Records Research

Records research is not always straightforward and there is only roughly a 30-40% chance that any soldier’s service record exists (most were destroyed in the Blitz in 1940) but Battleground Tours can help you try to piece together a picture of a man’s service in the war.

At Battleground Tours we offer a bespoke service to search the known archives for information about those who fought in the wars. This is offered freely as standard when booking a tour with us but is also available to those who just want some research undertaking without a tour. Our pricing structure depends upon what we can find for you and how long it takes us, but a simple search of the archives will start typically at £20 and will never cost more than £100


Private William Atkinson McKinlay

Private William Atkinson McKinlay

William was killed at Gallipoli and his story can be found within our Blog. William’s niece, Mrs N Higginbottom, treasured William’s diary and we researched his war history for her right up until his death. She wrote this testimonial about our research:

“I am writing to thank you for the thorough research you have done for me, about my Uncle who was killed  in World War  One at Gallipoli, Age 18 (One Hundred Years ago)

As I knew very little about this war and his personal circumstances I now feel fully informed by your excellent research. Thank-you again.”

If you have an ancestor that you would like researching why not email us or phone Nigel to discuss how Battleground Tours can help you.