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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. noel gorman Military

    Trying to trace the above Noel Gorman born ashton town 1906 . Married Ethel Knight september 1926 ,Ethel died in 1940 and i have found the grave on the tameside website but a search does not show up for Noel on cheshire b m d , lancs b m d or indeed free b m d . Am i therefore safe in thinking...

    Started by lancsbank51‎, 04-10-2009 3:55 PM
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  2. Richard Holden-military man

    Richard Holden was born abt. 1817 in Bolton Lancs. By the 1851 census he was unmarried and stationed at Clarence and Forehouse Barracks, Portsea Town, Portsmouth. In the next census he was recorded as a Chelsea Pensioner, living in Oldham Lancs and married. I am trying to find out which war he...

    Started by prinnyroyalz‎, 12-09-2009 11:37 AM
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    01-10-2009, 3:08 PM Go to last post
  3. Question NATURALIZED

    Its me AGAIN.ok daft question, Why would a south african born soldier in the RAF in england be naturilized after been married in england surly he would have done this earlier.

    Started by stumped!‎, 25-09-2009 4:26 PM
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  4. Post Help Identifying Uniform and Rank

    I am tracing my wife's family tree , below is a picture of her Great Grandfather. Looking at the uniform , the kilt and riding crop suggest a mounted scottish regiment but unclear of which. I am also keen to find out if there are any evidence of a particular rank. ...

    Started by Charles Heslop‎, 23-09-2009 11:32 PM
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  5. William Henry Matthews - under age

    My grandfather joined the army on 4 Jan 1915 and two days later was discharged for being under age. His regiment no. was S7766 and regiment was listed as Gen Service R Brigade. The papers stated he was 18 yrs and 4 months and he signed up at Arlesford. My father remembers playing with his...

    Started by jem10jane‎, 23-09-2009 4:30 PM
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  6. 2,500 Pembrokeshire military related memorial

    As a private project I have to date collected and photographed some 2,500 military related headstones and memorials (no War Cenotaphs) covering the years 1722 to 2006. I have not completed the county as yet. All references are either to Pembrokeshire born personal or military persons who died on...

    Started by Orielbenfro‎, 15-09-2009 6:11 PM
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  7. What was going on in 1872?

    I have a pewter tankard with a glass bottom awarded by Major Bowyer in May 1872. Does any one know what was taking place in military terms at this time please. I thought Franco-Prussian but not sure of our involvement. JanetM

    Started by JanetMay‎, 09-09-2009 10:52 PM
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  8. Query about GRO Regimental Birth Indices 1761-1924

    I have a relative who according to his 1889 census was a Sargeant in the Army Service Corps. In 1901 he pops up again as a checker at Pickfords, widowed with two children born in Ireland. When I checked the GRO Regimental Birth Indices 1761-1924 I actually found 3 children Each child had two...

    Started by suedent‎, 05-01-2008 1:51 AM
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    11-09-2009, 6:42 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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