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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 12:22 PM
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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 10:50 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 4:08 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 1:07 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 2:39 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 7:26 PM
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  1. 1st Home Counties Brigade - RFA

    Hi, I am looking for service records for Frank Elliott, who joined up in Sept 1914. I have been able to find his Attestation document but having issues finding any more information. He was a farrier and I think he would have worked with the horses with the guns. Next steps to take would be...

    Started by gilesogram‎, 08-11-2014 10:09 PM
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  2. Nurses in WW1

    Does any one out there have any experience of tracing nurses in WW1. I'm trying to see if there were any local girls invoved in nursing during the Great War. The only thing that comes to mind is putting in nurse in the Keyword for the 1911 census. I get lots of monthly nurses and nurse domestic...

    Started by The Tank‎, 25-10-2014 4:59 PM
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  3. William Robert Davies 1677 Driver RA

    I am having a lot of difficulty in finding any information on the above, he was my Grandfather and survived the Great War. I am in possession of 2 medals, one the standard medal with his details inscribed on the side, and another which is star shaped with a crown at the top and 2 crossed sword...

    Started by RA Driver‎, 06-11-2014 4:59 PM
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  4. Conscientious objectors

    Rumour has it that an ancestor was a conscientious objector during WW1. How can I find out about this?

    Started by Davran‎, 06-11-2014 10:42 PM
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  5. wwi medals


    Started by HEDNESFORD‎, 07-11-2014 3:34 PM
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  6. 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 9:32 PM
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  7. King's Own Royal Lancaster

    Why can I not find any records for this regement ?

    Started by Ken Lardner‎, 07-11-2014 12:11 AM
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  8. HMS Raglan sinking -

    Trying to track down more details of my Great Uncle Fred Spencer (Senior Rating Attendant) who perished during the sinking of HMS Raglan on January 20th 1918. Any additional information is welcome. thanks!

    Started by lancs ww2‎, 06-11-2014 4:58 PM
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  9. Post Walter James Stanners

    My grandfather, Walter James Stanners enlisted with the Royal Scots when he was 17, probably in 1915. For 6 months he served as a gaurd at a Scottish sea port, name unknown, and then he went to Gallipoli. I do not know his regiment or service number or when he was discharged. He was born in...

    Started by Rex Stanners‎, 28-10-2014 9:33 AM
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  10. Post Citations

    My pappy was in the Northamptonshire Regiment WW1 he was awarded the Military Medal. I would like to discover more details about his service record. I have a very old photograph which shows him with an assortment of men/uniforms which may have been taken in France where he was taken prisoner. All...

    Started by Magenty‎, 05-11-2014 5:10 PM
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  11. Jubilee Charlie SCOTT b 1887 - WW1 Service

    Anyone looking for this gloriously-named man's WW1 Service Records (WO 363) needs to look among the hundreds of "CHARLES SCOTT"s: Enlisted February 1915 as Charles Scott, declared age 28y 9m. Started with London Ambulance (no. 583), finished with ASC (no. 211376). De-mobbed 1919. Married Ida...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-11-2014 8:54 PM
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  12. WW1 SCOTT - Burton George, Joshua or Fred S?

    I need help! Someone enlisted under the name BURTON GEORGE SCOTT, and there are 30+ pages in his records, but there are 2 birthdates, 2 marriages, and I can't relate either to a Burton George in FreeBMD. Regiment and number are consistent: RFA 88773. Enlisted August 1914, Winchester,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 02-11-2014 2:46 PM
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  13. New Zealander enlisted with assumed name WW1

    Included in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) for BERT SCOTT is a letter from the War Office to the Infantry Record Office at Preston, informing them that the man's British & Victory medals have been sent to a FRUITERER in PUKEKOHE, New Zealand, ending with a note: "Man states he served under an...

    Started by fullscott‎, 31-10-2014 10:49 PM
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  14. William Donald MB MC RAMC

    I think I've hit the buffers with the information that can be gleaned from casual on-line googling and need some pointers on what/where to go next. My Maternal grandfather William Donald was: mentioned in dispatches in London Gazette page 12488 awarded MC in King's New years list LG issue...

    Started by Donald Beaton‎, 28-10-2014 10:53 PM
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  15. Wills

    Please could you tell me how I can find the will of my Grandfather who died in France in 1917.

    Started by llamas98‎, 28-10-2014 2:40 AM
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  16. Henry Hassall, Staffordshire

    I've just found these copies of my father's stepfather, Henry Hassall, from WWI. I was hoping someone can help me find out where he was during the big one: Thanks.

    Started by shaygriff‎, 25-10-2014 7:26 PM
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  17. Help with DCM query.

    Hi i am looking for some help in finding which battle my great great uncle was awarded the DC m. His name was James Riach and he was in 1/6th Seaforths. I have some info from the London Gazette but i am trying to narrow down exactly where he was when the incident happened. As far as i can tell it...

    Started by forresflower‎, 20-10-2014 9:04 PM
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  18. Thomas Evans RAMC Reg No 60131

    Hi, I am researching my family tree and I'm looking in particular for any reference to my grandfather Thomas Evans. He lived in Mold, Flintshire and his medal card shows he served in The Balkans during WW1. I have his victory medal which confirms his number with the one on his medal card. I...

    Started by Wrexthedragon‎, 24-10-2014 2:20 PM
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  19. Searching for Henry Alfred Hillman

    I am new to the forum so apologies in advance if I do not comply with formats understood by others! I am researching my great uncle Henry Alfred Hillman in the First World War. He did his best to persuade his family to destroy all evidence of his war record after his death in 1946. I have found...

    Started by chillman1948‎, 23-10-2014 4:34 AM
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  20. NDT - Royal Army Service Corps

    I have been trying to trace the activities of a grandfather during WW1. He served with the RASC in France and later in Cologne but without more information I cannot identify war diaries etc that may be relevant. I have a "Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity" issued by No. 1...

    Started by UB1418‎, 15-10-2014 5:46 PM
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