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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. Men with Criminal Records Joining up

    I have been researching my Great Grandfather who I understand was a Gunner in the RFA. My research has identified him as having numerous convictions spanning over a 10 year period with 2 imprisonments, the last being in 1910 for 4 years. My question is would he have been able to have joined up...

    Started by ledzep‎, 21-08-2014 2:55 PM
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  2. Wounded in Action and Hospital lists

    Hi there, I have been researching my Great Uncle from WW1 who was wounded in battle and later died of his wounds at home. I have found the basics from his war records but was wondering if there was a casualty list of wounded soldiers that were shipped back to Britain or any Hospital Army...

    Started by arthurmoss11th‎, 20-08-2014 8:48 PM
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  3. 1 Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers

    My relative, Pte George Langley 11945, died on the first day of the Somme (1 July 1916). I am interested to know about his earlier service. According to his medal card in the National Archive, he was entitled to the Star/BWM/Victory trio for service in "2 (B) Balkans" in August 1915. However, I...

    Started by kevinski‎, 20-08-2014 4:34 PM
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  4. enquiries after interned soldier's deaths?

    In the WW1 CWGC cemetery in the Hague is (1583 and 240178) Pte John Davies of the Cheshires who died on 14 Feb 1919 as an internee. His Dutch death certificate says "found dead", and his medal card says "death accepted". I assumed that the UK military would make some sort of enquiry but, unless...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 21-08-2014 2:56 PM
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  5. George Edward Coultous

    Hello ,I am still looking for any information on the time my grandfather spent in the army ,I am unable to find anything.I found a news paper article years ago at my local libruary on war heroes and found he had been fighting in France in july 1917 and got wounded he was in the Wrst Yorkshire Reg...

    Started by sarah‎, 20-08-2014 1:39 PM
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  6. India

    Hi I am new to this site and have two questions. Firstly I am trying to figure out why my ancestor who is Fredrick James Soper Service number 7950 with the Lincolnshire regiment who served in WW1 might have gone to Pune India between the wars. I assume he was there between 1920 and 1927 as he had...

    Started by evenst3ph3n‎, 19-08-2014 1:27 PM
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  7. Talking Assumed name

    My grandfather joined up in 1916 aged 16 under a assumed name. I know he served in the Sherwood Foresters, but like most did not talk about it. Any ideas of how to find him?

    Started by trixibel‎, 18-08-2014 5:03 AM
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  8. Sgt William Warbrick

    My uncle 2176 Sgt William Warbrick 30th Trench Mortar Battery RFA.Died on the 28th July 1917,it states he was Killed in Action.Is there anyway to find out how he actually died,and where.Thank You.Robert Warbrick

    Started by greyhound‎, 18-08-2014 4:09 PM
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  9. WW1 POW information

    I've recently found out which POW camp my grandfather was in during WW1 - Hamborn, Germany. Apart from 2 records stating his name, date, location and injury sustained, I can find no more info. I was wondering if there are any records out there to say when my grandfather was released from the...

    Started by joycelyn‎, 16-08-2014 4:58 PM
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  10. Newbie - where to start when all else fails..

    Hi - I'm new to the site and trying to find my Great Grandfathers war information - I can't find him anywhere - does anyone have any suggestions? Thomas Gair Leathers DOB 1899, DOD 2 July 1962. He was born in Whitehaven, Cumberland, UK. He served as a blacksmith (farrier) in WW1. He was at the...

    Started by 88Angela‎, 17-08-2014 7:11 PM
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  11. WW1 Sherwood Rangers or Sherwood Foresters

    Hello. I am trying to track down my Great Grandfathers war records but the information we have is limited and I understand his regiment (or what we think was his regiment) has potential for miss recording. Great Grandfather did not talk about his experiences apart from he was in from 1915 to...

    Started by RichardRJA‎, 15-08-2014 12:26 PM
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  12. Looking for records for A W Davis

    I am trying to research my Grandfathers war record. I have his 2 medals which confirm his regimental number as 35284 Queens Regiment and his rank as private. I have found his medal record at TNA which also shows a Labour Corps number as 68535. Should I be searching by Regiment number or Labour...

    Started by Turnkey84‎, 15-08-2014 10:29 PM
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  13. not enough filters

    Am sure this is a worthy site, but have not been able to find any records of my relatives who managed to survive the carnage of the WW1. Great if they died

    Started by Disappointed‎, 12-08-2014 10:41 PM
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  14. Royal Hampshire Regiment

    My father served and survived the war. I have his campaign medal but can find no record of him in any records that I've been able to access. Any ideas as to what I can try?

    Started by dfjessopp‎, 11-08-2014 9:55 PM
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  15. No records

    I'm having some difficulty in finding information about my great grand father. His name was Patrick Sexton Gallagher and he was a corporal. We're not sure which regiment he was in but he had been photographed on horseback before going to fight at the Somme. He survived the war and returned to...

    Started by Parpak01‎, 12-08-2014 2:53 PM
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  16. great Uncle search help

    Hi all, I'm trying to track any details of my mothers uncle who was killed in action in France in 1918, unfortunately my mothers mother or her parents had no idea as to where/how he was killed, and there is no information as to what year he joined up and what his profession was, my mum is 93...

    Started by TaffyTim‎, 12-08-2014 12:20 AM
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  17. C" Bty 178 Bde RFA

    Trying to find were they fought in France WW1 my GGgrandfather was in the above unit died 14/5/1918.

    Started by joe_young‎, 09-08-2014 5:58 AM
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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