Type in the year and find out what campaigns the British were involved in that year.
The information on this site is intended as a memorial to those listed and has been compiled from various books, casualty lists, medal rolls, newspapers, and memorials. Includes casualties from the 2nd Afghan War.
The British Empire
This site is dedicated to analysing the history of the British Empire: The triumphs, the humiliations, the good that it brought and the bad that it inflicted. Excellent military sections, well written and illustrated.
Nineteenth Century British & Indian Armies and their Soldiers
... presents various 19th Century photographs, campagn medals, and biographical studies of the soldiers represented by these items.
Searchable site, attempting to preserve the images of graves and monuments before they disappear. It is hoped that they will be useful to historians and genealogists.
Maps of Afghanistan
Modern and historical maps including several battle maps from the 1878-1880 war.
The Victorian Web
A general but large overview of Britain and its empire during the reign of Queen Victoria, examing many aspects including politics, entertainment, science, religion and social studies.
Soldiers of the Queen
This (virtual) museum is the end result of many years of collecting photographs of British soldiers taken during the reign of Queen Victoria.
Showcases a collection of Hussar photographs, mostly in French (apart from the British page). Still very enjoyable for non-French speakers.
Other Victorian wars
The First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-42
Detailed article and overview from Military History Monthly.
Crimean War 1853-56
The conflict between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French , British, and Ottoman Empires, and the Kingdom of Sardinia.
Anglo-Persian War 1856-57
The war was caused by the reoccupation of the city of Herat by the Persians.
The Indian Uprising 1857-58 (aka The Indian Mutiny)
One of the best-known episodes of both British imperial and South Asian history and a seminal event for Anglo-Indian relations.
Rorke's Drift 1879
The highest number of Victoria Crosses awarded in a single action.
Ian Knight's Zulu War site
Ian is a leading authority on the nineteenth-century history of the Zulu kingdom, and in particular the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.
The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
The objective of this website to bring together and make available research, pictures and information about the Anglo Boer War.
The Victorian Military Society
The Victorian Military Society is an international society whose principal aim is to encourage and foster the study of military aspects of the Victorian era and up to the beginning of World War I.
Families in British India Society
FIBIS is an organisation devoted to members with an interest in researching their ancestors and the background against which they led their lives in 'British India'. Includes searchable database.
Anglo Zulu War Historical Society
The Society includes the publication of articles, letters and reviews likely to be of interest to students of the Anglo Zulu war of 1879.
The Crimean War Research Society
This Society exists to honour and remember those that fell in the war and to study the war in its entirety. Includes a fascinating documents archive.
Victoria Cross Society
The Society seeks to educate, enlighten, stimulate and further interest and knowledge in the history and personalities associated with the Victoria Cross.
The Indian Military Historical Society
The IMHS was formed to bring together those interested in the military history of the Indian Subcontinent and to encourage research and the exchange of information.
Institutions and Museums
The National Archives
The National Archives is a national resource for anyone interested in documents relating to British history. This is where you find papers relating to men who served in the British Army.
National Army Museum
The National Army Museum is the British Army's own museum. It is the only museum to tell the story of the Army as a whole from Agincourt in the Fifteenth Century to peace-keeping in the Twenty-first Century.
The British Library: Afghanistan: Sources in the India Office Records
Sources for the study of Afghanistan and the archives of the India Office Library.
Firepower: the Royal Artillery Museum
The museum of the Royal Artillery and Europe's widest variety of historic and modern artillery.
Royal Engineers Museum & Library
The Royal Engineers Museum and Library tell the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers and military engineering.
Army Medical Services Museum
The museum tells the tale of army medicine and healthcare, human and animal, from the English Civil War to the current day.
Army Museums Ogilby Trust
The definitive guide to the regimental and corps museums of the British Army throughout the United Kingdom.