Manuscript lists of army officers were kept from 1702 to 1752, the first official list being published in 1740.
- Annual Army Lists, 1754–1879 (WO 65)
- Quarterly Army Lists (First Series), 1879–1922
- Half-Yearly Army Lists, 1923 – February 1950 (from 1947, annual, despite the name)
- Modern Army Lists, 1951–ongoing
- Part 1; serving officers.
- Part 2; retired officers, as of 2011 four-yearly
- Part 3; the Gradation List, a short biography of officers, a restricted publication not generally available.
- Monthly Army Lists, 1798 – June 1940. Officers of colonial, militia and territorial units are included.
- Quarterly Army Lists (Second Series), July 1940 – December 1950. These superseded the Monthly Army Lists, and, for the remainder of World War II were not published but produced as confidential documents, monthly or bi-monthly until December 1943 and quarterly until April 1947, then three times a year, April, August and December.
- Home Guard List, 1939–1945
- Militia Lists: various militia lists pertaining to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are extant.
- Hart's Army List, an unofficial list, produced between 1839 and 1915, containing details of war service which the official lists started covering only in 1881.
Further reading and bibliography
- The army lists of the Roundheads and Cavaliers: containing the names of the officers in the Royal and Parliamentary armies of 1642, Edward Peacock (ed.) (1874)
- English army lists and commission registers, 1661–1714, Charles Dalton (ed.) (1892–1904)
- Henry George Hart, Hart's army list: the new army list exhibiting the rank, standing, and various services of every officer in the Army on full pay (1839–)
- William Spencer, Army service records of the First World War (seventh edition, 2006)
- The 1740 Army List at Google Books
- War Office: Printed Annual Army Lists 1754–1879 (WO 65)—download for free
- Digitised copies of 'Quarterly army lists' from 1913 to 1919 and from 1940 to 1946 at National Library of Scotland
- Digitised copies of 'Half-yearly army lists' from 1938 to 1941 at National Library of Scotland
- British Army Lists (National Archives' Research Guide)
- Hart's Army List at the Internet Archive