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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    Looking for records after 1921 including WW2 and more modern army records? See the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted, click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 1:20 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Army Abbreviations

    The Royal Anglian and Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Assoc have posted one of the most extensive lists of army definitions that I've seen. Here No doubt someone's going to come up with something they've forgotten! Let me know if you do.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 22-01-2014 4:14 PM
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  3. 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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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to find some British Army records

    There are an enormous number of records available for the RN, RM and British Army and a large number of these are held at The National Archives (TNA) at Kew. Our site sponsors Forces War Records hold over 5 million records of military ancestors going back to 1350 so their site is a good place to...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 20-09-2008 12:24 PM
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  1. Royal Fussiliers (City of London) 7th Foot

    Thomas Staleton - have been trying to find the records for my great uncle without success. Got his attestation papers, but nothing else. He was a soldier since 1904 and served in WWI but no luck with records. Any ideas please?

    Started by paulineeg‎, 27-08-2014 6:39 PM
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    28-08-2014, 9:14 AM Go to last post
  2. Robert Owen Knowles MD

    Robert Owen Knowles MD was in the Royal Army Medical Corps in WW1. I believe the records for the RAMC were destroyed in a fire. According to the London Gazette he was made a Lt on 14.10.16 and a Cpt on 1.6.17. In both references it said "attached to units other than Medical Units. I have a...

    Started by JohnBass‎, 25-08-2014 3:14 PM
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  3. Advice on a WW1 soldier search pls

    Hi, I have obtained a set of WW1 medals with medical index card and would love to trace history. I have found the same medal index card online but can find no further trace or records of soldier, including in national archives and on this site. Does anyone have any advice on where to begin? I...

    Started by ASteed‎, 27-08-2014 11:32 PM
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    28-08-2014, 8:56 AM Go to last post
  4. Ww1

    Hi I have the records of my grandfather, who served in ww1, he survived although he was gassed, and for the rest of his life was never the same, his 2 brothers were killed in action, one named ralph who served in the machine gun corps, the other George who served in royal garrison artillery, i do...

    Started by Stanyard4‎, 27-08-2014 9:48 PM
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    28-08-2014, 8:55 AM Go to last post
  5. Post Royal Garrison Artillery 1914- 1917. Depot 2

    Hi Does anyone know where I can find a list of postings for this depot for WW1 please? I had a great grandfather- Ernest George Mackenzie who was part of this depot when he was discharged in 1917 with the silver war badge. His record indicates he served overseas and I would love to know where....

    Started by ecojan13‎, 27-08-2014 12:30 PM
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    28-08-2014, 8:37 AM Go to last post
  6. PTE Ernest Wilson 252140 Manchester R

    Good morning, I am writing from the Netherlands. Recently we found two medals, belonging to my wifes grandfather, Ernest Wilson (* 20-05-1898). Engraved in the rim is PTE E. Wilson Manchester R. I have been trying to find his military history on this web site but did not succeed. I am afraid...

    Started by Kees den Elzen‎, 24-08-2014 11:55 AM
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  7. Medal no.

    Is there any way of locating ww1 records by the medal no ?

    Started by Peterjh‎, 26-08-2014 2:54 PM
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    27-08-2014, 9:02 PM Go to last post
  8. Please help me find John Henry Harpham

    John Henry Harpham was my paternal Great Grandfather. He lived from 1866-1940. He lived in Lincolnshire all his life. All we know is that he was in the army at some point. Unable to find out much at all.

    Started by sheryl‎, 26-08-2014 12:41 PM
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    27-08-2014, 7:35 PM Go to last post
  9. 1/5 Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

    My grandfather Albert Wright was a private in 1/5 Kings Own Royal Lancaster and attached to 7th Irish Royal Rifles. No. 241123. I have checked and his records were destroyed in WW2. I have contact the Lancaster Museum but got no further information. Can any tell me if the numbers soldiers were...

    Started by themount‎, 27-08-2014 3:00 PM
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    27-08-2014, 6:39 PM Go to last post
  10. Mention in dispatches

    Hi All, looking for some information regarding MID....Ive found the record for my grand father who is noted as being included in MID but im wondering how i find the superior officers report, i.e. the specific reason/report where he mentioned in dispatches. Any help would be appreciated. ...

    Started by RyanH1979‎, 26-08-2014 9:11 PM
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    27-08-2014, 6:37 PM Go to last post
  11. Northants R F A Battery

    I have a scroll thanking my grandfather for his duty saying The Territorial Force Association of the County of Northamptonshire but are unable to find this regiment on any lists can anyone help?

    Started by charlesbr‎, 25-08-2014 5:34 PM
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    27-08-2014, 5:13 PM Go to last post
  12. General Search Query

    Hi. I'm trying to trace my Fathers' record in WW2. He served most of the war in the 8th Army (mostly DLI and other Infantry) and his name was Thomas Gardner. I cant find his record on any spelling though. Is this common? Regards Alan

    Started by alan2103‎, 27-08-2014 1:05 PM
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  13. Call up papers

    Is it possible to obtain call-up papers for WW2? I have obtained my father's war service record.

    Started by tighnabruaich‎, 26-08-2014 10:16 PM
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  14. Researching my grandafather

    Hi Folks Im trying to find my grandfather Michael Joseph Walsh he served in the Munster Fusiliers and fought at the Somme in the battle of Aubers Ridge was wounded but returned home safely. I desperately would love to find his war records or any information on his time in the army but my...

    Started by thomasdaly‎, 19-08-2014 11:57 AM
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    26-08-2014, 9:10 PM Go to last post
  15. My Grandfathers Records - Updated info

    Hi Folks Im trying to find my grandfather Michael Walsh he served in the Royal Munster Fusiliers and fought at the Somme in the battle of Aubers Ridge was wounded but returned home safely this is the info we have to date but we would like to know more if its possible. His Name: Michael Walsh ...

    Started by thomasdaly‎, 26-08-2014 3:56 PM
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    26-08-2014, 8:22 PM Go to last post
  16. rank

    can anyone please tell me what a dipper checker is.thank you

    Started by tonyd1285‎, 26-08-2014 4:22 PM
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  17. H.W. Glover RAMC

    My Great-grandfather was H.W. Glover, (Henry William). He was with the Royal Army Medical Corps. I have found different entries (1900-1915) on this site listing his rank at different times. Is there any other way of finding anything more detailed? Thank you for any help you may provide,...

    Started by ceeceedon‎, 26-08-2014 3:13 AM
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  18. Where my great uncle died and the cause

    Does this site contain information as to exactly where, and from what, a serviceman died? Did he die in action or from wounds received in action?

    Started by barry@jdstrange‎, 26-08-2014 12:47 PM
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    26-08-2014, 1:23 PM Go to last post
  19. East Yorkshire Regiment

    Looking for information on Bryon Leason who served in the East Yorks during WW2. He was my wife's grandfather. He survived the war and we know from his campaign medals he was in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. Like most who served he never really talked about his war service. From his...

    Started by daveed6317‎, 25-08-2014 9:13 PM
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  20. 52nd Foot Soldiers 2nd Battalion

    I have just found some records on a well known site that records one of my ancestors in 1811 and 1812. He is William Covenrty born c 1792 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. It states he enlisted in the 52nd Foot Soldiers 2nd Battalion but under the source reference it says Canada British Regimental Register...

    Started by Elma‎, 22-08-2014 12:41 PM
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