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Army Medical Board

Posted: 15 Nov 2011 1:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Would like to know where the records of the Army Medical B oard,which was located at St.James's Palace during the Crimean War are now archived.My ancestor was a medical dispenser and would have had to make an application to the board in order to join the army medical corps.
I can't seem to find any records at The National Archives.But if someone can see them on the catalogue -please let me know !!
Many thanks.

Re: Army Medical Board

Posted: 15 Nov 2011 2:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
What information are you expecting to find?

Re: Army Medical Board

Posted: 5 Mar 2014 11:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Jeff,
Sorry but I only saw your reply now over two years later !
I want to try to see if i can find my ancestors application to the army medical board.I know that he ended up at Kerch in the Crimea and is on a nominal roll in the purveyors dept. as the medical store-keeper but I wanted to find his application.
Still hope you can help me.

Re: Army Medical Board

Posted: 5 Mar 2014 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
There doesn’t appear to be much available in the way of records at all and some are spread across departments.

In the 3rd & 5th paragraphs of the last section at there’s some background about how the Ordnance Medical Dept became part of the Army Medical Board in 1855 and from 1857 to 1870 there was a separate Purveyor's Department.

Then selecting the advanced search at for Purveyor's Department dates 1850 –1870, you’ll see most are organisational records or statistics, with a few examples for individuals created from other documents.
They are included in other records that are free to download, but I have not checked the content; the fact they’re free could be an indicator of how few there are.

It’s even worse for a search for Army Medical Board, but truncating it to Army Medical gives over 300 returns but can be reduced by adding Department.
There are some items for individuals but watch for records covering dates that include WWI (picked by early dates), some are free some carry a nominal fee.

You have better luck searching for name.

Looks like army officers or SNCOs filled some posts, so it may be worth checking army officers' and soldiers' records see the relevant guides at

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