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 theVeterans 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 experienced volunteers. To cover the cost of research time and resources we ask for a donation of £30.00. 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.

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.

How can I submit a research request?

Please send all research request using the enquiry form on our contact page, or...

Email: as the subject put ‘Research’ and email to
Post: The Keep Military Museum, Barrack Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RN

How can I 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 payments can be made using our secure link, via our shop page here.

We are unable to take telephone enquiries.

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.

Please note, photography is not permitted in the Archive.

Research Volunteers