accessibility & help

Resources for researchers

Browse our resources below and find out more about the collections in our online catalogue.

Red Cross nurses with patients

Resources on Red Cross auxiliary hospitals

Researching the history of our war-time hospitals? Find out what information we hold and where else you can look for help.

Red Cross medal

Questions about our medal and badge collection

We get a lot of queries about British Red Cross medals and badges. These are some of the most common.

Prisoners of war receiving parcels from Red Cross

Records of prisoners of war

We do not hold records of prisoners of war from the world wars. Learn how to access this information from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Red Cross volunteer nurses

War-time volunteers and personnel records

Searching for information about a relative who served as a British Red Cross volunteer in the First or Second World War? We may be able to help.