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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 4:09 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 3:08 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 8:32 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 9:48 AM
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  1. 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 7:18 PM
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  2. Mounting medals

    Hi all, well after two years of searching the web, posting on various forums, and placing adverts in medal magazines, I've begun purchasing replacements for my Grandfathers and Fathers medals. I won't go into why I don't have them, but it involves a Step Mother.....|banghead| What I'd like...

    Started by Mike_E‎, 04-04-2008 8:35 PM
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  3. UK War Memorials - all types, all wars

    The Imperial War Museum (IWM) has an ongoing project to record the details of all the war memorials in the UK, and currently there are about 65,000 on its database. The memorials are crosses, halls, gardens, benches, plaques and more; they record service personnel, civilians, animals - and even...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 13-09-2014 10:56 PM
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  4. From Source to Screen - The Journey of a reco

    From Source to Screen - The Journey of a record Great new video from Forces War Records! http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/blog/2014/09/12/from-source-to-screen---the-journey-of-a-record

    Started by Dominic - FWR‎, 13-09-2014 12:43 PM
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  5. Post 129 Pioneer Corps WWII

    Am looking for anyone who knew Private W Rhodes, stationed at Lowther Camp, Penrith during WWII. Can anybody tell me about his time there? Thanks to you all.

    Started by jw9244‎, 04-09-2014 5:23 PM
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    04-09-2014, 7:52 PM Go to last post
  6. Henry William Lawson, Aust Field Artillery

    Hi, I am searching the above officer on behalf of our church, All Saints', Warlingham, Surrey, where he is interred. We have a special day on Saturday, 13th September to remember those who gave their lives in WW1, and we can find nothing out about this guy at all. We believe he was a Warrant...

    Started by carolp‎, 28-08-2014 7:20 PM
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    03-09-2014, 1:25 AM Go to last post
  7. Uniform

    Any one no what Uniforms theses are he is my Grandad,some one said it was an RAF one,not to sure

    Started by andybarr‎, 30-08-2014 10:10 PM
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  8. Confused,WW1 attestation Papers

    Hi im trying to make sense of the above, I have a Wilberforce harold Cooke,b 1894 Warrington,apparently he signed up in 1915,and according to his Short Service Attestation Paper(ancestry site) from what i can read the following info, WW1 Service records Occupation Clerk,living at 18 green Wood...

    Started by debs14‎, 10-08-2014 6:03 PM
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    30-08-2014, 10:12 PM Go to last post
  9. POW Lists Italy

    I scrutinised WO 392/21

    Started by Brian S‎, 21-01-2014 7:22 PM
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  10. 85th Battery RFA 1911

    Can anyone help me find information on my Grandfathers' service record. Ernest Peter Hole born Bolney, Sussex 1889. 1911 census shows him in India as Gunner. I think he enlisted about 1906-1907 He took leave and went to Australia about 1912-1913. Was told by the British Army to enlist in...

    Started by jolman‎, 27-08-2014 12:59 PM
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  11. andrew21

    Can anyone help please? Trying to obtain WW2 record for my father, Stanley Robert Smith, Army No 2581284, enlisted 01/09/1939 as Signalman in Royal Corps of Signals, discharged 25/01/1946.

    Started by andrew21‎, 22-08-2014 2:39 PM
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  12. W.W.1 Volunteer Aid Detachment List

    My aunt, Eva Elizabeth Coon, joined the VAD nursing sisters in Kingston, Ontario, Canada during WW1. She served in England & France before repatriation in 1919. Some years ago. I came across a UK record of her having received a medal in England. I don't have a record of that now. Any suggestions as...

    Started by LibbyCoonHenson‎, 21-08-2014 9:32 PM
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  13. POW WW2 Escapees from Italy to Switzerland

    Hi. I am trying to find out more about my Uncle Walter Smith of the Highland Light Infantry. He was reported a s a POW in Italy, Capua camp but by Jan 1943 had escaped to Switzerland to an internment camp. The family story is that he went over the Alps guided by Italian Partisans. I would love...

    Started by bevhen‎, 16-08-2014 6:16 PM
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  14. Disappointed with this site

    I'm researching my family tree and I paid my subscription to this site in the hope that I would be able to find out detailed information about several relatives' service histories in WW1 and WW2, where they served, dates etc. I know my Gt.Grandad was gassed in WW1 but where? My uncle was involved...

    Started by Meadowmead‎, 09-07-2014 9:12 AM
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  15. Where to find Dad's records

    I have my dad and father in law's service numbers and units, but can't find anything about them. I have my fatherinlaw's pay book, and my dad's medals, have tried different spellings and ways of the putting in the numbers but no luck. Any clues?

    Started by 101Zoobs‎, 09-08-2014 1:53 AM
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    09-08-2014, 8:36 AM Go to last post
  16. WWI Remembrance Activities

    Seeing all the publicity on the project going on in London at the moment, I did a bit of research for my blog. You can read my latest post here: http://leaftwigandstem.blogspot.com/2014/08/in-flanders-fields.html Comments welcome.

    Started by fitzgerc‎, 08-08-2014 4:28 AM
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  17. Shot at Dawn - Service Numbers

    Is there anywhere I can find out the service numbers of those 'Shot at Dawn'? I seem to remember seeing a TV programme some time ago with someone with the number 8833 and would like to find out who that was. Thanks in advance Pat

    Started by patquickly‎, 02-08-2014 12:44 PM
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  18. Service with General Gordon

    My husband's great grandfather, John Thomas Smith Richardson born in Frehill, Durham, England about 1862, served in the military from approximately the 1880's onwards. I have uploaded a couple of photos to the photo expert for help in identifying his uniforms. I have failed to find any...

    Started by Kiwibound‎, 03-08-2014 6:52 AM
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  19. Finding out where a WW1 relative is buried

    Hello everyone .. I suppose I am not alone in wanting to find out more about relations who were killed in action during WW1 today. I have found my great uncle's record on this site - he was killed in action during the war, that is all we know, but I would dearly love to know where he is buried....

    Started by JaneyB‎, 04-08-2014 12:05 AM
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  20. Medal ribbon bar

    In what circumstances is it appropriate for the recipient of a medal to wear only the ribbon bar attached to his/her uniform? The info must be out there somewhere but I cannot find it. My guess is that the ribbon bar is worn by serving personnel to denote their campaign(s) and/or gallantry,...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 01-08-2014 10:47 PM
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