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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. Question Albert Walker

    Hi I am looking for any information on my grandfather Albert Walker born about 1883 in Birmingham, and served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He moved to NZ in 1922 and is buried in the Rotorua Soldiers Cemetery. If anyone can help me or point me in the right direction I would be most grateful...

    Started by DonnaLowrie‎, 23-10-2014 10:42 AM
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  2. R.A.S.C

    How to find out circumstances of my father's capture at Gazella. No he was on a tank recovery.26.5.1942. Is there record's of this, were can you view them.

    Started by malcolm 53‎, 23-10-2014 10:03 AM
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    My late faher told me that his unit was routed at Kasserine Pass and he was givn some sort of reprimand for not destroying his howitzer to prevent it falling into enemy hands. I cannot find any records on line but would appreciate any leads on where any such displinary records may be kept. ...

    Started by RDSKNN‎, 22-10-2014 11:07 PM
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  4. Looking for L. Cpl. Jack Rollinson

    I can find no military record for John William (Jack) Rollinson. Born 1899 in Crich, Derbyshire, he served in Ireland for some years between 1917 and 1925. He married twice in Clonmel, Tipperary. His first wife, Annie Taylor died within a year of the marriage in 1919 and he remarried Margaret Mary...

    Started by sheila101‎, 22-10-2014 8:38 PM
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  5. Question Looking for Michael Weldon, born 1889

    Michael Weldon born Irish, He received the Mons Medal and two others born in Dublin in 1889, received Mons in 1920 age 24. Would welcome any assistance in tracing.Do not know regiment. would welcome assistance

    Started by onyerbikeriley‎, 17-10-2014 12:57 PM
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  6. Name of regiment posted in Ipswich 1942

    Looking to find out the name of the army regiment stationed in Ipswich in 1942, based at Derby Road Railway Station/Felixstowe Road area in Ipswich. Trying to locate more details about a Leslie Day, (no date/place of birth known) who had connections to Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire. Thank you

    Started by daniel cook‎, 20-10-2014 8:52 PM
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  7. Royal Garrison Artillery 18th Heavy Battery

    My grandfather, William Richards, served in and survived the Boer War and World War I - born in approx. 1870, I believe he joined the Army in the 1880's. His marriage certificate in 1905 shows that he was a Bombardier with the RGA and was probably stationed in Weymouth, he left the Army within the...

    Started by Diddy1944‎, 19-10-2014 11:30 AM
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  8. Singapore in the late 1940's

    Hi all, I'm lucky enough to be spending a week in Singapore with my dad in early 2015. My grandfather spent some time there in the late '40s as part of his (British) national service. He was part of the Catering Corps. With Grandad no longer around to share his memories with us, I wondered...

    Started by Antonio_McBonio‎, 16-10-2014 7:31 PM
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  9. Question My fathers WWII record

    I've been looking on FWR for my Dads WWII record and cannot find any details of him at all. I've put his First and Surnames, his Service No, Survived War. Yet still nothing near comes up, I know his Regiment also! Can anyone give me any tips please?

    Started by CGLR53‎, 17-10-2014 2:14 PM
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  10. cross ref

    How can I cross reference my search to make sure I have the right person. ie adress or date of birth.neither are available in the search box.

    Started by cgj0817‎, 16-10-2014 6:57 PM
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  11. The missing Machine Gun Corps unit

    Please can you help ...??? .... I've been searching for some time now to find any details about the last whereabouts of my Uncle : Private Ernest Wood - 60252 - 40th Coy, Machine Gun Corps ( Infantry ). Formerly 45510 - Cheshire Regiment Died 21st March 1918. Remembered at Arras Memorial. I...

    Started by Topper‎, 29-08-2014 2:23 PM
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  12. Charles Whatley McTrollope

    Charles McTrollope enlisted in Royal Field Artillery in Sept 1914. Can someone please tell me his home address at that time?

    Started by brentor boy‎, 16-10-2014 8:54 AM
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  13. Place of Birth

    From the War records I wish to check the DoB (Date of Birth) and Birth place. Is this possible?

    Started by Dunnit‎, 14-10-2014 11:36 PM
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  14. Help needed (again)

    I'm trying to track down the record of my uncle's father! Robert Thomas Dickson b. 3/2/1895 Wounded at Gallipoli apparently. I cant seem to find anything on an initial search. I dont know his service number of course. POssibly Royal Scots (8th) although not sure how accurate that is. Any experts...

    Started by Martinm1‎, 13-10-2014 11:02 PM
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  15. WW2 Unit

    I'm trying to find which Unit, Regiment or Corps my father served in during WW2. All I have is the following: S Lancs p/a Air Trooping Centre (Far East). Army No. 3771764 Pte Charles Smart can any one help?

    Started by smartiz‎, 14-10-2014 8:18 PM
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  16. Albert Edward Green

    I am trying to find my Grandfather Albert Edward Green. He was in WW1 and WW2. His Number for WW2 was538528. He was born 1902 in Polstead Suffolk. He lied to get in to WW1. He was in the 13th/18th hussars in WW1 although I have noticed that they were not around then. I guess he was in one of them....

    Started by taylorgreen‎, 14-10-2014 4:28 PM
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  17. Citation

    I have found the record for my ancestor Albert Jeffs service number 200498. It mentions the gallantry award Belgium Croix de Guerre 1st Class. I have looked at the newspaper entry. Is it possible to find the specific citation for this and any specific actions he was invloved in.

    Started by Alanbee‎, 13-10-2014 4:16 PM
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  18. MOD Records

    How long does it take to get a response back from MOD records? I appreciate that with the anniversary of the 1914-1918 war there may increased interest in those records causing a backlog.Thank You

    Started by DavidWP‎, 02-10-2014 6:56 AM
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  19. Am I at a brickwall?

    I believe my grandad served in WW1 going by photos of him in uniform (these can be seen here http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/Forum?from=bg&tid=, along with his name etc - no regiment is known). I can't find any mention of his service anywhere online, so on the off chance, I sent the forms to...

    Started by Jenaheldd‎, 12-10-2014 8:40 PM
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  20. Exclamation Where do I go next?

    I can't find my relative through the search here. Unfortunately we don't know many details. His name is Charles William Radburn born 25/01/08. He came from Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire but we belive he walked to the south west to join the Cornwall light infantry (possibly adding a year or two to...

    Started by rachelrad123‎, 11-10-2014 11:07 PM
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