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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. Scottish Grandfather served in Canadian Army.

    I'm trying to search for my grandfather Harry Davidson Webster, born in Glasgow Scotland, date of birth 05/08/1890, who served in the Candian army from 1916 to the end of the war, would like to know which regiment he served.

    Started by rockstarian‎, 10-08-2014 11:00 AM
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  2. Half German serving with Royal Irish Rifles

    I am intrigued by a family member, Charles Joseph Sixt, who was half-German (on his father's side) but who served in the Royal Irish Rifles 15th Battalion and died in 1917. His father had been in the UK since about 1877 but was interned on the Isle of Man as an enemy alien and later, in WW2, his...

    Started by elizabethjones‎, 26-01-2014 2:28 PM
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  3. i,m stuck

    I know my granddads unit and service number but still cannot find any records of him in ww1. can anybody suggest another track or will I have to pay for a researcher.

    Started by rucksack‎, 08-08-2014 6:11 PM
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  4. WW1 1914 'Mons Trio' (Original) help?

    Hello, Earlier today my Mum brought up to me a set of medals belonging to my great Grandfather and asked me to do a little research. I've found out that they are a set called the Mons Trio containing the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. I also have a loose British War Medal not...

    Started by Conor Duffield‎, 07-08-2014 8:56 PM
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  5. Caring for family war memorabilia

    Have had my great uncles war memorabilia passed down to me from WW1, he was killed in action, the items include his silver cigarette case with woodbines still enclosed and many many letters, my question is how do I preserve them? Hoping somebody out there is able to help me

    Started by Wizzard‎, 07-08-2014 3:47 PM
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  6. trying to locate a photo

    Ernest Goerge Horlock was presented the VC in person by King George V And we are trying to get a copy as the one we had was lost in a fire can anyone help

    Started by dawndolling‎, 07-08-2014 12:11 PM
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  7. So sad

    A few months ago I was pleased to find a newspaper report of my gt. uncle's death in the Dardanelles, because it included a transcript of the letter his mother received from his platoon and company commander, which gave a few more details about how he had died, and was something that I had not seen...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 07-08-2014 11:10 AM
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  8. 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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  9. World War 1 was a Worldwide War

    There is much to commemorate and many tears to shed over the coming four years. In my country (England) the emphasis tends to be on the Western Front - France and Flanders, and all those poppies. But troops drawn from all over the world - from Africa, India, Australia, NZ, the Caribbean, China -...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 31-07-2014 2:02 PM
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  10. Finding burial location

    I would have appeared to have tracked down my Great Grandfather on the site. Have had a look on behalf of my father and uncle. From the information I have he was killed in action near Ypres on 27/09/1915 at the ripe old age of 17. Service Number S/6400 Do any of you have any advice on...

    Started by B Kelly‎, 05-08-2014 10:59 AM
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  11. Post machine gun corps

    I an trying to track down my grandfather Richard Ormrod 120014 MGC, I have not had any luck have put all information in search but got nowhere thank you

    Started by rose55‎, 05-08-2014 6:42 PM
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  12. Grandfather Goodall

    Dear Christina I wonder if you can help confirm that the military records I think apply to my grandfather actually do. If not perhaps you can point me in the right direction. His Service number was 19892. His name was James Goodall and he was born in 1884 in Bloxwich, Staffordshire. His parents...

    Started by Martin J.‎, 05-08-2014 1:58 PM
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  13. Smile Benjamin Salter

    WW1 I AM TRYING TO TRACE THE BATTLES MY GRANDDAD TOOK PART IN HE WAS IN THE SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT private BENJAMIN SALTER NO 14954 COULD NOT FIND WHICH BATTALION HE WAS IN. HE HAS THE THREE CAMPAIGN MEDALS WAS IN THE WAR FROM THE BEGINNING AND WAS DISCHARGED 14.12.18. CAN ANYONE HELP...

    Started by annie44‎, 04-08-2014 8:44 PM
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  14. 4th South African Infantry: Pvt Arthur Groves

    Does anyone know where I can find the military service records of those who fought and died in the service of the 4th South African Infantry in World War I? I know that Private Arthur Groves from Cape Town served in the 4th South African Infantry and lost his life in Picardie, France on 9 Oct...

    Started by loudoniii‎, 04-08-2014 1:24 PM
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  15. Smile Tracking down a Great Uncle

    Hi I have been given a number for my great uncle Corp Edward Dray, it's 573376 (formally 876, 394246). Can anyone point me in the right direction as I cannot find a field on this site to input that information?

    Started by miathecat01‎, 04-08-2014 6:20 PM
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  16. Chasing a oakleaf for Grandads Victory medal

    Records show that George Braid received a 'mention in despatches', unfortunately the records for the citation have been destroyed. We have his 3 medals, 14-15 Star, British War medal and the Victory medal but no oakleaf. Apparently these were only awarded later in 1920(?) and Grandad (or others)...

    Started by jbraid‎, 25-07-2014 9:14 AM
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  17. Question WW1 Tank Regiment

    I am trying to get more detail of the Service Record of Lt James Cheyne Macintosh, specifically dates of enlistment and discharge, service number and any awards. He was a tank commander at Cambrai, his Mark IV tank being 2633, D45 "Destroyer II", D Battalion, 11 Company, 10 Section, knocked out on...

    Started by LeslieR‎, 01-08-2014 11:25 AM
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  18. 9th Divisional Ammunition Column or 298th

    Hi everyone I am having problems working out from my great grandfathers service record which division he was with. 23 Jun 1915 he enlisted with Royal Field Artillery at No. 6 Depot (Glasgow) He entered Theatre of War in France on the 20 Nov 1915 with British Expeditionary Forces. ...

    Started by quigs1969‎, 30-07-2014 9:49 PM
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  19. POW's in Dulmen, 1916/1917?

    Due to the paper shortage during WW1, scraps of reports were re-used - and both sides were photographed for the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). There is one such headed "X 27918" "Place of Detention - Dulmen 22.8" (no year). Names of detainees, Date & Place of Birth, Disc No, Rank, Regiment, Date &...

    Started by fullscott‎, 31-07-2014 6:48 PM
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  20. RFA gunner T.W.LOVELOCK with Trench art pics

    Hello, I have been searching for info on my Great Grandfather's WWI Exploits for years. I came across this site, and it actually had some info. A little Introduction, My name is David T Lovelock, My middle name is from my Great Granddad. I am an American, But Great Grandfather fought with the...

    Started by G.I.Dave‎, 29-07-2014 7:00 PM
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