Source Information

Ancestry.com. UK, Military Deserters, 1812-1927 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: UK Police Gazettes, Luminary Trading.

About UK, Military Deserters, 1812-1927

This collection is comprised of lists of deserters from Her Majesty's Service, published in the UK Police Gazette between 1812 and 1927. Desertion was an extremely serious offence and those found guilty were subject to court martial and potentially a death sentence.

The collection can be searched by:

  • Name
  • Birth year and location
  • Publication date and location
  • Military date and location
  • Desertion date
  • Event location
  • Regimental number
  • Military Corps

Note:This collection contains an index to records transcribed from the lists of deserters. To view images of the lists on Fold3.com, you will need an Ancestry All Access subscription.