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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. Trying to find information about Douglas Marr

    My father Douglas P Marr was a survivor of WW1. He served as a Private foot soldier throughout the war and had machine gun wounds and damaged lungs from mustard gas. I have his war service medals - marked "1515 PTE. D. P. Marr. 7-LOND. R." But I can find no trace of him on this website! Please...

    Started by ColinMarr‎, 05-09-2014 11:38 AM
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  2. Weekly list of casualties

    I am researching my wife's grandfather. Frederick Feston royal west surrey regiment. He is listed on CWGC as dead 26 October 1917. NNG There is also an index card on IRCRoss which says wounded/missing 13 October. There are no service records so I would like to reconcile these two dates by...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 13-08-2014 2:59 PM
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  3. Question Finding records in Middlesex Regiment

    I have just registered, hoping to find information on my grandfather and his elder brother. His brother, 2Lt Frederick William Andre, was killed in action on 16 August 1917 at Passchendaele, aged 26, and I found his record on this web site, but the site gave no info beyond what I already knew. I...

    Started by Giles Andre‎, 03-09-2014 9:15 PM
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  4. Question TRACING MY GRANDFATHER

    Hello, I am new to this site. I have searched for my grandfather, William Ernest Fletcher - regiment no. 175044 - Sapper (wagon repairs) - Royal Engineers. I found a listing that i thought was his but can't agree the regiment no. Also the listing I found referred to an insertion in the Jewry...

    Started by barnie‎, 31-08-2014 1:57 PM
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  5. Info on medal no.

    Hi, can anyone find any information relating to medal no 554 issued to Bro A Henson for WW1.?

    Started by Peterjh‎, 29-08-2014 8:39 PM
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  6. help getting started on research

    Hi Can anybody help or point me in the right direction. I have done the basic search on this site . I am looking to trace the war records of my grandfather Charles Griffiths who was born in Liverpool. Family members tell me that Charles went off and signed up to the inniskillin or Enniskillen...

    Started by boswell54‎, 29-08-2014 7:08 PM
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  7. John J Behan WW1

    Hello Christina i've just signed on to forces war records but everything i have seen i have found out already from other websites such as WGC. My great grandfather John Joseph Behan died on the 23rd April 1916. He was of the Royal Irish Rifles. He was mentioned in despatches for the Battle of the...

    Started by cathedral1‎, 25-08-2014 3:26 PM
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  8. Unhappy Buried at Sea

    I was told that a great uncle, Wllfred Catton from Leeds, joined up in WW1 but died on board ship and was buried at sea in the Indian Ocean. Where would this record of his death be held?

    Started by Jacques‎, 26-08-2014 10:30 AM
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  9. ww1 medal

    i have a ww1 medal givin to me by my late grand mother and i would love to find the family of the person who owned it, his name was n sharkey royal berkshire reg, number 10299 he was from clerkenwell london,his regiment was in lreland at some stage and i believe he was a seargent,any suggestions on...

    Started by joey bull‎, 27-08-2014 1:41 PM
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  10. Cool war grave location in germany

    How do I find out the location of my grandfather's grave in Germany? He died in WW1 in the Fortress Hospital, Cologne.

    Started by forest‎, 27-08-2014 5:04 PM
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  11. Looking for Help to find a photo!

    Hello, I am desperately trying to track down a photograph of a soldier from WWI. His name was Albert Tune, service no. 4745. He was a member of the 1st/6th Bn of the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment. He was from Sutton, and his name is on a memorial there. He died in The Battle of the...

    Started by leegant‎, 22-08-2014 1:06 PM
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  12. To view my Grandfathers army record

    Can I view my Grandfathers army record through this website? I want to find where he enlisted etc

    Started by Mark2Bee‎, 26-08-2014 12:20 PM
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  13. 2/4 Bn KOYLI

    Having visited my Grandfather's grave earlier this year and seeing others in the graveyard killed the same day I would be interested to find out the Battalion structure and any names associated with individual Company/Platoon - I suspect the two guys lying next to my grandfather may have been...

    Started by tc1153‎, 25-08-2014 4:25 PM
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  14. Blacksmith WW1

    I have a Grandfather who would have been 30years old and a Blacksmith by occupation at the outbreak of WW1. I cannot find any record of him serving during WW1 on FWR. Could this be 1: because he was ‘too old’, 2:because of his occupation although there were Blacksmiths serving in the army or 3:...

    Started by ITR1214‎, 26-08-2014 10:52 AM
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  15. Royal Field Artillery

    Wonder if any one can help. I am trying to find my info on my grandfather James George Winstanley who was a Driver/Groom in the Royal Field Artillery. I believe he served in France and was possibly invalided out, I have a service number which was on his marriage certificate but cannot trace it....

    Started by pdl655‎, 25-08-2014 12:15 PM
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  16. My Great Uncle

    Hello, I am looking for the record for my great uncle but I do not have very much info. I remember watching the Royal Tournament back in the 70's with my parents and my dad telling me that his uncle was on one of the guns that do the musical drive in WW1. The only info I have is that my Fathers...

    Started by karenpoole1963‎, 25-08-2014 8:21 PM
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  17. Thomas Taylor c1898 d1917 France

    Hi there, i thank you in advance for any help,and direction given. Searching for any info on my gt uncle Thomas Taylor. . B Marylebone 1898. Died in France 1917. Enlisted with his elder brother ( my grandfather) Charles Richard Taylor b1895 Marylebone . Charles enlisted 11/10/1915. As did Thomas...

    Started by Shaeloola‎, 25-08-2014 1:20 PM
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  18. GRANDFATHER

    Hello ,can anyone help ?,i am trying to trace information on my grandfather ,i have little to go on but hope some kind person can point me in the right direction . His name is William Russell ,i believe he was with the leicstershire reg, he was at the western front ,again i believe with other men...

    Started by THROUGHBRED‎, 10-08-2014 3:00 PM
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  19. Bower and Kavanagh

    Cristanel, Gooday from Bris. Joined FWR to track down WWI Archibald Muirhead Kavanagh, born Ayrshire 28 June 1894-97, died 16 March 1966, served in the Artillery, and only info found is an A Kavanagh in Royal Marine Artillery, which could be promising but little other information. Also Percy...

    Started by vhrnb747‎, 25-08-2014 12:45 AM
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  20. Letter of Appreciation from D Lloyd George

    A very good example of the 1921 Letter of Appreciation from PM David Lloyd George. Filed in the records of a man (Scobie) whose address had changed, in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). Anc****y, SCO, page 60111

    Started by fullscott‎, 25-08-2014 8:40 AM
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