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Historical Enquiries

The information we hold relates to historical records of events of the Regiment and its Battalions.Though we have details of some notable individual personnel, who were either killed in action, died during their service, or awarded gallantry Medals. The Association does not hold personal details about individual soldiers. This can only be obtained from the Army Personnel Centre, at Kentigern House, Glasgow. See their Deceased Personnel Records application details for further information, research application forms and fees.

The APC hold officers and Soldiers records dating back to 1920. If you require information prior to that then you need to contact the National Archives, at Kew. A considerable amount of records were lost during the London Blitz in World War two, as a result of fires, so they do not have records of all soldiers details.


Please note that The West Yorkshire Regiment (14th Regiment of Foot) is not the same as the West Riding Regiment (33rd Regiment of Foot). We do not have any information about them. You will need to contact the York Army Museum.


For Duke of Wellington’s Regiment – West Riding Regiment – 33rd Regiment of Foot and 76th Regiment of Foot related historical enquiries please download and use the Archives Research Request form below. Research cannot start until a form has been received.

The archives is only manned by ‘spare time’ volunteers, usually on Wednesday and Thursday. It may be a week before received emails are read.


Some information may take time for our staff to obtain and check. Though we will endeavour to do it within a four week turn around from receipt of the form, we cannot guarantee it.

We do not take requests for research over the phone. Those received by email that may require detailed information for the search to take place will be sent the form below to complete and return.

DWR Archive Research Request Form (MS Word Format)

DWR Archive Research Request Form (PDF Format)

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Postal address for completed request forms:

The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Museum
Archives Department
Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road
West Yorkshire