Friday, 4 December 2015

Army Form A.22 - marriage and baptisms

 
This form is not commonly seen in surviving service records but it can provide much useful information; almost a surrogate parish register entry. In the example above we see the date of the marriage, the names of the married couple, the church where they were married, the witnesses, and the name of the officiating minister, in this case a Catholic priest.
 
The man concerned, had been discharged to the Army Reserve only a few weeks earlier, but as he was still on the Army Reserve, this form found its way into his record.
 
This image is from series WO 97 and is Crown Copyright, The National Archives.