The War Office records copied under the auspices of the Australian Joint Copying Project relate mainly to Australia and New Zealand. Troops in the Colonies were under the control of each Governor, although administratively they were controlled from London. Thus a great deal of material concerning troops and defence, especially before 1840, is to be found in the Governors' despatches in the Colonial Office records. In 1870 the Colonies became responsible for their own defences.
The following list provides, at Class-level, the content of War Office records contained within the AJCP. Piece Lists and Dates may be found in Part 4 of the Handbook.
WO 10 Muster Books and Pay Lists. Artillery (1845-1870)
WO 12 Muster Books and Pay Lists. General (1798-1877)
WO 17 Monthly Returns (1790-1865)
WO 22 Out-Pensions Records, Royal Hospital Chelsea. Pension Returns (1845-1880)
WO 25 Registers, Various (1789-1869)
WO 127 South African War. Local Armed Forces, Nominal Rolls (1901-1902)
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S OFFICE
WO 82 Office Day Books (1817-1863)
WO 86 Courts Martial. District Courts Martial (1829-1865)
WO 89 Courts Martial. General Courts Martial (1812-1829)
WO 90 Courts Martial. General Courts Martial, Abroad (1796-1900)
WO 92 Courts Martial. General Courts Martial, Registers (1806-1838)
WO 93 Courts Martial. Miscellaneous Records (1806-1833)
WAR OF 1939-45