Dating british army officers
Some men remained in Canada after the war, but most returned to Britain.Records of Loyalists and others who remained in Canada are separate from other military records.
The National Archives at Kew in the London area is the caretaker of most of the military records.
It is important to understand the "fonds" or the way records are grouped.
In addition, militaria such as headress badges, buttons, photographs of uniforms, soldier's trunks, paybooks, letters, colours, and medals with clasps can provide proof of ancestral links.
Medals can have the soldier's number on the rim of the medal itself.
He is also looking to allow officers to take career breaks to have and raise children without it damaging promotion prospects.