Trace a Soldier
Please find some suggested resources below to help you trace a soldier.
Soldiers’ Documents (WO97s).
The National Archives
Held at the National Archives at Kew. These records are now on-line at Find My Past.
- There are few records for the 42nd & 73rd prior to 1800. There are no records for those who served in the French-Indian or Revolutionary Wars in North America.
First World War
These records are held at the National Archives at Kew and are now on-line at Ancestry.
These records are held by the Army Personnel Centre. They are confidential documents and, as such, are available only to relatives.
Books | General Black Watch history
The Black Watch, Eric & Andro Linklater
The Black Watch: The Inside Story, John Parker
The Highlands Furies: The Black Watch 1739-1899, Victoria Schofield
The Black Watch: Fighting in the Front Line 1899-2006, Victoria Schofield
Books | Second World War
The Black Watch and the King’s Enemies, Bernard Fergusson.