Researching HAC Members

If you are researching a member of the HAC, various membership and regimental service records for the period 1848 to 1922, including the First World War period, are now available for searching via the 'British Army, Honourable Artillery Company' record set on the commercial family history website, findmypast.


First World War

For more information on researching HAC members who served in the First World War, please see this WWI Researchers Guide

A new book entitled Reflections of a Regiment: the Honourable Artillery Company and the Great War in Pictures has just been published to commemorate the service of HAC members in the First Worlds War. A key centenary project, this publication's extensive illustrations have been principally drawn from the HAC's photographic archives, supplemented by reproductions of items from other treasured collections.

A new two-volume 'pocket' guide to HAC graves and memorials 1900 to 1923 is now available from the HAC. Please see the order form for further information. Entitled Remembered with Honour, this small two-volume publication lists the names and graves and memorials of HAC members (and men known to have attached to HAC units) who were casualties of the First World War and several other conflicts. The graves and memorials are to be found in Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and a number of other burial grounds. Book I covers France and Book II covers the rest of the world. Simple country sketch maps and a name index have also been included. 


Second World War

For more information on researching HAC members who served in the Second World War, please see this WWII Researchers Guide.

Members Before 1914

For details of early members, you might like to consult The Cardew-Rendle Roll. This has also been recently published in two substantial volumes by the HAC and contains biographies of around 17,000 members admitted to the Company from the earliest times up to 31 March 1908. This publication may be consulted at the British Library and other UK copyright libraries. It may also be purchased from the HAC. For further information, please download this flyer.