Shell-shock, syphilis and self-inflicted wounds: injury, disease and discipline in the British Army during the First World War (MH 106)


  • The National Archives

Project summary

This project will catalogue entries for the thousands of medical sheets of First World War army personnel held in series MH 106. The initial listing was collated 100 years ago using varying methodologies, and it is data-poor and confusing. There are 276 boxes of the surviving sheets. We will catalogue 135 of these boxes – 50,000 items – using an agreed set of critical data fields including name, regiment, name of hospital removed to, nature of condition, and injury or disease. This data will then be uploaded to our online Discovery catalogue and made available for free to the research community.