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Forum: Military - Army

Forum to help you with your British and Commonwealth military records information.

  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. Successful search

    After a few false starts I found a clue - my brother had Grandad's WW1 dog tag stashed away which lead me to the correct records! I knew Bampy (as we called him) had been awarded a medal as I had seen the citation at Gran's house many years ago as a child. I am so proud that he won the Military...

    Started by dragonqueen‎, 27-09-2014 5:56 PM
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  2. William Milton Watts army career

    Hi all i am new to this site,and hoping to get some help and advice,on a short military career for my grandfather William Milton Watts between 1897-1906.He supposedly served in India he had some connection with a place called Kasauli. When I was a kid he told me that he used to wear a busby not a...

    Started by trevboy‎, 27-09-2014 3:37 PM
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    28-09-2014, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  3. Middlesex Regiment

    Hi Can anyone help me to find out which battalion of the Middlesex Regiment my grandfather served in please? He was killed in France on 23 March 1918 but I have no idea where he was before that date. Many thanks

    Started by Liz Thomas‎, 24-09-2014 4:58 PM
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  4. Short Service

    I have recently found a Short Service record for my grandfather Frederick Turner dated September 1915 with the Royal Engineers. I have searched for him on the war records, but I am not sure where to find details of a short service record. Can anyone help. Thank you.|help|

    Started by Seeker4‎, 22-09-2014 8:25 PM
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  5. reports photographs of fallen soldiers

    Is there a way of finding reports written about soldiers killed during WW1 and/or their photographs. I am researching 37 soldiers killed during WW1 who attended the school where I work. We have school magazines from that period with the photographs and things written by either their officers or...

    Started by S_Acourt‎, 19-09-2014 9:59 PM
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  6. Help, I am new to this!

    I have been trying to confirm some details about my grandfather. He was in the K.O.S.B.s. We were always told he was an RSM. I have his Demobilization certificate and a photo of his company. "E" Co, KOSB New Years Day 1913. The photo shows him with a single chevron. The demob certifictae...

    Started by NZAnne‎, 23-09-2014 11:00 PM
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  7. Why can't I find them

    Why cannot I find any details of my ancestor Ernest George Garrity (b1895) on the site. In Ancestry.Co.Uk I have found in British Army WW1 service records 1914/1920 an attestation document for him. It is for the Territorial Force, Corps RE, and dated February 1915. I have also been unable to...

    Started by ann255‎, 01-09-2014 12:28 PM
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  8. Looking for info on 53 Kinema Section

    I have a type-written document dated 16 May 1946 informing that my father, Wilfrid Inman, "took part in the occupation of Berlin British Zone with 53 Kinema Section. AKS. RAOC. and permission was issued to this Unit on move from Berlin for personnel to continue to wear the Berlin Flash". I have...

    Started by pipermj‎, 23-09-2014 9:48 PM
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    24-09-2014, 1:07 PM Go to last post
  9. 8th hussars

    Hi I have found my grandfathers mirage certificate. His trooper number was 533816 Based at cavalry barracks fulford road York. From past stories I think he was a cook/chef but I am unable to find anything on the 8th hussars. Any help to point me in the right direction would be great.

    Started by Kogrady‎, 20-09-2014 11:35 AM
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    24-09-2014, 8:45 AM Go to last post
  10. Royal Dragoons - Pre WWII

    I had an uncle (Trooper James Frederick Pollington) who died at El Alamein on 27th May 1942. Many years ago I contacted the MOD who passed me to the Household Cavalry Museum. They sent me pages of a book (The Story of The Royal Dragoons) which dealt with the days leading up to his death and...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 21-09-2014 6:40 PM
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  11. 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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  12. Thumbs up looking for info on a relative

    im looking for information that will help me find some form of documentation on a relative who served at dunkirk any help would be greatly appreciated kind regards j.w.france sergeant england

    Started by warchild2014‎, 21-09-2014 1:22 AM
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  13. Searching for Broomhead in India 1860s

    Can anyone help with my research into my great great grandfather. Frederick Broomhead was born in Basford, Nottingham in 1843. In the 1861 census he is listed in the Infantry Barracks in Salford. His service number is 647 in the 84th Foot dating from 21/4/1859 but he was transferred to the 45th on...

    Started by ajfeely‎, 17-09-2014 11:41 PM
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  14. Post No matches - very frustrating!

    I am looking for more info about both my paternal and maternal grandfathers on here but can find no matches to either. J A Miles was in 16/5 queens own lancers in Africa and injured during a tank battle before being repatriated for treatment and then sent back as a driver in France late in the...

    Started by Harpalyce76‎, 19-09-2014 2:42 PM
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  15. Question Liberation of Belsen

    Family stories report a photograph of my great uncle was on the front of the newspaper following the liberation of Belsen in April 1945. The newspaper may have been the Daily Tribune (but not definite). I have tried in vain to find this picture can anyone help?

    Started by ESHill‎, 17-09-2014 6:26 PM
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  16. Military Medal index cards...?

    I am a little confused after reading through one of the main family tree magazines that are currently on sale I was hoping to be able maybe to find out at last why my grandfather and great uncle were awarded their military medals which it states you will be able to do...but before I start spending...

    Started by Blues Mark‎, 15-09-2014 9:39 PM
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  17. Private Peter McFarlane

    Can you tell me when Peter McFaralne, Private number 7471 joined the KOSB in WW1 He was killed in action 18th September 1918

    Started by Bettwood‎, 15-09-2014 4:02 PM
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  18. Military family research - LOWRIE

    Hi, I am researching my friendís military family and have got back as far as her 4 x gt. Grandfather. The family I am researching is LOWRIE. All my friendís grandfathers have the name THOMAS LOWRIE and they all served in the Royal Artillery albeit in different units and battalions. I...

    Started by lesleystyles‎, 14-09-2014 1:44 PM
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  19. Lt Colonel R C Coates

    Has anyone researched this man? He was a Major in September 1914, commanding 51st. battery, 39th. Brigade Royal Field Artillery in the battle of the Aisne. My maternal Grandfather was his battery Sgt Major and was KIA on September 26th. Major Coates wrote to my Grandmother from an address on the...

    Started by Pilot Pete‎, 15-09-2014 6:40 PM
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  20. Major Sydney Elliott Glendenning

    I am looking for a picture of him. He was in the Royal Engineers in the First World War

    Started by MichaelX‎, 15-09-2014 4:54 PM
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