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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. Grandad

    Looking for Richard Godwin Pike,dob 12.02.1882, wounded at Ypres September 1915, returned to UK May 1917. Service no. 18884, cannot find any trace of him. Have his medals and a medal citation. Any help gratefully received. I think he was in the Wiltshire Regiment, but cannot be specific.

    Started by jennyman41‎, 11-11-2014 5:35 PM
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  2. Question Can't find soldier in WW1

    William James Job was definitely in army in WW1 but search does not find him. New to this. Any suggestions please

    Started by Marathon Man‎, 11-11-2014 5:10 PM
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  3. highland light infantry

    Our relative was in the 18th battalion, HLI (Glasgow Yeomanry), and died on 9/6/1918. I would quite like to know where he was fighting at that time. He is buried in Martinsart British Cemetry. Any ideas how to find out more?

    Started by caldwellian‎, 10-11-2014 2:35 PM
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  4. Royal Garrison Artillery 1918

    Hi, looking for information on the RGA on the western front. In particular 278 Siege Battery. The only information I have is that my Grandfather, Cpl Albert Francis Biddlecombe, was posted to France 14/4/18, and returned 11/10/18 - without his left arm. This unit was part of: The First Army,...

    Started by AlanBidds‎, 11-11-2014 11:41 AM
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  5. ark royal and RNVR

    I have been looking for my Grandfathers war records. He was George Henry Green born July 1891 Gateshead Durham. He was demobbed 1919 I think. I have seen a service number - M30144 on the demob paper which I veiwed in Find my past. archiver ref ADM/188/1078/30144 record set - Royal Navy Seamen. It...

    Started by harrygreen‎, 10-11-2014 11:00 PM
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  6. Confusion with WWI medals

    I have a problem with a couple of WWI medals. The main problem is that the ranks don't match up to the records. We believe that the medals belong to two different soldiers, one called Private J. Forbes and the other Private J.F. Forbes (as written on the medals), because they have two different...

    Started by MikeC1987‎, 07-11-2014 6:01 PM
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  7. Private 17946 East Surrey Regiment

    Charles Alexander Bory This is my Great Grandfather Charles Alexander Bory He was killed in action in 1917 in Arras. His body was never recovered and his name in on Bay Six of the Arras Memorial. I am hoping to go to Arras sometime next year.

    Started by Ellmers‎, 10-11-2014 11:28 AM
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  8. Question looking for Grandfathers Battalion

    My grandfather Alexander J Hayes was a guardsman in the grenadiers but I don't know the Battalion in which he served he served from 08 nov 15 to 25 Sept 19 where do I go for this info new to all this

    Started by loadsawork‎, 09-11-2014 5:28 PM
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  9. 207th Broad Gauge Operating Company

    A family member is recorded as being a sapper in Royal Engineers 207th Broad gauge Operating Company but I cannot find any records relating to that unit. Can anyone suggest where to search?

    Started by mjelliker‎, 09-11-2014 10:44 AM
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. wwi medals

    ANYONE KNOW HOW I FIND OUT IF MEDALS WERE APPLIED FOR WWI

    Started by HEDNESFORD‎, 07-11-2014 3:34 PM
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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