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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. A medal "pair"?

    I live in Australia. I have been bequeathed a WWI Military Cross. Its provenance was from his Australian spouse. But there seem to be two medals! The other one was auctioned thus: A Great War Somme operations M.C. pair to Flying Officer D. P. Hadow, Royal Air Force, late Northumberland...

    Started by RalphBoardman‎, 07-12-2014 2:46 AM
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  2. WW1 - Royal Dublin Fusiliers

    Hi, I am trying to source my grandfather's service records. I have managed to get his medal index cards but it's not really clear from these where he served/battles and there appears to be a number of different regiment numbers. He served from 1914-1918, Main regiment seems to be 5416 and he served...

    Started by BKenny‎, 02-12-2014 3:36 PM
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  3. Regimental Numbers & Service Numbers

    Hi, I have been given my Grandfathers "soldiers small book" and I am trying to find out information on him. The book has a regimental number and I was wondering if this is the same as a service number as I cannot find out anymore information that is not in the book. I know the date he joined up,...

    Started by VanessaJ‎, 01-12-2014 1:00 PM
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  4. 25th Machine Gun Corp Thomas Constable

    I have my Great Grandfathers WW1 service extract showing him in the 25th Machine Gun Corp he served for 4 years 4 months being discharged in Feb 26th 1919. I am confused by the numbering 25th MGC as it states on his medal card that he was a Pte No 6899 in the Machine Gun Corp and also in the...

    Started by Vespasian‎, 16-11-2014 1:04 AM
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  5. Post How did my Grandfather die at Ypres?

    This may appear to be a very naive question, however, I'm new to chasing up the war record for my maternal Grandfather and I would like to find out more. As a youngster I recall my mother always proudly boasting that her Dad, Private Thomas Parsons SR 7233, was wounded in WW1 and killed in WW2....

    Started by mikejduk‎, 21-11-2014 9:58 PM
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  6. Any relatives of corporal CJ Avenell...

    Hello while looking at a car boot sale,I came across the two medals of Corporal C J Avenell unfortunately I couldn't read his service number but just wondered if anyone knew of someone with that name if so I can go back and have another look at the medals ...the war medal and the victory medal...

    Started by Barbrocks‎, 22-11-2014 2:26 PM
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  7. 5th Cavalry Reserve Regiment

    Looking for my grandfather, Private 36344 William Nelson Dye. Only record I have found is in the 1918 absent voters' list of Leeds, Yorkshire. Was the 5th Cavalry Reserve Regiment part of some other regiment ? Can anyone advise me where else to search. I can find nothing in any other online...

    Started by swedwards‎, 16-11-2014 10:00 PM
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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 6:47 PM
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  9. Medals

    I was wondering which medals, if any, my grandfather would have been entitled. He served in the Newfoundland Forestry Corps during WW1. I have seen a copy of his card, but it didn't scan well originally and is a little hard to read. His name was William McDonald and his regimental number was 8465....

    Started by reginasmart‎, 14-11-2014 1:05 AM
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  10. Red face Information on Thomas Lynch

    I am new to this and I am looking for information on a Thomas F Lynch my great grandfather the information a I have comes from Guinness and a little bit of internet research Born Dublin, Ireland 1886/1887 I believe he enlisted in 1915 and was a Sapper in the Royal Engineers, I think he may have...

    Started by Strwalsh‎, 10-06-2014 7:51 AM
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    Help, anyone out there who could help me find the service record of my father. Name: Willie Bannister, private Royal Munster Fusiliers. service number 10514, served with regiment from Jan 1915 until 15 Jan 1922. When he was discharged he had a service number 7076706 and was a member of the Royal...

    Started by WINGS ONE‎, 19-11-2014 12:06 AM
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  12. Replacement medals..

    Hi after looking at at records it seems that my great uncle's medals were returned..is there any way of reteiving them or is the only possibility Of having medals is to buy the replacement medals can anyone advise me please Thank you Barbara

    Started by Barbrocks‎, 19-11-2014 12:41 AM
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  13. Casualties RFC/RAF Port Meadow Oxford

    Hi, some of us locals are looking to get a new memorial established by 2018 to the 15 pilots/aircrew killed during flying training at or visiting this aerodrome. Would anyone have any information on any of the following RFC/RAF aircrew (or the aerodrome) other than CWGC basic info: 1. Air Mechanic...

    Started by Rome600‎, 31-10-2014 5:24 PM
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  14. 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 1:20 AM
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  15. Service records info

    Hi I am trying to find information about my great uncle Llewellyn who joined the South Wales borderers during WW1 He was killed in action on March 24th 1918 aged 19 and buried at Grevillers war cemetery in France where do I go to find records of him joining up ,and where can I find his...

    Started by Barbrocks‎, 14-11-2014 11:33 PM
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  16. Grave Location

    Hi all, does anyone know if t is possible to find grave locations on this website your help is much appreciated.

    Started by JBorham‎, 16-11-2014 6:10 PM
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  17. More detailed information on regiments

    I think my granddad was in the North Staffordshire Regiment. My uncle insists that his father was is "signals" and talked about laying and re-laying telephone wires. Would some in all the regiments be involved in this or was it organised separately? How can I find out what they did? I have...

    Started by jannette‎, 14-11-2014 7:38 PM
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  18. Question Royal Sussex regiment in Ireland

    My father was born in the Curragh in 1912 his father my grandfather was there in the 2nd royal Sussex B E F but I cant find out anything about Him or where the regiment went any Ideas

    Started by hughesadrian2‎, 13-11-2014 11:03 PM
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  19. Welsh Regiment

    Hi I have been trying to research my family history for some time with little progress. My grandfather served in the 11th Welsh Regiment as it says this on my fathers birth certificate (born 1916) - I believe he went to France/Belgium on 14th August 2014 as he was an already serving soldier...

    Started by Toony1‎, 13-11-2014 3:59 PM
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  20. N Lancaster Brigade 55th division then 57th

    Hi. I am new to all this. I have found a family record that starts in 2nd/5th battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment but then states "moved to Sevenoaks and joined N Lancaster Brigade of the 55th Division in Feb 1915". In April 1915 "transferred to 170th Brigade of the 57th division". When...

    Started by ChrisCurls‎, 12-11-2014 1:28 PM
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