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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 2:20 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 5:14 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 4:08 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 1:24 PM
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  1. Royal Garrison Artillery - 467 Seige Battery

    I am new to this forum and I am interested in my grandads part in WW1. I know his early army history and that he served in Malta for five years. From 30 July 1917 to 12 July 1918 he served in France as a gunner (Regiment No. 169036) with RGA 467 Siege Battery. He was wounded on 19 June 1918....

    Started by dennis.marchant‎, 26-11-2014 9:08 PM
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    27-11-2014, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  2. Question Grandfather served in India just prior to WW1

    Are records available online or at TNA for Army in India for the period around 1905- 1913? My grandfather served in India, then was in the reserves for a very short period and called up for WW1 in 1914. As I have not been able to locate my Grandfather in WW1 records online, perhaps this might be...

    Started by Williamina‎, 27-11-2014 2:02 AM
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    27-11-2014, 9:35 AM Go to last post
  3. Lothians Horse

    I am trying to trace a family member who fought in WWII. He was James Taylor Seatter who was in the Lothians Horse which later became the Royal armoured Corp. He joined around 1940 and was in Africa,Italy and possibly Austria. I am new to this type of research and so find it hard going to trace...

    Started by RS-Ork‎, 26-11-2014 9:11 PM
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    27-11-2014, 12:12 AM Go to last post
  4. Thumbs up Major Norman Leith Hay Clark

    Looking for any info on Major Norman Leith Hay Clark please

    Started by BernC.Jack‎, 26-11-2014 11:56 AM
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  5. Who was Major Deere?

    Can anyone find anything out about a Major Deere, "an owner of estates in Wales, and connected with two historic families, met his death in a tragic manner while riding from Cowbridge to Swansea." This would be in about 1810-1816. Perhaps the Army lists of the time have further details, so does...

    Started by barbara lee‎, 21-10-2010 4:59 PM
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    26-11-2014, 8:15 PM Go to last post
  6. Fail medical exam

    Hi, I recent looked in to my Great Grandfathers WW1 service record and it appears he didn't make it through the medical exam. Would he of been posted anywhere else or would he have been sent home? Thanks

    Started by Tokyokee‎, 21-11-2014 2:54 PM
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  7. Where to get my WW1 soldier uncle's will?

    Hi, I heard that you can get copie's of WW1 soldier's wills and I am wanting a copy of my Gt.Gt Uncle's will he died in 1918 aged 23 in a POW camp so I went to www.probatesearch.services.gov.uk but his will isn't there and I'm not quite sure where else to look for it. I have got everything...

    Started by Frankie#88‎, 25-11-2014 10:48 AM
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    26-11-2014, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  8. attempting to find out the pow guards

    Trying to locate information about my father's WW2 service history. Have searched a number of forces records with his name and service number along with the regiment he was with. So far there has been no trace of his details. We think that he was possibly a guard at a POW camp in the Orkneys,...

    Started by rhysrwes‎, 25-11-2014 9:50 PM
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    26-11-2014, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  9. 17/21 Lancers

    Can anyone tell me in which barracks the 17/21 Lancers were billeted in Paderborn/Sennelager 1967/68?

    Started by smartiz‎, 25-11-2014 9:26 PM
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    25-11-2014, 9:44 PM Go to last post
  10. B Btry 250th Brigade RFA

    Greetings I have tracked down my Great Uncle to this unit and he was KIA 3/1/1918 and is buried north of Ypres. I'm now struggling to find out how and where he perished despite knowing the cemetery details where he is interred. Any suggestions of how I can find this information. Many...

    Started by RJackCA‎, 25-11-2014 3:45 PM
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  11. HOTCHKISS - British/Canadian Records

    Hi from a new member. I am researching the HOTCHKISS WW1 soldiers and have information on two brothers serving in WW! with the BEF and the CEF. My great uncle Samuel Hotchkiss served in the BEF while his brother, my great grandfather William Hotchkiss, served in the CEF. Canadian WW1 military...

    Started by wildroses193‎, 24-11-2014 8:32 PM
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  12. North African Star

    Hi can anyone tell me if there is a medal called a North African Star,or is it just The African Star?I am trying to get hold of records and medals for a friend.

    Started by HelenEB‎, 24-11-2014 8:44 PM
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  13. 8th Division Army Cycling Corps.

    We have a relative Arthur Kelly who was originally in the 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment in 1909. Those records are partially burnt and it looks like he may have been in the RN before this. I am not sure if it says that because he was born in 1889. He then transferred to the 8th Division Army...

    Started by Elma‎, 24-11-2014 9:47 AM
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  14. Grandfather WW1

    Looking for info on my grandfather Charles Frederick Robinson? Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers? Service no 3198 Prisoner wounded but survived. Lived in Canning st Belfast

    Started by andypandy68‎, 17-11-2014 12:00 PM
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  15. Different Service Numbers?

    Hi I have my great-grandfather's WW1 medals that record his Service details as 7349 Pte G H Pullin 16-Lond R, but a search of the records on this site do not show anyone with this Service number. There is, though, a Pte G H Pullin from 16 London Regiment that has the Service number 553708. I...

    Started by tweenster‎, 15-11-2014 9:02 PM
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  16. Devonshire Regiment

    I am looking for information about Edwin Charles Sambell he joined the Devonshire Regiment on 9th November 1915 and was discharged 27th July 1917, "wounds". He had in fact lost a leg. I want to know where I can look for details of how he lost his leg as Uncle Ned would never talk about it. His...

    Started by Diamond‎, 04-08-2014 9:41 PM
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    23-11-2014, 9:20 PM Go to last post
  17. Looking for Grandfather's WW1 record

    Hi I'm looking for my grandfather's service record in WW1. He was a Sergeant in the Welsh Horse Yeomanry in 1915 and his name was William Guy. I can find very little information on the Welsh Horse and the Forces War Records don't seem to have anything at all. I've already looked at the Long...

    Started by rhoneybun‎, 21-11-2014 3:55 PM
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  18. Sherwood Foresters - Special Reserve

    I'm hoping someone out there can help me discover more about the 4th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (in which my Great Grandfather served prior to WWI). He joined in 1909 and in 1914 deployed to France as part of the 1st Battalion where he was subsequently killed in 1915 at the Battle of Neuve...

    Started by MadMark‎, 15-11-2014 8:57 PM
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  19. Searching for Terence Regan - RAOC

    Hi, please could you help me in finding this gentleman. I believe from these records he is still living. This is my only chance of trying to find him and don't worry there is nothing wrong i just need to find him... Thank you in anticipation xx

    Started by melina4848‎, 22-11-2014 7:10 PM
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  20. 11th Batalion Border regt, Vincent Hammond

    Hi i am looking for any photos of the 11th battalion border regiment of my cousin 3 x removed, i am doing a tribute to him in WW1, he died on 18/11/16 i have been over to his grave and try as i might i carnt get a picture of him or his regiment, he was from Knighton Powys, he was an only child, his...

    Started by ynwalfc‎, 22-11-2014 11:16 PM
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