This talk will explore the range of material available to researchers on various aspects of the British armed forces at The National Archives, Kew. As well as acquiring knowledge of the range of records (some well-known, as not so well-known) on the subject, the talk will also explore some of the stories it is possible to uncover in the records as they relate to the army, navy, and air force during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Dr Will Butler is the Head of Military Records at The National Archives, UK. He completed his PhD in 2013, publishing his first monograph with Manchester University Press, The Irish Amateur Military Tradition in the British Army, 1854-1992, in 2016. In July 2020, he co-authored The Disparity of Sacrifice; Irish Recruitment to the British Armed Forces, 1914-1918, which was published by Liverpool University Press. He is currently researching the British Army in the immediate aftermath of the First World War.
The talk is taking place on Zoom and is free. Registration closes one hour before the event and an invite link will be sent to everyone registered one hour before the beginning of the event.