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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: Exclusive collection of Italian POW Records

    Italian Prisoner of War Camp records now exclusively available to search online at Forces War Records. Forces War Records, military genealogy specialists, have exclusively released the World War II Italian Prisoner of War Camp nominal rolls for you to search online. For anybody researching a...

    Started by TomBen‎, 16-12-2013 4:04 PM
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  4. 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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  5. 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. 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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  2. 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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    15-03-2009, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. 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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    05-03-2009, 5:07 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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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    23-02-2009, 9:22 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. 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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    22-02-2009, 8:03 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Missing person: Second Boer War

    Hello all! I have a missing relative who is supposed to have fought in the second Boer war: Name: David Prothero Born: 1880 (Llanbedr, Painscastle, Wales) Parents: Thomas Prothero, Sarah Ann Prothero (nee Davies - or Gwynne) Siblings: Thomas, Arthur, Emily, Albert, Herbert, Elizabeth,...

    Started by esslw‎, 05-02-2009 3:00 PM
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  14. chelsea pensioner

    My ancestor was a Chelsea Pensioner 1827-1869.What did being a Chelsea Pensioner mean at this time?How did they get their money?How much was the pension etc.

    Started by p. harrison‎, 02-02-2009 4:42 PM
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  15. BMDs of military personnel en route to India

    Most military personnel and employees of the East India Company went via the Cape of Good Hope on their way to India. I have been transcribing BMDs from the South African Commercial Advertiser (an ongoing project, but so far 1824-1842 is covered), which includes many military BMDs. My...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 23-01-2009 3:09 PM
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  16. Question Aussie Matelot

    I'm trying to find more info on a "black sheep" uncle of mine. He was John (Jack) Stone b.Sep quarter 1896 Honiton Devon. The family say that he ran away to WW1 and joined the Australian Navy where he served as a messman/batman to an admiral. All I know is that he survived the war and died of a...

    Started by stickymone‎, 20-01-2009 2:41 PM
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  17. Can anyone HELP with dating a battle.

    I have a copy of a letter where the writer is talking about her grandmothers first husband who was forced into the army in the early 1800's. She writes that he was killed in a Battle of Flanders. Am I correct in thinking that this would have been the Napoleonic Wars and if so, when did this battle...

    Started by tribi‎, 19-01-2009 8:16 PM
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  18. Smile please help

    hi everyone im looking for an army service record for hamlet john clarke service no 7515, but because he served from 1880 to 1921-22,i cant seem to track it, i ve been to kew and couldnt find it and ive also written to the MOD and they dont have it, this was a couple of years ago, and now i live...

    Started by beckie‎, 29-09-2006 9:49 PM
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  19. Marriage certificate from Germany

    My Daughter was married in Princess Royal Barracks in Gutersloh in 2003.She has now seperated and needs a copy of her marriage certificate as she can not find the 1st one.Has anyone any clues how to go about this.She was with 2 cs.She is now out of the Army.Can she order one from here or does she...

    Started by colashbury‎, 07-01-2009 8:18 PM
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  20. enlisted in another name

    i have a relative who fought in the great war, his surname was Vagg but he enlisted as Bagg, but can't see any reason why he would have done this as there were plenty of soldiers who were named vagg who fought in the great war. any ideas why he chose to do this.? many thanks

    Started by wesmorland‎, 14-12-2008 3:44 PM
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