Discover if your ancestors from Edinburgh, Scotland served with the Edinburgh Pals during World War One.

What can these records tell me?

Each record is a transcript. The majority of the information here has been compiled from service records, the Soldiers Died in the Great War database and medal records.

The amount of information listed varies, but the Edinburgh Pals records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Soldier number
  • Rank
  • Date arrived overseas
  • Place arrived overseas
  • If killed
  • Date of death
  • How died
  • Where born
  • When enlisted
  • Discover More about the Edinburgh Pals

    The Edinburgh Pals were officially the 15th and 16th (Service Battalions) of The Royal Scots Regiment. The Pals Battalions were the brainchild of Lord Derby, allowing young men to serve with their friends, neighbours, work colleagues or even team mates.

    These records list approximately 2,500 men who made up the original members. For the first time this list will tell you which battalion your relative served in (information not given on medal records)