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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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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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  5. 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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    27-04-2011, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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  7. 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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    22-04-2011, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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    19-04-2011, 5:11 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. 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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    02-04-2011, 6:28 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. 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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    04-03-2011, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. Question Roy: Garr: Regt ??

    On a 1901 census return for a Philip Tuson (b 1862) his occupation looks like Segt: Roy: Garr: Regt. I've interpreted it as a Sergeant in the Royal Garrison Regiment - am I right? Thanks David

    Started by David Tuson‎, 22-02-2011 4:42 AM
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  16. 19 field regt r.a

    hi i dont suppose anyone here was / is / or knows anyone from 19 feild regt r.a (UPTO 1985 ) i am hoping to maybe contact some of the old boys , if anyone can help i would be gratefull , I HAVE TRIED THE USUAL WEB SITES but i have not been successful as yet thanks to you all

    Started by oldsoldier‎, 19-02-2011 8:19 PM
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  17. Enlistment age Before 1914

    Does anyone have any idea what age you needed to be before you could enlist in the army before the outbreak of WW1 & would you have had to prove it. I can not find any record of my grandfather in the 1911 census, he would have been about 15 & as I know his home situation was not good im wondering...

    Started by Nightryder‎, 24-01-2011 2:51 AM
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  18. indian army

    Any information about the Major James Ketchen anything would be great. Thanks all

    Started by sharonoliver50‎, 29-01-2011 6:49 AM
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    01-02-2011, 7:19 PM Go to last post
  19. How to tell what regiment WW1

    I have several old photos of family members in uniform for WW1 is there any site I can compare the cap badges with my photos?

    Started by Abbreviation‎, 31-01-2011 4:08 PM
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  20. Thomas WYNNE - Colonial Georgia unite

    According to a letter written in 1916 between two cousins inquiring about their ancestors, the writer wrote: :The Wynne family were originally English. Grandfather's grandfather, Thomas Wynne was a Captain in the English army and came to America and fought the Florida Indians, who had gone into...

    Started by 8nicks‎, 31-01-2011 6:17 PM
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