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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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  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. Tracing Private R. Dean

    I have been given 3 medals that were in my Grandad's possession and have established that they are from World War I. One of the medals is tagged with the name W.G. Pitcher who I have discovered was the uncle of my nan, but the other two are inscribed with the name Pte R. Dean. I'm guessing...

    Started by RobinC‎, 02-10-2011 9:56 PM
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  2. Tracing WW1 widow

    This is a long shot, my Great Uncle Herbert emigrated to Halifax Nova Scotia somewhere around 1913/14. At the start of WW1 he joined the Royal Canadian Regiment. I've found out what happened to him and his death, where he's buried etc, however he married while in Canada to an English girl, Mabel...

    Started by Annchinsang‎, 15-09-2011 9:34 AM
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  3. 58 th Regiment Foot. c 1800 - 1820

    Hello. I have a Randolph Crewe , this is his burial Burial Hawarden 1821 April 21st Randulph Crewe, Gent. Capt of 58th Regt Foot, and son of the late Rev R Crewe of this parish. Abode King Street Chester. Approx 34 when he died. He was married to a Sarah, and had 4 children bapt between...

    Started by anedw‎, 13-08-2011 6:43 PM
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  4. Soldiers buried at sea?

    In looking at the Gallipoli Campaign I've found examples of men who were there, but CWGC for their deaths show them as "At sea". Does this mean that they died on a "hospital ship" and were buried at sea as per sailors? If so, would there be an entry in the ship's log?

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 08-08-2011 7:09 PM
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  5. church weather vane ?

    Good afternoon All during my research i have visited Newington church near sittingbourne kent , the weather vane has ,to me . an unusual shape etc .. the standard NESW cross and above that : a 'griffin' ,complete with arrow head tongue and tail and wings that have RSDC 1804 cut out on...

    Started by deanC‎, 24-07-2011 7:31 PM
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  6. Inquest

    I am researching on behalf of a neighbour for information concerning an accident which resulted in death on an army base in Scotland 1931. I have a deal of information but can find no mention of an inquest. Can someone tell me please if the military authorities would carry out an internal inquest...

    Started by BeeE586‎, 13-06-2011 2:34 PM
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  7. merchant navy to army ?

    hello to all .. can you help ? my great grandfather James william brown b.1885 d.1830 . family rumour has that he served with the merchant navy/union castle 1914- 1915 but transfered to the army to serve in ww1 , he then rejoined the merchant navy after the war untill illness shortened his...

    Started by deanC‎, 11-06-2011 8:28 PM
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  8. 12th Bn KO Yorkshire LI 1915

    Hi all, I'm trying to find information out about my grandfather who was in the 12th Service Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. July 1915. I already have a copy of the enlisting papers but wondered if I could find a photo of him or the regiment. Can anyone tell me if photos are...

    Started by L Murphy‎, 11-06-2011 4:44 PM
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    11-06-2011, 6:24 PM Go to last post
  9. Middlesex Regiment 1896-1898 South Africa

    I am looking for any information on the Middlesex Regiment in South Africa 24/6/1896 to 8/4/1898. Where were they stationed, what ships did they travel on to and from South Africa, was there a medal issued to this force etc.

    Started by gengrant‎, 23-05-2011 9:11 PM
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    23-05-2011, 11:54 PM Go to last post

    I am a newbie so this is my first attempt at using this site. My profile has a little more about me. I am from the US, and I have discovered that I had an ancestor, ARCHIBALD MCKAY born Freaserburgh, Aberdeenshire, who, according to his obit, served for 7 years in the 78th Regiment of Foot;...

    Started by David R McKay‎, 19-05-2011 6:05 AM
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  11. Sgt Harold ROBERTS The Rifle Brigade WW1

    Looking for information about Sgt Harold ROBERTS who won a DCM in WW1 and the award was published in the Yorkshire Post 2nd Feb 1918. His DCM has S1787, his name and 11/Rif Bde inscribed on the edge of the medal. I would be grateful if anyone can help me find more about his war time service and...

    Started by Monksrest‎, 26-04-2011 7:30 PM
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  12. Question hospitals of ww1

    i have an inventory paper for myggrandad cole from ww1 he was in 1/8middlesex the name of the hospital looks like isle of wight. Does anyone know about a ww1 hospital on the isle of wight? tHANKS debo

    Started by Debo‎, 21-04-2011 11:30 PM
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  13. What a great Easter Weekend ahead

    Last night (Thursday) I saw an ad on TV from A* (Australia) giving five days FREE access to their military records in recognition of ANZAC day on Monday 25th April. I've spent the past two hours browsing and uncovered records for four distant relatives already. I don't know whether this is...

    Started by David Tuson‎, 22-04-2011 4:28 AM
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  14. I need help with the codes !!

    I recently found my grandfathers silver war medal. I've accessed some information from another site but I can't understand the codes. It tells me that he received victory medal and star and the codes are J/1/101 , J/19B1 and then it says SWB J/273/1 France. Can somebody decipher what it means...

    Started by hampshire hog‎, 15-04-2011 9:55 PM
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  15. Zeppelins over Cornwall WWI?

    My father told me of hearing German Zeppelins over southwest Cornwall (Penzance/St. Ives) during World War I. Where will I find further information?

    Started by Isambard‎, 31-12-2009 12:58 AM
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  16. Canadian in WW1

    I am looking for anyone that may have any information on Henry Ernest Cope who served with the RE from 1916, Previous to this he stated that he was a Canadian who served with the 31st Battalion RFA before deserting in 1916 and rejoining the RE as a groom/driver. He was supposedly married to...

    Started by johmar‎, 29-04-2008 9:37 AM
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  17. British Army Service Records 1760-1913

    British Army Service Records 1760-1913 look-ups??? I am not sure if this is the correct area or not, but I am hoping some kind soul could do a look up for me against the above records for a Samuel Bryan born 1782, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. I am enquiring as I have a brickwall to do...

    Started by ricardoylucia‎, 04-03-2011 4:15 PM
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  18. 75th Regiment

    Hello, I have my great-grandfather's service records which show he was in the 75th Regiment during the 1860s and 1870s. He joined as a private, earned 3 good conduct medals and was also court martialled 3 times! He joined as a private and became Colour Sergeant and Orderly Room Sergeant, subject...

    Started by CACurd‎, 02-03-2011 6:35 PM
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  19. WW1 Medal Record - British Red Cross

    Hello everyone, This is my first post. My relative served in the British Red Cross in WW1. On the medal record the theatre of war is shown as (1). Does anyone know what this represents? Many thanks Sundial

    Started by sundial‎, 19-02-2011 12:50 AM
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    03-03-2011, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  20. WW2 - Middle East 1941 suggestions please.

    Hi Friends I post this request knowing there are several members of this forum who are very knowledgeable with both Military (army) records and T.N.A. Please can I be pointed in the right direction with suggestions about my present project. I am preparing a work sheet. The facts: My late...

    Started by Jack Richards‎, 26-02-2011 10:38 PM
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    27-02-2011, 8:28 PM Go to last post

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