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IMPORTANT – We do not hold any personnel records including Service Records or Medals Cards.

First World War Records: can be obtained from the National Archives 
Post 1920 Service Records: can be obtained by next of kin of deceased soldiers, by going to the Veterans UK website

How can we help?
The Keep Military Museum offers a research service, which is primarily aimed at the family historian. This is carried out by volunteers. To cover the cost of research time we ask for a donation of £15.00. In some circumstances only background information can be provided, but because of the time taken by the research volunteers we still require a donation. Your enquiry will initially be acknowledged by our Research Co-ordinator Jane Mills. Please allow 2-8 weeks for completed research.

Research Guide Download 

Personal visits: In certain circumstances  we can offer personal visits to our Archive. These are strictly by appointment and under supervision of a research volunteer. This service costs £30.00, which covers 2 hours with a researcher. These can be arranged by contacting Flora Scott, Visitor Experience Manager, via
Commercial Enquiries: Please contact us via regarding any material which is intended for publication or other commercial use.
Students: If you are a student and you wish to carry out research please contact us via to discuss your requirements.
Photography is not permitted in the Archive.

How can I submit a research request?
Please send all research request using our Enquiry Form

Research Enquiry Form Download

Email: as the subject put ‘Research’ and email to
Post: The Keep Military Museum, Barrack Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RN
We are unable to take telephone enquiries.

How can I pay?
Ways to pay:

  • Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Keep Military Museum’ and sent to; The Keep Military Museum, Barrack Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RN
  • Card or Paypal payments can be made using our secure Paypal link, in the box to the right hand side of the screen, Paypal will give you the instructions to pay

Please read our research guidelines before sending us your enquiry as it outlines what we can and cannot assist with as we cannot guarantee that every research enquiry will be successful.