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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Postings (1914-1918)

    I have found some enlistment paperwork for my Great Uncle which says "Short Service" (For the Duration of the War) which gives his Regiment and Service Number, but how do you find out when and where he was posted?

    Started by Gunner2014‎, 14-11-2014 6:46 PM
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  9. Post Bolton Artillery

    I think my grandfather was a volunteer late on in 1st ww, unable to find any record of him George Gibbs, he was also a founder member of the British Legion in either Stockport or Bolton! He resided in Princess St Bolton.

    Started by gkgibbs‎, 15-11-2014 2:42 PM
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  10. Where to start

    I am looking to find some info on my grandfather, But not a clue where to start. This is for my father. His Name is Andrew Partt He was in the Lancashire Fusiliers 1917 Regiment number 52694 DOB 09 Aug 1899 Can Anyone help me please.

    Started by Glenn170‎, 14-11-2014 4:47 PM
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  11. Searching for Grandfather War Records 1914-19

    I am new to the site & having difficulty. My Grandfather Alexander Rankin McLeod served in the 1914-1918 war, I believe with the Highlanders Light Infantry & his war service record was 3099, however I am told this is unreliable. Can anyone please guide me to the right area. Thanks Winston

    Started by mcleodw‎, 28-10-2014 2:39 AM
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    I have been trying to find my grandads war records from WW1 for a very long time. I know that he was in the Middlesex Regiment, the Pioneer corp or Labour corps, from the photos I have of him in uniform. I have a post card sent from Cologne , but no date on it,I was told he gave the wrong date of...

    Started by farveymc‎, 13-11-2014 6:06 PM
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  13. British Red Cross VAD Index Card Digitisation

    Hello everyone, I'm a volunteer at the British Red Cross, and I'm helping to improve the reach of our VAD project so more people can benefit from it. We are digitising 244,000 VAD nurse index cards from World War One. The URL for this project's micro-site is: ...

    Started by RedCrossVAD‎, 13-11-2014 4:58 PM
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  14. Transport and Supply in WW1

    The scale of WW1 was immense - in numbers of men and horses, and in quantities of supplies (food, munitions, equipment and much else). I have just come across this informative page on the website of the Imperial War Museum:...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 13-11-2014 11:33 AM
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  15. Question Robert William CHARGE, Pvt Northumberland Fus

    Hi, I'm trying to find out a bit more about a not so distant relative who died in India in 1917. He was Robert William CHARGE, Pvt No. 26345 in the Northumberland Fusiliers, 2nd Garrison. All I have manage to find is his Date of death: 19 Aug 1917, and he was buried at the Kirkee War Cemetery...

    Started by Keithtug‎, 10-11-2014 1:55 PM
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  16. Looking for James (Jim) Tinkler

    My father (Fred) and my aunt both said that their father James Tinkler served in the Royal Signal Corps in WWI. Dad said that granddad could lay communication cable at full gallop and was very proud of this. James was on compassionate leave in June 1916 when Fred was born as grandmother was very...

    Started by dijclark‎, 13-11-2014 5:53 AM
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  17. Was changing names common practice?

    I know it's well known that young men used to lie about their ages when they enlisted, but what about altering their names? I've been looking for my grandad but only had a couple of photos to go on - no other army details. It's now been confirmed that he was a Royal Fusilier (thanks to the...

    Started by Jenaheldd‎, 12-11-2014 9:22 PM
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  18. 8th May 1917 Battle of Fresnoy

    My great grandfather, Charles Alexander Bory was killed in action on 8th May 1917 in the battle of Fresnoy. His body was never recovered. I have read a little about this battle and many lives were lost. I saw on the news last night that there was a new Arras memorial. Is there a website...

    Started by Ellmers‎, 12-11-2014 12:28 PM
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  19. Colin C Preston

    I am trying to find out where my Great Uncle, Colin C Preston of 11 Oldbury Court Road, Fishponds, Bristol, who was a Bombadier in The Royal Field Artillery, Service No: 3004, in WW1, might be laid to rest. He was killed in action, aged 25 on 31st March 1916 and his Duty Location was France and...

    Started by Elasie‎, 11-11-2014 12:58 PM
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  20. Gazette

    How do I get access to a war office copy of the gazette that my grandfather was mentioned in ?

    Started by dennis11‎, 12-11-2014 12:24 AM
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