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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Regimental Numbers - don't rely on them!

    It had to happen sooner or later - trawling through the Scott section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), I've come across 2 different men (1 killed, 1 survived) with the same Regimental Number (21437). I've noticed that some men made it through from 1914 (and earlier) to the end with just one...

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-03-2014 11:22 AM
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  2. Post Sticky Thread Sticky: Pan-European WW1 resource

    Have just come across this fascinating website, which is collecting together resources - documents, photographs, postcards, posters, diaries, film, individual accounts etc - about the 1914-1918 war across Europe: http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en. Contributors range from prestigious academic...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 28-02-2014 9:50 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FWR Members Please Read

    Those members of Forces War Records who have clicked on Free Forum should be aware that they are now on the British Genealogy Forum. This forum is owned by FWR, but is a separate entity, and existed for some years before FWR took it over in 2013. Members should be aware when posting on British...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 27-02-2014 3:08 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: WW1 Unit War Diaries released by TNA

    The National Archives are digitising their collection of WW1 Unit Diaries and are providing access to them on their Discovery Online Catalogue: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/war-diaries-ww1.htm Simply enter a Regiment, battalion, Brigade or Division number into the search field...

    Started by TomBen‎, 17-01-2014 12:07 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations used in medal index cards

    I've just come across TNA's list of abbreviations used in WW1 medal index cards. Perhaps it will be helpful for reading some of those tricky initials?

    Started by Kerrywood‎, 14-05-2010 1:39 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searchable Database - The Gloucestershire Regiment

    The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is a registered charity. Their web site www.glosters.org.uk has a free searchable database of over 40,000 names of soldiers who fought in the 24 Battalions of the Regiment during the First World War. The archives of soldiers where applicable are also listed on...

    Started by Stephen_J‎, 05-01-2008 6:26 PM
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  1. Looking for CPR C WORTHINGTON

    I wonder if anyone can help me find information about our uncle who's medal we found. It has Georgivs V Britt Omn Rex Et Ind Imp. The inscription on the side says 200404 A CPL C WORTHINGTON Y&L R. We don't know anything about him and would love to find out about him. Any information would be...

    Started by Wendyoo‎, 06-06-2014 2:41 PM
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  2. OBE gallantry award given post 1918

    How can I find out when an OBE was awarded and what for? I haven't had any luck on general search engines.

    Started by Jules53‎, 29-05-2014 5:07 PM
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  3. Irish recruits to British Army 1916

    I'm trying to get information on my grandfather, Jack Crowe. He was recruited into the British army in 1916 in Limerick, Ireland. All we know is that he served as a Batman to a General and was based for a while at Catterick Garrison. He never spoke of active service. Any ideas of how I can follow...

    Started by armo85‎, 04-06-2014 10:31 PM
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  4. Post QAIMNSR

    Looking for names of nurses who survived sinking of HS Britannic in November 1916, please.

    Started by NurseH‎, 04-06-2014 12:09 AM
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  5. Service Record

    I am trying to locate service record of M2 049817 Pte James Punton ASC who served in France in 1915 ? and also S-25153 Pte W Bridges RIF.Brig

    Started by fred625‎, 04-06-2014 12:23 AM
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  6. Prisoner of War

    Hi, I'm new to this and need some help. I'm trying to find out some information on the whereabouts of my husband's grandfather who apparently was taken prisoner during WW1. His name was Walter Charles Franklin and he was born in 1897. He returned from the war and died in 1954. We have been told...

    Started by Eddie01‎, 02-06-2014 10:26 AM
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  7. Royal Fusiliers 7th Bn

    I am trying to find any information on where the 7th Bn Royal Fusiliers were situated at the Somme when my Grandfather's brother was killed on the 29/12/1917. He was 28645 Private Percy Boulonois and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Thanks, Yvonne

    Started by maclek‎, 03-06-2014 12:45 AM
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    Started by paradad‎, 25-05-2014 7:12 PM
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  9. Unknown man

    Hi All , major brick wall on this , i and others have research and collated all of the 31 names of the fallen on our war memorial and 1300 survivors from the village that are listed on a commemorative plaque ,used to raise funds in 1919 for the memorial cross in the church yard , how ever we...

