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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. Military Uniform - Help with Identification..

    Hello I really hope that someone can help. Below is a photograph - circa 1900 - of my great grandfather - Harry Heptinstall who I know fought in the Boer War - can anyone suggest as to where the uniform is from and why he would be photographed with a mule? Many thanks in advance! I hope...

    Started by starrysez‎, 24-03-2009 5:32 PM
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  2. Question Muster Rolls

    Hi Everyone, Could some knowledgeable person help with a couple of queries re Muster rolls please (1852-1862). I am not sure if they all follow a set format but the ones I was looking at had the first coloumn heading voucher no to what does this refer? Is it possible for an individual to have...

    Started by Essex girl‎, 19-04-2009 1:34 AM
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  3. Army Discharge 1919

    My granfather's Army discharge Certificate states that 'He is disembodied on 22 Mar 1919 in consequence of Demobelization'. Can anyone tell me what is ment by 'DISEMBODIED' (Sounds very spooky!!) Barry J

    Started by Barry J‎, 08-04-2009 12:29 PM
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  4. Home guard in Halifax

    Hi there Does anyone know how I can find out more about the home guard in Halifax, West Yorkshire. I would think he was attached to the Duke of Wellington Regiment as there is a family connection with this regiment.|banghead| I know my grandfather was an ARP on blackout duties but other than...

    Started by lynnegreen05‎, 07-04-2009 8:39 PM
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  5. HALSEY national service

    is it possible to my late fathers national service record i only have have his name and personel details no regiment army num,ect,only service years 1951 1954ish,as i was born during his service please help if you can thanks,ian.

    Started by ian7go‎, 28-03-2009 4:21 PM
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  6. Question Royal Artillery Gunner/Driver

    Hi...I have just received the discharge papers (( from TNA)) of my 2x gt grandfather he served from 1826 to 1850. They give me quite a lot of information. He was in Portugal for 14 months... ... his wife was from Spike Island as on 1841 and subsequent census's. I'm wondering if I ordered his...

    Started by daisycakes‎, 27-03-2009 1:27 PM
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  7. The Spanish Civil War. 1936-1939

    I have searched the site but I find no mention of the Spanish Civil War. How do I find if my Father fought with the International Brigade or another group. Is there a complete list of participants, I have no idea which Company, Battalion or Regiment he may have been in. Joe.

    Started by Joe.cassidy‎, 22-03-2009 3:27 PM
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  8. Volunteering

    I have just searched the Register of Seamans Service for men that came from Cawsand in Cornwall. A lot of them had "Date of Volunteering" added to the information, and it seemed that a lot had volunteered in 1853 and 1854. Does anyone know what they volunteered for? Sue

    Started by Devonmade‎, 24-03-2009 4:14 PM
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    24-03-2009, 5:41 PM Go to last post
  9. how do i find details of someone who dies ww2

    basicly my wifes grandads dad was born 1899 arthur w burgess it is believed a few years after his son james burgess 1933 was born he died, he died fighting for the country. im guessing he died somewere around 1937 cant seem to locate a death cert, i did find a marriage between him and...

    Started by apples24‎, 15-03-2009 2:57 PM
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  10. Brick Wall !!!

    My Uncle William Bland born 1899 at Eastville Lincolnshire joined the West Yorkshire Regiment and died in the first world war but I can't find anything out about him. I have checked the CWGC but he is not there. There is however a Richard W Bland (service number 39272) born at Eastville who...

    Started by mistylincs‎, 03-03-2009 9:35 PM
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  11. Old PIcs

    Can anyone shed some light on this photo - it is one of many in my grandmothers album. On the back it simply says Mr Taylor. I have no idea who it is or what the ceremonial outfit is? Can anyone help?

    Started by Dawn Tolson‎, 24-02-2009 12:55 AM
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  12. I can't find a service record.

    Hi, My Aunt tells me my grand father was in the Black Watch. My Father told me my grand father was in a Scottish Regement. But I can't find any WW1 record for him. I managed to find his Brother. My grand father was a Tram Conductor before WW1 (From Marriage Cert) and after WW1 (From...

    Started by tomg‎, 03-03-2009 5:27 PM
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  13. Question Conscription - military/national service?

    Can anyone tell me at what periods conscription or military/national service has existed in England? I am trying to trace someone born in 1818 in Southampton and who moved to France before 1841; he was illegitimate, and his mother died in 1843 so there doesn't seem to be any way of tracing the...

    Started by pottoka‎, 23-02-2009 3:56 PM
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  14. Question C I B ? /K R RIFLES Coy

    Can any one me with what CIB could possibly mean (14-19 war) my uncle's records state when he joined on 19-9-1914 he joined CIB Battalion Kings ???? Later records show on 19-4-18 on promotion he was moved to (Sig Corp) Royal Engineer (33 Div Sig Co) If any one can help with CIB i would be...

    Started by Carrie 7504‎, 23-02-2009 7:47 PM
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  15. 99th regiment of foot.. william jenkins

    seeking information on my gggrand father william john jenkins, born 1818 killead county antrim ireland. served in 99th foot regiment .enlisted on the24/7/ 1841 to 31/3/ 1844 at parramatta nsw oz, problem is i cant find anything on the man befor coming to australia, hoping to find his enlistment...

    Started by mervyn‎, 21-02-2009 9:49 PM
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  16. Find military records

    I have learned that an ancestor of mine, Joseph Harrop, spent about 9 years in the UK military. He was born in High Leigh, Cheshire in about 1828 and joined the military in about 1848. This is all I know at the present, how can I find records of his service? I also have a picture of a British...

    Started by George Schoonej‎, 21-02-2009 3:20 PM
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  17. National Service?

    My grandfather was called for RAF service on the 9th August 1945 - he would have been 22 years old. Would this have been part of the war conscription, or National Service? He was released on th 19th January 1948. David

    Started by dcmbarton‎, 17-02-2009 5:32 PM
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  18. British held in America during War of 1812

    The register, photographed, of British prisoners help in the United States during the War of 1812 can be found at http://www.1812privateers.org/GB/Prisoners.htm

    Started by Gules‎, 04-01-2009 2:50 PM
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  19. Allied Intervention in Siberia 1918 -1921

    My Father participated in the Allied Intervention in Siberia in 1918 -1919 with the Canadian Siberia Expeditionary Force. A number of different countries were involved with this little unpopular jaunt, including the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Korea, to name a few. I am interested...

    Started by Dona C‎, 08-02-2009 6:07 PM
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  20. RFA Historical Web Site

    I joined this company in Oct 1966 and retired from it in Apr 2006. The RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) supports the Royal Navy and other Armed Forces world wide, but the vessels are manned by civilians (Merchant Navy Seafarers). Those interested may find some usefull information on this site. ...

    Started by Pandad‎, 09-02-2009 12:07 PM
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