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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    16-09-2014, 6:53 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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    15-09-2014, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  7. Medal cards

    Hi, Could anyone shed some some light on how I can find out exactly which medals have been awarded to an individual? Many thanks Chris.

    Started by Godders1769‎, 14-09-2014 6:09 PM
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  8. Moved: Squadron

    Started by lynn71‎, 14-09-2014 11:14 AM
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  9. Identifying Army Uniform

    I was wondering if anyone with knowledge of military uniform could help me out? I have a pic of my great grandfather from around 1906 in his army uniform. I am having difficulty trying to find his military record that I can corroborate as him. He was based at the barracks in Tipperary around the...

    Started by Bain85‎, 31-08-2014 11:05 PM
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  10. army 2nd reserve cavalry

    hello I am a new member and I am useless at searching military.can anyone please guide me to researching my husbands grandfather.He was in the 2nd reserve cavalry a farrier/blacksmith I need to know how I can get his service record I have his service number and know he enlisted in 1898 and...

    Started by meggie‎, 11-09-2014 7:58 PM
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  11. Help Looking for info Gordon Highlanders

    Hi I am looking for some Information regarding The Gordon Highlanders , I have a year and also name and number. My friend has no photographs of her father and I know this is a long shot would any one be able to help pointing me in the right direction? Thanks in advance Nell

    Started by NellGwynn‎, 13-09-2014 12:06 AM
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  12. trying to find my father

    Found this site and paid my 8.95 but can only find records of the deceased . am I doing something wrong.?

    Started by ethanking‎, 12-09-2014 9:06 PM
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  13. RAMC Service Search

    My Grandpa William Neal Counter (b. 25.12.1880 in Blandford Forum) survived both the Boer War and WW1 in the RAMC. I would love to find out:something about his service, where he served and what that involved but it's difficult as I can't find his service records for the Boer War or his WW1 service...

    Started by PamF‎, 12-09-2014 9:36 AM
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  14. C.O.A Kilpauk information.

    I am just wondering if anyone can help me. Does anyone know what and where C.O .A Kilpauk is? I am trying to search for my maternal grandfather Sidney Walton. He was in the British Military in India at the time. I only have a couple of pieces of information about him as he left my granny Mabel...

    Started by AussieCroydon‎, 12-09-2014 1:03 AM
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  15. William Harry Phillips Service no 13021361

    I am trying to trace my fathers WWII army service record. I believe he originally served with The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) although born & bred in Portsmouth. There is a photo of him with Scottish lads wearing a Balmoral hat.I think later he served with The Essex Regiment in the middle east...

    Started by DavidWP‎, 09-09-2014 3:11 PM
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  16. ww1 george newman

    looking for service records for george arthur newman born1897 service number 106298 served in france 1917 john newman

    Started by d newman‎, 31-08-2014 9:14 PM
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  17. Musical celebration

    At Christmas, Addenbrookes Hospital Choir (Cambridge) will be performing a piece of music, written in an autograph book in 1917, just recently discovered. It was written there by cadet J S Smith, of no 22 GCOB (Garrison Officer Cadet Battalion), which was at Jesus College, Cambridge. It would be...

    Started by addenbrookes‎, 09-09-2014 6:05 PM
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  18. Possible name of regiment.

    Hi, I have found my relative- a Walter John Spain enlisted in 1916 as a Gunner. On his enlistment form he answers he has previously served and the best I can make of the letters he scrawled were as follows - 1 st B#RWLR and cites 5 years service? Anyone please have any ideas- he was a Kent man...

    Started by Laurence Allen‎, 09-09-2014 6:09 PM
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    09-09-2014, 8:23 PM Go to last post
  19. 1st/5th Sherwood Foresters.

    Have been searching for a photograph of 1st/5th Sherwood Foresters, world war 2, for the last 5 yrs, can anyone help?

    Started by summer06‎, 09-09-2014 5:50 PM
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  20. Post Looking for information about Albert Byng

    Hi, I am trying to find out information about Albert Byng . I know he fort in the Bore war. He fort in the First World War as well in this war he was in the Worcestershire regiment Private Albert Byng 9660, he was honourably discharged 6th July 1917. He had a son William Byng who fort in the...

    Started by Pollywolly‎, 07-09-2014 12:18 PM
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