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  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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    22-09-2010, 7:38 AM Go to last post
  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. 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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  2. Injured, but not killed records?

    My Grandfather was injured by shrapnel in WW1 and treated by the German Red Cross. I would like to find out in which battle he was injured, and if there are any surviving records - where should I look? He was a sergeant in the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

    Started by fergusson‎, 19-11-2014 6:43 PM
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  3. WW2

    What is the Special List?

    Started by clarkelucky‎, 17-11-2014 4:37 PM
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  4. 58th Regiment

    My g grandfather was in the 59th regiment between 1863-1870. He was stationed in Athlone, Westmeath Ireland where he met my g grandmother and my grandmother was born. I was able to find his record, but it only had basic information. I was hoping it would have told me where he lived before he...

    Started by Jerseygrl‎, 11-11-2014 3:13 AM
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    12-11-2014, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  5. great grandad

    looking for my great granddads ww1 record, I have his regimental number from the short service attestation but I cant seem to progress any further. not sure how accurate these numbers were from this time. need some advice.

    Started by woodster‎, 11-11-2014 12:32 AM
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  6. Can only find one record

    I am new to this. The only record of my grandfather, who fought in the WW1 is on this website. His name was Thomas John Littlewood and he survived active Service. Unable to find much information, other than one brief entry. Any ideas?

    Started by wilmhistory‎, 10-11-2014 11:12 AM
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    10-11-2014, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  7. Plenty of detail but cannot find

    I've tried to find this relative before but got so frustrated I gave up. We seem to have plenty of info, but cannot find any service record. Can anyone help please? Arthur Bertrand Cragg dob 16 August 1897 (allegedly) Nottinghamshire. WW1. King's Own Scottish Borderers Regiment no. 29918 Royal...

    Started by Pilates‎, 09-11-2014 3:45 PM
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  8. Officer's servants or "Batmen"

    Does anyone know if there is an official list of Officer's servants also known as "batmen", specifcally during the Anglo Boer War 1899-1902?

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 10-10-2014 11:09 PM
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    07-11-2014, 4:05 PM Go to last post
  9. ww1 Medal awards

    I know that my uncle killed in action 1916 was entitled to the Victory medal and british war medal but so far as I know, no member of the family has ever seen these. Were they issued to next of kin as a matter of course? If not would we still be able to obtain them?

    Started by Chelseamike‎, 04-11-2014 1:59 PM
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    04-11-2014, 9:24 PM Go to last post
  10. Looking for WW1 POW records for Burma

    Hello I am trying to trace information on my great grandfather. I know that he was in the British Army I also believe he was captured by the Japanese and was a POW in Burma but I do not know in which year, he did survive. Can anyone give me any guidance as to where I can start looking. ...

    Started by jhine68‎, 02-11-2014 4:42 PM
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    03-11-2014, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  11. Camdon Fort Cork Ireland

    New to the blog.....Just found out that my Great, Great, Great, Grandfather served with the Royal Engineers at Camdon Fort 1872 for sure but could be prior to 1872 or after. Private James McClure. I also believe his father served as well Robert McClure but I do not know the time frame. If anyone...

    Started by brucecullen‎, 29-10-2014 11:03 PM
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  12. Winter War Volunteers, Finland 1939-1942

    Does anyone know if there are any living members of the group of men who signed up to help Finland when Russia invaded in 1939? About 230 of them ended up stranded in Finland and spent several years trying to get repatriated. My father in law, Peter Cooper, was one of those men and having recently...

    Started by Grandy‎, 27-10-2014 1:06 AM
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    27-10-2014, 1:26 PM Go to last post
  13. National Service and T.A.

    Anyone tell me where I can find National Service Records and Territorial Army Records????

    Started by Malrev‎, 24-10-2014 11:45 PM
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    24-10-2014, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  14. Red face Royal Horse Artillery

    I am looking for information on Edward WHITE who was a gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery in the 1881 census, at the Artillery Barracks in Aldershot Military Camp. He was born about 1858 in Rugby, Warwickshire although we cannot find his birth or death certificates. In fact we can't find...

    Started by tigger88‎, 23-10-2014 7:21 AM
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    23-10-2014, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  15. Question 8th Veterans Battalion

    Does anyone know how to trace a soldier who would have been in a Veteran Battalion in 1805/6? I haven't been about to find them on FWR site. Many stayed in Australia and became part of the infamous "Rum Corps"of New South Wales though I am looking for their pre Australian histories.

    Started by merrit150‎, 21-10-2014 8:26 PM
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    23-10-2014, 7:11 AM Go to last post
  16. Forces War Records releases MH106

    Newly released medical records of First World War soldiers reveal the other dangers of trench life. Military Hospitals Admissions and Discharge Registers WW1. "War Office: First World War Representative Medical Records of Servicemen" is a collection of records of soldiers' admission to, or...

    Started by Dominic - FWR‎, 09-10-2014 9:14 PM
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  17. Talking Trying to trace my great grandad

    Hi all, I am desperately seeking any info regarding my great grandad, he was a survivor from the battle of the Somme and his name was Phillip Lavery. He was with the Irish rifles when there and died around 1967-68. Any information would be greatly appreciated x

    Started by feebs1977‎, 03-10-2014 6:43 PM
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    04-10-2014, 2:52 PM Go to last post
  18. British Men - Serving in Spanish Civil War

    Hi Firstly my name is Claire, and I am a proud daughter of generations who fought to this day in the military. Two of my three sons have participated in overseas tours in Africa, and Afganistan. My question today, is where can I find online records for British Men who served in Spanish...

    Started by Claire71uk‎, 01-10-2014 12:02 PM
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    02-10-2014, 9:46 AM Go to last post
  19. searching for Information on MBE Award

    I am the last surviving relative of John Richardson Stuart. He worked for the War Office in Nicosia as a civil engineer. He was awarded an MBE in 1957 for his work for the War Office. I wrote to The Central Chancery of the Order of the Knighthood, but they don't have records of why an individual...

    Started by Cornhill‎, 17-09-2014 8:18 PM
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    28-09-2014, 4:58 PM Go to last post
  20. Smile ATS Catterick Camp

    I was hoping to find information about my mother as an ATS girl during WW2, but cannot find any information relating to the ATS so can anyone tell me how I can find this out. She was at Catterick Camp.

    Started by Lindawriter‎, 23-09-2014 1:59 PM
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    24-09-2014, 11:54 AM Go to last post

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