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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. Repatriation of British POWs

    Does anyone know how the repatriation of UK POWs was organised after WW1? I assume that the camps didn't all simultaneously close on Nov 11th? Was the evacuation staggered according to geography, rail connections, what? Among the war casualties and internees buried in the Netherlands are quite a...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 14-09-2014 7:46 PM
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  2. Royal ulster rifles in Iraq 1919. -1921

    I have my great uncles medals for this campaign. I believe it is also called the Arab revolt in Iraq. He served with the 19th division royal ulster rifles. I can find very little info here but know that a Manchester regiment faced some severe actions during this revolt. Does anyone have any...

    Started by Bill1953‎, 13-09-2014 12:23 PM
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  3. Soldier in three different regiments

    I'm researching a soldier who was with the AOC as Corporal, then KRRC and finally 4/London Rifles; a different regiment number for each. I can't find him on this site. Could any one tell me what the progression would be for this soldier to join three separate regiments, he was not a career...

    Started by Mooodie‎, 12-09-2014 3:39 PM
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  4. Arthur Sidney Everest

    Hello, Looking for a friends relative. Arthur Sidney Everest - Buried at the St. Anne's Church in Parksville BC. Was in the military. They have NO info on regiment, rank, etc. 1938 Death. Im still waiting back on the churchs info. But would like to know more information about Arthur....

    Started by parksvillepast‎, 11-09-2014 9:14 PM
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  5. WW1

    I'm trying to trace my grandfather, edward pink. I have found a medal roll card for a person of thisname but there is no record of an address or any relatives so I don't know if its the right person. Can you help?

    Started by laurine‎, 10-09-2014 2:15 PM
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  6. Enlistment date

    I have recently been researching my maternal Grandfather Robert Holleran's war record, I have found that he was in the 15th Battalion Cheshire Regiment and he was wounded and taken prisoner at Mericourt on the 24/3/18 and subsequently served the rest of the war as a prisoner at Zerbst POW camp in...

    Started by jeff38‎, 11-09-2014 11:14 AM
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  7. where killed

    Just wondering if anyone would know in which battle my great cousin was killed on the 5/6/1918 he is buried in the fouquiers church extension unit no 93786 name william john bellis 6th btn sherwood foresters thank you.

    Started by willip‎, 07-09-2014 1:03 AM
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  8. Peter Gerrighty and Ambrose Ratcliffe

    Hello My two great grand uncles Private Ambrose Ratcliffe (Manchester regiment) and Private Peter Gerrighty (10th Battalion Cheshire regiment) both of which were killed in action during WW1. Can anybody tell me what sort of information this site would give me about what they did during WW1? ...

    Started by quiffdo‎, 08-09-2014 5:47 PM
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  9. Confused about death certificate

    Can someone help me? I recently came back from Belgium and after finding the grave of my great grandmother's first husband, I want to find out more about where he served and what he exactly did. His name is Frederick Darley and he died on 17th April 1917. His service number is 112213. Under the...

    Started by Dave K‎, 02-09-2014 9:40 PM
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  10. Where can I find out about him?

    I'm looking for info on my husbands relative Lance Corporal John Henry Smith who served with the Durham Light Infantry 19th Bn. He was killed on 19/10/1918 and is buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery. His regimental number was 19/817 and he was awarded the Military Medal. We have searched...

    Started by Hill Top‎, 02-09-2014 4:58 PM
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  11. Why a Military Medal was awarded

    I have been trying to find out why my Grandfather was awarded the Military Medal in WW1. I have copies of the medal card and London Gazette entry but cannot find anything further. I visited the Imperial War Museum and a member of staff there informed me copies of citations were not kept,...

    Started by MabelE‎, 08-09-2014 11:17 AM
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  12. Pte EA Gray Royal Scots Fusiliers - No 9214

    I posted a thread on 25th August (which I now can't find) about my grandfather, Pte Ernest Gray of the RSF. He was wounded at Mons in 1914 and invalided out of the Army in June 1915 as a result (gunshot to right arm rendered him incapable of holding a rifle). I mentioned that I couldn't find...

    Started by baldeaglepete‎, 07-09-2014 2:03 AM
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  13. Question Looking for info on great grandfather

    My family tree research has led me to the site but unfortunately I can't seem to find a record for my great grandfather who served in WW1. His name was Neil MacMillan and I know he was quartermaster at Maryhill Barracks in Glasgow in 1917. We think this was after he was injured in combat. I've...

    Started by saramacg‎, 07-09-2014 12:02 AM
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  14. Pte Ernest Albert Gray, Royal Scots Fusiliers

    Hello all My grandfather Ernest Gray joined the RSF in c 1906 (aged 18) and was in the BEF, being wounded in action at Mons. He was invalided out of service in 1915, as he was unable to hold a rifle having been shot through the right arm. I can find no trace of him on this site. His daughter,...

    Started by baldeaglepete‎, 25-08-2014 7:43 PM
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  15. Trying to find information about Douglas Marr

    My father Douglas P Marr was a survivor of WW1. He served as a Private foot soldier throughout the war and had machine gun wounds and damaged lungs from mustard gas. I have his war service medals - marked "1515 PTE. D. P. Marr. 7-LOND. R." But I can find no trace of him on this website! Please...

    Started by ColinMarr‎, 05-09-2014 11:38 AM
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  16. Weekly list of casualties

    I am researching my wife's grandfather. Frederick Feston royal west surrey regiment. He is listed on CWGC as dead 26 October 1917. NNG There is also an index card on IRCRoss which says wounded/missing 13 October. There are no service records so I would like to reconcile these two dates by...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 13-08-2014 2:59 PM
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  17. Question Finding records in Middlesex Regiment

    I have just registered, hoping to find information on my grandfather and his elder brother. His brother, 2Lt Frederick William Andre, was killed in action on 16 August 1917 at Passchendaele, aged 26, and I found his record on this web site, but the site gave no info beyond what I already knew. I...

    Started by Giles Andre‎, 03-09-2014 9:15 PM
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  18. Question TRACING MY GRANDFATHER

    Hello, I am new to this site. I have searched for my grandfather, William Ernest Fletcher - regiment no. 175044 - Sapper (wagon repairs) - Royal Engineers. I found a listing that i thought was his but can't agree the regiment no. Also the listing I found referred to an insertion in the Jewry...

    Started by barnie‎, 31-08-2014 1:57 PM
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  19. Info on medal no.

    Hi, can anyone find any information relating to medal no 554 issued to Bro A Henson for WW1.?

    Started by Peterjh‎, 29-08-2014 8:39 PM
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  20. help getting started on research

    Hi Can anybody help or point me in the right direction. I have done the basic search on this site . I am looking to trace the war records of my grandfather Charles Griffiths who was born in Liverpool. Family members tell me that Charles went off and signed up to the inniskillin or Enniskillen...

    Started by boswell54‎, 29-08-2014 7:08 PM
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