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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. REME Search

    I am trying to trace my fathers war record. He never spoke of his activities during WW2 but I have found his medals, sergeants stripes and REME shoulder flash. His name - Harry Samuel Bailey d.o.b. 23.08.1919 born in the London area He was an electrical communications engineer. (rumoured to have...

    Started by corbygate‎, 21-11-2014 1:13 PM
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  4. South Staffs 1st Battalion - Burma campaign

    Hi can anyone shed any light on the above? My father,William Thomas Ward was a corporal in this regiment and was posted to Burma c.1944. I cannot trace his war records in FWR,am I looking in the right place or are they not yet released,my father died in 1981. Any assistance would be most...

    Started by bat123‎, 21-11-2014 12:30 PM
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    Hi All, I am new to this forum and am trying to trace the war history of my grandfather. I have his original war diary and a medal record from the National Archives but cant find anything on this site relating to him at all. His name was Howard Stanley Jones and his No. 64117. He served in the...

    Started by ROBINSREST‎, 20-11-2014 2:16 PM
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  6. Royal Artillery 9th and then 5th battalion

    Hello I've just joined and this is my first posting, so please forgive me if I'm doing anything wrong. I am looking for more information on an Alexander Gauld who joined the RA on 21st Dec 1844 at Huntly, Scotland aged 19, born in Insch and a labourer. Number 2108. His records say that he was in...

    Started by holmoak‎, 19-11-2014 10:38 PM
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  7. 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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  8. Search Advice for grandfather WW1 + WW2

    Hello, I am looking for any information about my grandfather and his military career to present to my family for Christmas. All advice appreciated. My grandfather Harold Harvey served in WW1 and WW2. He was born in 1895 in Hednesford and lived in South Staffordshire. Our family remember he...

    Started by mogster‎, 20-11-2014 3:48 AM
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  9. Information Needed! Hargan

    Hi All, Wondered if anyone could help with some knowledge they may have regarding the Army around 1850's. I have a chap who was born 1858 (Francis George Hargan) possibly in Walmer, Kent or Colchester, Essex, it looks like the Army Christened him, is that the case?? He is linked to the 2nd...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 30-08-2014 4:35 PM
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  10. cant find record

    hi i need help in trying to find my grandfathers records. i know his name,dob and near enuf wen he joined up, i need to know ow to do an advanced search which would include my nan and my mum and siblings. please could you help as i would like to give it my mum for xmas, thanks :yes:

    Started by dawnwalker‎, 19-11-2014 8:55 PM
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  11. frederick silver

    my grandfather took part in both wars in the army, we have his medals and discharge papers,but according to the forces war records he does not exist!! we wanted to know all about his time in France in WW1 and where he was in WW2, we have regiment details and nos but cannot find him. any ideas...

    Started by patricia silver‎, 19-11-2014 6:03 PM
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  12. Finding Records

    Hi, I hope someone can point me in the right direction. My sister researched my great uncle who died on 25th October 1914 and when she was researching she found some letters written by his father in 1919 to the army office regarding his war medals. Unfortunately she only wrote the details down in...

    Started by gina1962‎, 18-11-2014 2:46 PM
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. john marshall

    I have found john marshall details but unable find cant service records or photos. Any one can advise were to look ( john marshall was my wife's grandfather died in 1917 in France have found Cemetery and head stone ). William

    Started by william bush‎, 18-11-2014 3:50 PM
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  16. Post Fathers service records

    I appear to have hit a brick wall regards my fathers service records.I sent off all the relevant info copies of Birth Certificate Marriage Certificate Death Certificate my Birth Certificate and £30.00 that was in 30/6/2013 never heard anything back He served in the Royal Scots Fusiliers name Walter...

    Started by lookout‎, 18-11-2014 11:46 AM
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  17. Regiment battalion info….

    Hi, Ive found my great grandad, but there is no info to tell me which battalion he was in in the Middlesex regiment, so i can trace where he was. I know he was at the Somme… but 2 battalions where there… Also struggling to find his son, my granddads records from ww2…. again Middlesex ...

    Started by pammib‎, 18-11-2014 10:42 PM
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  18. wood284

    help to trace army records for john henry wood sgt 1st and 8th bn royal fusiliers went to Scotland to a prison camp ??

    Started by wood284‎, 18-11-2014 11:41 AM
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  19. Mothers Great Grandfather

    In the 1850 British census my Mothers Great grand father was listed as being in Edinburgh castle with wife and child. He was listed as a drummer and the rest of the people listed were also of a military occupation . I cant read what regiment ,and have had no help from the records people in the...

    Started by jatohara‎, 20-07-2014 7:53 AM
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  20. Army Records 1932-1938

    Hello, Can anyone point me in the right direction to obtain records for an uncle. Frederick John Parker joined Northampton Regiment as GEORGE PARKER Service Number 5882832 Died in service May 1938(London) aged 36 Many thanks Grahame

    Started by GrahameParker‎, 10-11-2014 8:42 PM
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