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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. Ernest Lawe of Boston in the Royal Horse Artillery

    I am attaching photos of my grandfather Ernest Lawe (1896-1974). He was in the army for 10 years circa 1915-1925. I am particularly interested in the photo of a group of soldiers, some of whom are holding walking sticks. They seem to be having a bit of fun in a light-hearted moment. Ernest is 3rd...

    Started by hardyi‎, 03-05-2009 11:46 AM
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    05-05-2009, 6:26 PM Go to last post
  2. Interpreting Medal card WW1

    Hello all, I have been searching for details of a likely medal card for my father. He told me that he lied about his age in order to join up during WW1. His full name was Redvers Edgar Philip Potter born 09/1900. As far as I was aware he served in the Wiltshire Regiment in France and spoke of...

    Started by potter9597‎, 30-04-2009 3:21 PM
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    02-05-2009, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  3. Imperial Cadet/Colonnial Corps

    Does anyone know if there is any information re men who joined this Corps? and what if fact was the Corps, as I cannot seems to get anything positive from 'googling'. The person below mentions Imperial Colonnial Corps but I have only found Imperial Cadet Corps, is it the same? I have been...

    Started by Yvonnesuz‎, 01-05-2009 9:45 AM
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  4. grandads medal index card

    been trying to find my grandfathers medal index card ive looked on TNA but cant find anything his name was John Langley born 1889 smethwick staffordshire joined royal navy 1907 service number SS105338 transfered to R.F.R in 1912 -1919 re enrolled 1919 discharged 1927 i have his service...

    Started by mick3091‎, 29-04-2009 10:41 PM
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  5. Robert Swords, Leinster Regiment

    I have been having a look at Ancestry. Com and I have come across my Great Grandmothers Brother Robert Swords born 1870 in Rathmines (their birth place). I printed his Attestation Paper, he was in the Leinster Regiment and enlisted in 1889. I'm thrilled with this discovery but would love to know...

    Started by Lindy Lou‎, 26-04-2009 8:23 PM
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    29-04-2009, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  6. dufduf

    how do i go about finding out if my grandfarther was awarded a service medal for the boer war he served in the the 12th lancers

    Started by dufduf‎, 25-04-2009 6:57 PM
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    25-04-2009, 7:07 PM Go to last post
  7. HALSEY-army air force navy.

    it is poss anyone could find if any of my uncles was a serving man in any force.with their deaths just after the war,just wondering. hedley halsey b,jun 1887 west riding yorkshire d mar 1920 harry halsey b 29 1 1889 " " " d dec 1921 george...

    Started by ian7go‎, 16-04-2009 3:33 PM
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  8. 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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    20-04-2009, 8:06 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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    20-04-2009, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    24-02-2009, 10:43 AM Go to last post

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