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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 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. Abbreviations used for Regiments

    I have photo of an ancestor in WW1 Army uniform and on the back it says D Coy, 27th TRB, Dovercourt, Nr Harwich. Any suggestion as the to the Regiment this stands for please ? The photo does not have a date unfortunately. Thanks

    Started by R Jenkins‎, 26-08-2009 9:01 PM
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  2. Injured soldiers?

    Is there a way of finding out how and where some one was injured in WW1. My great grand father lose a leg and the only thing i know is that he was in hospital recovering at Stourbridge. Thanx Andie

    Started by r1yarno‎, 30-07-2009 1:42 PM
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    10-08-2009, 8:47 AM Go to last post
  3. Soldiers Ration Dept

    I have a Marriage certificate for my 2G Grandmother. It was 24th of august 1917, her occupation was "Soldiers ration dept." What exactly does this mean? Would there also be any records of her? Or were they also destroyed in WW2? Any help much appreciated, Shaun. |5cups|

    Started by terraheyez2k7‎, 22-07-2009 8:33 PM
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  4. lost WW2 serviceman

    Hi ladies and gentleman, I am after a bit of help and advice, my nan who is coming to the end of her days has one wish left, she wants to know where and when her brother was buried during the second world was and if possible get a death cert etc. she was very young when he died so all we really...

    Started by scubadog86‎, 19-07-2009 8:17 PM
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  5. The Barracks, St Osyths Essex

    Hi Can anyone tell me if the address the Barracks St Osyths is connected to the Military in any way? as the person I am following was in the Royal Marines then in 1871/81 his address was the above mentioned Regards Lizziejane

    Started by Lizziejane‎, 21-07-2009 3:37 PM
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  6. AMR&O

    Hi, I came across a Great Uncle's 1935 Army documents in the Australian Archives. There was very little to them because he signed up for three years in 1935, and was dicharged AMR&O 253, 38 days later. My search has covered some gory ground under the heading of Army Military Regulations and...

    Started by lucygrasshopper‎, 18-07-2009 9:33 PM
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    21-07-2009, 8:56 AM Go to last post
  7. Which Regiment Please

    Don't know if this will work, "photobucket" is new to me. He lived in Bayton, Worcestershire if thats any help? Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 19-07-2009 10:38 AM
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  8. nurse orderly occupation

    Can anyone explain to me the role of the nurse orderly occupation from ww2. My grandmother did this. She started in the ATS as a volunteer and then became a private. Could she still have done this job as a private?

    Started by rocket118‎, 30-06-2009 8:49 PM
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  9. Contacting former service people

    Can anyone recomend any good sites where I may be able to track down fellow service people of my ancestors from ww2?

    Started by rocket118‎, 30-06-2009 9:19 PM
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    30-06-2009, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  10. Women in WW2

    My mother, I have recently discovered, though long since passed away (RIP) worked for the Munitions Dept of the M.O.D. during WW2.Is there any way of finding out where exactly she would have worked, she was born in Stockport in 1910 and lived in the area till after the war, when she married and...

    Started by biffo0161‎, 26-06-2009 10:25 PM
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  11. Can you help me identify these uniforms?

    These are photographs of my Grandfather, Rees Jones, born 1893. I know nothing of his service, so I'm hoping if I can at least identify what regiment he served, I can find out more. The first picture shows him in a large group - on the back of the photo my late Father has written "Ghajn...

    Started by Jonesy‎, 19-06-2009 10:13 AM
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  12. Question George Fitton - 75th Regiment of Foot

    Can anyone suggest some research ideas for the following? I know my George Fitton was in the 75th regiment due to references in censuses, his marriage in India 1854 to Jane Thomlinson listed in Gordon Highlanders (75th foot) Blotter Registers. Baptisms of some children in India listed under...

    Started by kazrbutler‎, 19-01-2006 10:29 PM
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  13. kings regulations

    morning all can anyone help me with the following , AW has helped me with one part , ernest coles discharged from the warwickshires para 390 (xvi) 29/2/44 this part we know,'no longer physically fit for service' ,but crossed out next to it is : (xv111)(a) what does this mean ?

    Started by deanC‎, 10-06-2009 8:25 AM
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    this site is growing in leaps and bounds. i found my fathers military service through this site but cannot remember where. was there not a military arena somewhere? i see others now trying to trace family through the british military services. thank you

    Started by canuck1‎, 09-06-2009 1:31 AM
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  15. War Memorials in NSW, Australia

    Hello all, This is a searchable site I stumbled across the other day. It doesn't appear to be anywhere in B-G records and is an excellent site, growing daily, that has links all more Australian War information. Some of the men (and women) here will not be registered in Australia until they...

    Started by spison‎, 28-05-2009 8:09 AM
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  16. Essex Militia Lists

    Hi, would anyone have access to or know where I might access the Essex Militia Lists? I am particularly interested in Wethersfield and the surname Dace. Regards Andy

    Started by andydace‎, 31-08-2008 12:20 AM
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  17. Question Boer war british army

    Hi, I am trying to find my gather he joined british army boer war not sure if he joined under name FREDERICK BROWN OR FREDERICK McLaren I have the medals problem ,when he joined aust army 1914 used name of BROWN (he put his age back 6 years) maybe that is why he joined under BROWN he lived most of...

    Started by delyse bennett‎, 18-05-2009 4:57 AM
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  18. Which conflict?

    Can anyone help me please my GGG Grandfather volunteered in the army in the early 1800's as he was well educated he was soon made pay sergent and then he became secretary to the Govenor over in Greece. He was born approx 1785. So if anyone can tell what war I would be very happy|banghead|

    Started by Scout‎, 17-05-2009 1:02 AM
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  19. Help with uniforms - unknown

    Hi All, Can anyone help me - I have two photos of family members in uniform but I don't know what year they were taken or what reginment they are from? Any help would be great ! thanks for you time Jo

    Started by Jampie‎, 06-05-2009 11:57 AM
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  20. Another unknown Uniform!

    Any ideas? Rank? Regiment? Date? Many thanks in advance Jules

    Started by Mr_Jules1966‎, 09-05-2009 9:45 PM
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    13-05-2009, 12:28 AM Go to last post

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