War Office 67: Depot Description Books (MG13 WO67)

These registers of non-commissioned officers and enlisted men include details such as name, age, place of birth, trade and promotions.

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

Library and Archives Canada holds microfilm copies of some of the War Office 42 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 Canada, British Army Regimental Rolls of Non-commissioned Officers and Soldiers, 1806-1892.

​Description ​Date Reference​
​8th Foot, Battalion ​1806-1853 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 7, microfilm B-3661
​17th Foot, 1st Battalion ​1830-1881 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 8, microfilm B-3661
​17th Foot, 1st Battalion ​1846-1887 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 9, microfilm B-3661
​17th Foot, 2nd Battalion (incomplete) ​1838-1880 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 10, microfilm B-3661
​34th Foot, (illegible) ​1803-1873 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 14, microfilm B-3662
​39th Foot ​1857-1873 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 15, microfilm B-3663
​39th Foot ​1880-1892 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 16, microfilm B-3663
​40th Foot ​1824-1865 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 17, microfilm B-3663
​65th Foot (includes variation of service) ​1826-1873 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 18, microfilm B-3663
​74th Foot ​1853-1868 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 19, microfilm B-3663
​84th Foot (includes variation of service) ​1826-1866 ​War Office 67 (MG13 WO67), volume 20, microfilm B-3663
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