microfilm B-5709
​20th - 36th Regiments of Foot ​1800-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 57, microfilm B-5709
​37th - 39th Regiments of Foot ​1802-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 58, microfilm B-5710
​40th - 49th Regiments of Foot ​1800-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 59, microfilm B-5710
​50th - 59th Regiments of Foot ​1795-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 60, microfilm B-5710
​60th - 69th Regiments of Foot ​1787-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 61, microfilm B-5711
​70th - 79th Regiments of Foot ​1787-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 62, microfilm B-5711
​80th - 88th Regiments of Foot ​1799-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 63, microfilm B-5711
​88th & 89th Regiments of Foot ​1797-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 63, microfilm B-5712
​90th - 104th Regiments of Foot ​1802-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 64, microfilm B-5712
​Misc. Corps ​1784-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volumes 65 and 66, microfilm B-5712
​Misc. Corps ​1812-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 66, microfilm B-5713
​Ordnance Corps ​1792-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volumes 67 and 68, microfilm B-5713
​Life Guards, Horse Guards, Dragoon Guards, Dragoons, Misc. Cavalry, Foot Guards, 1st – 32nd Regiments of Foot ​1795-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 69, microfilm B-5713
​76th - 104th Regiments of Foot, Misc. Corps, Veteran Battalions, Misc. Foreign Corps, Militia, Misc. Ordnance Corps ​1783-1857 ​War Office 120 (MG13 WO120), volume 70, microfilm B-5714
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