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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 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. What happened to Charlie Bird

    Charles Henry Bird was born 4/1863 in Great Dunmow Essex Joined Royal Artillery 4/1881 and served 12 years 9 in India Applied for reengagement but dischared with history of Malaria Married Louisa Hardwick 3/1898 who died 10/1898 after birth of baby. Left baby with brother Thomas and disappeared...

    Started by johnHowar52‎, 29-01-2011 3:15 AM
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    29-01-2011, 7:58 AM Go to last post
  2. Major Daniel O'Connell - c1840(Ireland)-1860

    I have discovered a photograph of the grave of Major Daniel O’Connell in an album of Family Photographs but have no idea how he is related. He first appears in The London Gazette, dated 14 April 1843, as Lt Daniel O’Connell, to be Captain by purchase in the 38th Foot. He next appears in the 1851...

    Started by Helen60‎, 28-07-2010 9:01 PM
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  3. Royal Engineer Sappers 1800s

    Hi I am looking for the records of John Kenny who came to Australia in 1851 as a Sapper. His wife is Bridget Reynolds. Where can I find the records and would they contain birth and marriage details? Thanks Robb

    Started by Robb‎, 23-01-2011 10:07 AM
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    24-01-2011, 1:06 AM Go to last post
  4. Unknown Uniform

    I have a photo in my possesion and have no idea where it is from. Any suggestions or ideas?? http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z224/wenfri/UncleDave1975.jpg Wendy

    Started by wenfri‎, 11-01-2011 11:15 PM
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  5. British Army in Jamaica, early 19th century

    I have found papers which state, that although he was reputedly from Cheshire, a man enlisted into the 61st Regiment of Foot in Jamaica in September 1816, when he was 19 years old. There was no length of service mentioned and everything points to a career in the Army. This is beyond my experience...

    Started by Nicolina‎, 11-01-2011 6:34 PM
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    12-01-2011, 2:32 PM Go to last post
  6. Records for army in Sheerness?

    Can anyone offer me some suggestions please? I am trying to find more info on Private Martin Burk/e stationed at Sheerness Kent around 1825-1828. He was born around 1800, not sure where. His wife (Margaret) was from Northumberland and she lived there until 1881. I have not been able to find...

    Started by neilelliott21‎, 06-01-2011 5:07 AM
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    08-01-2011, 1:34 AM Go to last post
  7. Which one?

    When looking for past relatives,& trying Military lines in the hope of finding 'your man', how on earth can you see which one may be the right one without buying into many of those listed. There are no ages,... no next of kin,.. no place of birth listed. Are attestation papers hidden at Kew? I...

    Started by Waitabit‎, 25-04-2010 12:07 AM
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    11-12-2010, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  8. What regiment?

    I am searching through an ancestors army service record and I would like to know what, perhaps, a certain entry reads from it. He was in the 6th Dragoon Guards in 1858 and then an entry for the year 1865 says "Re-engaged to 10 G.C and went to Cork, Ireland, to a place I cannot read! Entries...

    Started by rocket118‎, 05-12-2010 10:08 PM
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    06-12-2010, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  9. Draft Registration WW1 and WW2

    Hi I was wondering if anyone can give me an idea of what it means by draft registration. I have two relatives who left the UK for the USA. I have found draft registration documents for both WW1 and WW2. I am just curious to know what this entailed. Was there a pressure to join up. Would they...

    Started by Elma‎, 06-12-2010 8:57 AM
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    06-12-2010, 9:20 AM Go to last post
  10. military tribunals

    hello, I had a relative who maight have been in an exempt occupation during the great war, i understand that they would have had to go in front of a tribunal ? , how do I find the tribunal records?. thanks crh

    Started by celestine53‎, 20-11-2010 5:53 PM
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    20-11-2010, 8:23 PM Go to last post
  11. Help with identifying a military uniform

    Hello Through a recently-discovered family connection, I have obtained a photo of an ancestor... I am not convinced he is a direct ancestor, but nonetheless I am curious about the origins of the uniform. I am thinking it is very strongly reminiscent of a military dress uniform, or possibly it is...

    Started by clive_t‎, 01-11-2010 11:22 PM
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  12. Can anyone identify these uniforms please.

    I amresearching my family history and have recently come across some family photos that I was hoping you could help me with. I have no idea what regiment or year these photo’s are from, except for photo number 2. I was hoping someone may take a look and see if you could identify them Photo...

    Started by alison1970‎, 13-11-2010 9:40 PM
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    16-11-2010, 1:31 PM Go to last post
  13. Pte Underhill N° 07720 MT

    hello I am trying to find information about Albert Underhill He served in the first WW Pte Underhill N° 07720 MT (which I think is Motor Transport) and was part of the epiditionary force in 1914 Albert apparently stay in Paris after the war (1918) and married a French lady Any hints as to...

    Started by tendring‎, 08-09-2009 9:44 PM
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  14. Lancaster Flight Over France 12 June 1945

    The flight log of my uncle, an Air Bomber in the RCAF, lists a cross country flight over France on 12 June 1945, in Lancaster Type III No. K, from No. 1668 C.U. Bottesford. The Flying Officer in command, now 87, recalls that this flight was part of a massed air fleet exercise, with all available...

    Started by Isambard‎, 11-11-2010 1:21 PM
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  15. Medal rolls online

    Three new databases have today been uploaded to Ancestry. Two consist of data from TNA Kew ... from ADM 171 Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972 (including world wars) from WO 100 Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 (excluding world wars)

    Started by Kerrywood‎, 09-11-2010 12:28 AM
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  16. Free Access to Military Records 7-14 Nov

    Ancestry is offering to open their military records in the UK for one week for Remembrance Week 7th-14th November During this period there will apparently be free access to British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 British Army WWI Pension Records, 1914-1920 British Army WWI Medal...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 02-11-2010 9:39 AM
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  17. Heneage Goldie PASEA - Trinidad Light Horse

    Hello, folks I am looking for any information at all on a man named Heneage Goldie PASEA, who supposedly was a member of the Trinidad Light Horse. He lived in Streatham Lodge, Tunapuna, St. George County, Trinidad around 1890. (Streatham Lodge was apparetnly subsequently named PASEA - after...

    Started by Mary Anne‎, 13-09-2009 11:16 PM
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  18. Prisoners of war

    My uncle was in the Worl War II and was decorated with three medals. I have some of his service history but I remember my Dad saying that he had been a prisoner of war. Anyone any idea how I would find details of this?

    Started by wayfarer‎, 30-10-2010 1:27 PM
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    30-10-2010, 5:33 PM Go to last post
  19. British Army Garrisons in Malta 1885-1905

    Hi everyone Please excuse my ignorance, but can anyone explain to me the background to the British Army Garrisons in Malta from 1885-1905 as I have recently discovered one of my ancestors who was in the RAMC with the 3rd Battalion Hampshire Regiment was stationed there at that time. Was Malta a...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 13-10-2010 3:36 PM
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    18-10-2010, 2:32 PM Go to last post
  20. How to Obtain Copies of Army Chaplain Baptism

    Hi all I have found an index of Army Chaplain Baptisms on the Malta Family History site for my ancestor's children who were baptised there whilst he was serving in Malta. Can anyone please let me know how I can obtain copies of the baptism records? Thank you in advance. Titanicfan

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 06-10-2010 10:21 PM
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    08-10-2010, 2:37 PM Go to last post

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