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Anything from early times up to the present day. (Any country)

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    See the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted , click HERE.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 26-04-2014 5:09 PM
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  2. 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Commonwealth Roll of Honour Project

    Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project Hi All, In view of the cost of a photograph from the private websites such as the Maple Leaf Legacy and the BWMP i have decided to start a new Project, the aims of the project are set out below. I am already working with The Veterans Affairs...

    Started by sniper617‎, 20-09-2010 9:32 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations used in ADM 171 (Medal Rolls)

    This information was originally in a post by forum member Billgardner. It has been turned into a sticky as it seems very useful. This might help you work out what some of the notations on the medal cards mean. iv) Abbreviations found in ADM 171 Interpretation of the abbreviations used in...

    Started by Procat‎, 19-03-2009 10:48 AM
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  1. Question Great Grandad's Regiment - Unkown

    I need to pick a military buff's brain please! I am wanting to know what regiment my Great Grandfather was in when he was serving. His name was Eric Ernest Dannatt born 1901, Woodhouse, Sheffield died 1981, Rotherham all I know is that he served in Burma in WW2. Any advice is welcome and...

    Started by Frankie#88‎, 28-02-2015 4:30 PM
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  2. Next of kin (parentson early military records

    I have an ancestor who enlisted in the East India Company Army in 1858 (2nd Bengal European Cavalry) and later stayed with the regiment when it became the 20th Hussars upon merging with the British Army. I have his army service records (I think), including a copy of the entry in the Register of...

    Started by noddfa‎, 27-02-2015 5:19 PM
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    27-02-2015, 9:49 PM Go to last post
  3. Red face Daniel Wilding

    I am looking for information about Guardsman Daniel Wilding 2nd Battalion Scots Guards 8801. Died 18th 1914 aged 19 I would appreciate any information.

    Started by suew2706‎, 26-02-2015 7:05 PM
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  4. Army administration speak

    I'm looking at a medal card of a distant relative. I know he was rewarded the Military Cross, 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and a Greek War Cross. However, the card is full of army speak, abbreviations, dates, things like: clasp2/609, I.V.2242 etc. I wonder what other information...

    Started by theovanelmpt‎, 12-02-2015 5:52 PM
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    12-02-2015, 9:12 PM Go to last post
  5. This site

    I signed up to this website for a month .. Didn't find it much use..When I first went on this site the information I searched for was pixeled out. I joined for a month on paying the pixeled out information was completely irrelevant. Despite the fact that I joined for only a moth they continue to...

    Started by nathan‎, 10-01-2015 7:14 PM
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    11-02-2015, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  6. Post fewkes family

    looking for any information on the fewkes family from burma. ww1 onwards please

    Started by hazel1983‎, 01-01-2014 8:23 PM
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  7. No death certificate

    Hi am i right in thinking if you died in the first world war but there was no body found would they say you were missing in action or you were killed in action . The reason is because i can't find a death certificate anywhere for my gg grandfather and he doesn't have a grave but his name is on a...

    Started by elizabeth.a‎, 04-02-2015 2:50 PM
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    06-02-2015, 3:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Lives ofthe First World War

    I just stumbled across this site. It says register is free. https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/

    Started by SandraL‎, 03-02-2015 8:01 PM
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    03-02-2015, 8:19 PM Go to last post
  9. Question Merchant Navy Records

    I am trying to find information re Merchant Navy - Thomas Albert Victor Procter born 1915 and served on HMS Ionic - does this site have this info.

    Started by ernestfrancis‎, 23-01-2015 3:44 PM
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  10. Post Name's on a War Memeorial

    Hello again! Doe's anybody know where I can find name's on a war memorial? I want to see if my two great uncle's name's are on any memorial's, they both died in a war. One died in 1918 and the other in 1952. Any info welcome. Thankyou Frankie.

    Started by Frankie#88‎, 06-01-2015 11:11 AM
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  11. Unhappy scorpionx

    hi there i posted a thread before xmas but havnt heard anything yet i was trying to find records of my grandfarther cannnot find a thing. his name is richard henry checketts he served in the royal army medical corp, in the first world war,his number was 3905. hope you can help i have been looking...

    Started by dixedean‎, 07-01-2015 12:50 PM
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  12. royal engineers

    does anybody have any information on the 607 & 8th railway construction company royal engineers thanks for any help Grarm

    Started by grarm51‎, 02-01-2015 11:49 AM
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    I have recently discovered that my Great Uncle Arnold Peter Riding (1906 - 1977) worked at Bletchley Park during the war. I have explored every avenue to locate his service records but have been unable to do so. I do not know if he was a member of any of the forces, I only heard he ‘was too...

    Started by Mo1920‎, 26-12-2014 9:01 PM
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  14. Royal Army medical Corps

    Can anyone point me in the correct direction for RAMC records as I cannot see the RAMC listed In the Forces War Records.

    Started by jimbo1376‎, 22-12-2014 10:10 PM
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  15. I'm a bit put out!

    Sorry to be a moaner on my first venture in to here but I'm trying to find my grandfather's war records. Unfortunately I only have his name, dob etc but no informtion at all about his service. I started looking on the free part of the site nd was then enticed in to paying a subscription only to...

    Started by Steph123‎, 10-12-2014 6:01 PM
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  16. DNA Results

    I applied to get my DNA researched via Forces War Records still no results that was 14 weeks ago. They gave me delivery within 6-8 weeks when I placed my order. FWR services dept not answering my mail anyone else having this problem.http://www.british-genealogy.com/images/smilies/new/reddevil.gif

    Started by ianhex‎, 12-12-2014 4:48 PM
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  17. Re-Encatment of the War of Stoney Creek in th

    This was the Battle of Stoney Creek with the USA against the British trying to gain Upper Canada. http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt314/MsMe_album/sc2.jpg http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt314/MsMe_album/sc24.jpg http://i623.photobucket.com/albums/tt314/MsMe_album/sc29.jpg ...

    Started by SandraL‎, 10-12-2014 10:03 PM
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  18. Post Record for my Father

    I am looking for the record of my father Walter Thomas George Skeggs b1916 d1982, I have his marriage record for Aldershot 1939 however have been unable to locate his service record. Unfortunately, I have no details of unit or years served from/to in WW2, but there is a possibility that he...

    Started by Skeggsy2441‎, 01-12-2014 10:41 AM
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    02-12-2014, 3:27 PM Go to last post
  19. Help Needed - Grandfather WWI

    Searching for my Grandfather who served in WWI. Name: William Key Two regiment number: 172078 & 26011

    Started by trcopeland‎, 29-11-2014 8:36 PM
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  20. Smile First-person accounts during the BotB

    I am a high school student participating in the International Baccalaureate program and a requirement is a 4000 word essay. The topic I have chosen is on the Tiger Ausf. B and its effectiveness during the Battle of the Bulge. I was wondering if there was any first-person accounts by any British...

    Started by dalek992‎, 20-11-2014 1:48 AM
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