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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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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    15-06-2009, 8:25 AM Go to last post

    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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    09-06-2009, 7:52 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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    28-05-2009, 8:35 AM Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. 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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    19-05-2009, 9:49 AM Go to last post
  11. 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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    17-05-2009, 11:58 AM Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 1841- where was there fighting???

    I've two members of one family missing in the 1841 Census- they're either in the workhouse or away fighting. Can anyone tell me please where there was fighting over that period- I think in Afghanistan???? How would i find a list of the foot soldiers in each regiment???? Thanks

    Started by Nicos‎, 07-04-2009 1:30 PM
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  15. Question termination of engagement

    i have come across a relative's army (terristorial force) papers. he was "discaharged in consequence of 'termination of engagement'". is this a good thing? i assume it just means that his four years were up. is this correct? also, is the territorial force what we now know as the TA? or is it...

    Started by maltonboy‎, 10-05-2009 9:22 PM
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  16. 3rd Cavalry Brigade Signal Troop:Royal Corps of Signals

    I am reseaching my grandfathers Millitary record, and i have the following details;this info is of his marriage certificate Name,Ernest Roland Roberts, stationed in Meerut India 1934, Regt no; 2318009, Rank;Lance Corporal, Royal Corps of Signals, stationed; 3rd Cavalry Brigade Signal Troop,Meerut...

    Started by Lenny Deans‎, 10-05-2009 1:37 AM
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  17. 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 12:46 PM
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    05-05-2009, 7:26 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 4:21 PM
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    02-05-2009, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 10:45 AM
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    01-05-2009, 3:09 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 11:41 PM
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