    Started by deanC‎, 31-05-2014 5:00 PM
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  10. Trying to identify uniform

    This is my first time on here. Could someone help me to identify my great uncle Joes uniform please? I have been told it may be the Gordon Highlanders but I am not sure, as the photo has become damaged over the years--it was originally covered over with paper. Any help would be very welcome....

    Started by nonee65‎, 30-05-2014 2:56 PM
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  11. Long shot looking for Harry Cook

    I am researching WW1 men from Coates in Cambridgeshire. One source I have used is the Peterborough Advertiser which reported on 26/06/1915 Mr and Mrs William Cook were, last week, expecting Harry home from Canada to recruit his health. When no news was heard they became anxious. They have heard...

    Started by Clarinetguy‎, 29-05-2014 10:10 PM
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  12. Question Troopship Canadian Pacific Empress of Britain

    Searching for Grandfather Samuel Alexander who served as doctor on liner dying of flu end WW1. Where buried in New York state, US?

    Started by 55SMSAlex3‎, 05-05-2014 10:13 PM
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  13. ww1 war graves

    I have found a record of my great uncle Gilbert Alexander Leighton Boyce, killed 15th of June 1915 in France but it doesn't say whether there is a grave. He was in the Seaforth Highlanders.

    Started by melton‎, 27-05-2014 8:45 AM
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  14. Question Prisoners of War in WW1 and how to find out where and what...

    My Grand mother's Brother, John Anthony BRIDGER, was a prisoner of war during WW1. I have no-one left to ask - isn't that always the way? - and I was wondering how to find out about where he was detained and how he was repatriated after the war. I do have one picture of him and from the writing on...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 15-11-2004 8:32 PM
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  15. Old WW1 photograph - regiment identification?

    I have this battered old photograph I believe to be from WW1 - my grandad's aunt was engaged to a soldier in the picture Alfred Wood - although we do not know which he is. I do know that he died at some point during the war but again have no more information. Is it possible to tell the regiment...

    Started by hbradshaw1985‎, 26-05-2014 10:46 AM
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  16. Private Thomas Lowes

    Wondering if anyone can help me. I'm trying to help my Dad find info on one of his relatives. Private Thomas Lowes - Service number 6001 was in the 2nd Australian General Hospital unit in WW1 I found his record on the Australian War Memorial site but have been unable to find any info here on...

    Started by cazlowes‎, 25-05-2014 1:25 PM
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  17. Battalion daily war diary

    I understand that Army battalions kept a daily war diary. I am trying to trace the movements of the 4th battalion Northhamptonshire territorial forces from 1914 -1918. Where are these daily diaries kept and how do I access them Thanks

    Started by rodup1‎, 25-05-2014 5:29 PM
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  18. Help please Re: Richard Shaw - WW1

    My husband's great uncle, Richard Shaw, fought in the first World War. He was awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry in the field. The family history is that he was in the Signals and he and the group of men he was with were surrounded by the enemy. At risk to his life he climbed to a high...

    Started by lifeclectic‎, 24-05-2014 6:27 PM
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  19. William Robert Charlton 457859

    Is anyone researching William Robert Charlton, Royal Engineers, 457859, who died 12th September 1918. He was from Morpeth Northumberland. This is all the information I have about him and I would like to know more. Please email cool_cool40 AT hotmail DOTcom Northumberwoman

    Started by Northumberwoman‎, 20-05-2014 5:18 PM
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  20. Cool Grandfather Service Records

    I would like to know how to drill down further in the Forces War Records because there are a few William Thomson's. I have his medals & dog tags with his service number as 6714. He was with the Royal Scot Grays and his unit was 2-DNS. I would like to make sure I have the right one. Thanks

    Started by Rick Thomson‎, 21-05-2014 5:02 AM
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