This post is a step by step guide on how to download the free medal rolls from the National Archives.
What you need
1. The identifier for the medal roll you are interested in. If it is a QSA roll that you are seeking, look at this page for the
. For a KSA, click
. You are looking for an identifier in the form of WO100/xxx, for example WO100/119. If you seek the roll for a different medal, you can search the National Archives for it. It will likely be in the form WO100/xxx.
Downloading a medal roll
In this example, I will download the roll containing the 19th Hussars, WO100/119.
I have systematically downloaded all the rolls (from Waterloo to GSM Palestine 1945-48) and have encountered issues with only three of the rolls.
These three rolls are not correctly configured and are not able to be downloaded via the usual process. Fortunately their customer service is very good and they will send you the files as attachments if requested.
You'll need close to 100GBs to house them all.
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