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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. Looking for my Dad,s regiment 1939-45

    Please help, My dad served in France, he lost his leg on a friday 13th I think in August, That is all I know as he did not like to talk about the war. His name was Reginald Southern, also could have been using Arnold, but did not like this one. Thanks John

    Started by golfer258‎, 05-03-2015 5:12 PM
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  2. W M Harris

    W. Evans, my Maternal Grandfather was wounded at Colenso during the Boer War; he subsequently died and was buried at sea (early 1900 ?), while being returned to England. I continue to receive information re W EVANS service in the years after his death.

    Started by W M Harris‎, 03-03-2015 3:44 PM
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  3. Smile Miltary Uniform

    Hi, Can anyone identify this uniform? The person wearing it was born 1867 in Bethnal Green, Middlesex, UK. The photographs were taken around 1911 - 1914 in the UK.

    Started by trust02‎, 02-03-2015 6:19 AM
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  4. Royal Warwickshire Regiment WW2 in India

    Hello. I am a hospital chaplain and I was paged in today to try and calm a distressed elderly gentleman with severe dementia. He was so distressed and kept describing some pretty graphic situations from when he served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in India. I am wondering if he might be...

    Started by Chaplain‎, 28-02-2015 9:14 PM
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    02-03-2015, 9:21 AM Go to last post
  5. DEMS army gunner

    i'm looking for my fathers war records thomas william o'connell, dems army gunner on merchant navy ships he was on the ss samjack adelaide, s.australia, 25th august-21st september 1944. i'm really having a difficult time with this so any help or information would be greatly...

    Started by gurtha‎, 28-02-2015 4:54 PM
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    01-03-2015, 1:22 PM Go to last post
  6. REME - Airbourne 1951 -1953 Suez - Egypt

    Sgt JOE FORTUNE I need help instead of helping others.....:wink: Totally unannounced we had a caller some days ago who thought that we may be related to an ex paratrooper who he served with in 1951-1953 in Egypt / Suez. The gentleman was 81+ it was difficult to understand some of what he...

    Started by geneius‎, 28-02-2015 4:33 PM
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  7. Identification

    I have two WW1 medals with North'N R and name on the edge, do you think this stands for Northampton Regiment or another ?????

    Started by newboy‎, 28-02-2015 11:27 PM
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    01-03-2015, 12:11 AM Go to last post
  8. Looking for records on my Grandfather

    Hello, I wonder if anyone one can point me in the right direction. My late Grandfather as far as I know what in the HLI. He was stationed in India where he and my Grandmother had their first child. I was wondering how, in the 20's 30's it would have been possible for my Grandmother to travel...

    Started by LindseyD74‎, 25-02-2015 1:54 PM
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  9. address details

    Hi I only have a name and dob and just want to check if family fought, how can I check the listed peoples address or at least county of birth? Thanks

    Started by findanderson‎, 27-02-2015 3:38 PM
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    27-02-2015, 4:31 PM Go to last post
  10. WW2 Servicemen's Wills

    Did soldiers in WW2 make Wills? If so, where can I search to see if my father made one?

    Started by Tullymurdoch‎, 25-02-2015 10:17 AM
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  11. Did granddad join the RA at Woolwich Arsenal?

    My grandfather, James Henry Dorrell, enlisted in the RGA in either 1903 or 04. He lived in Hackney in London's east end and did not come from a military family. It is likely that he joined through hardship. All of his military records were destroyed in the Blitz apart from his medal card which...

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 15-02-2015 1:21 PM
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  12. Identification of WW1 Servicemen Pictures

    Greetings from Canada! I have posted two pictures of relatives of mine that served in WW1. The first is of Sidney Harris, b. 15 Nov 1895, and the second is of his older brother Frederick, b. abt. 1894. I have been trying to identify what kind of uniform Sidney is wearing. There are some...

    Started by chhall‎, 25-02-2015 2:36 AM
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  13. Reginald Merson davies

    I am new to this and trying to find out about my uncle who I know was in the army, I don't know what his rank was, he was born in 1926" I know he served in Italy because that's where he met his wife maria, I know when the war finished he drove prisoners to court I believe , his name was Reginald...

    Started by Penelope2005‎, 24-02-2015 12:41 AM
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  14. W J HEAD 5th Battalion Wilts Reg - full name?

    W J HEAD, 5th Battalion (Service) Wiltshire Regiment was mentioned in despatches during WW1. I believe he was also awarded the DCM. Does anyone have any idea how I can find out his full name please? We have lots of William Josephs in our family tree and I would like to find out if he is one of us!...

    Started by julianne.jc‎, 22-02-2015 1:52 PM
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    22-02-2015, 9:46 PM Go to last post
  15. Royal Artilery Brigades of thFirst World War?

    Hi I am trying to research my great grandfather's both of which served with royal artilery during the First World War. one served with the royal field artilery and the other with the royal garrison artilery. My question is how do I find out which brigade they served with as I hoped this would...

    Started by Egerton270‎, 17-02-2015 10:46 PM
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  16. Foot Regiments of the British Army

    A Historical record of all the foot regiments of the British Army by H L Wickes, Osprey 1974, is available as a .pdf and can be downloaded for free: http://www.ebooksmagz.com/view/regiments-of-foot-a-historical-record-of-all-the.html. This is an invaluable source if you are searching for info...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 20-02-2015 4:56 PM
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  17. John (Jack) Armstrong (DLI) & C Bright (RHA)

    Hi all, I'm busy with some research on my grandad and wondered whether anyone had any additional information on either him or his friend (both survived the war). I'm fortunate to have a diary from the war and am piecing this together along with old photographs. Any additional information would...

    Started by x1xMarcx1x‎, 19-02-2015 10:15 PM
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  18. My grandfather was a Batman

    Hi my grandad was a batman , how do I find him? His name John Keenan, born 24th February 1880 in Sligo Ireland. Died December 1935 at Lanchester Co Durham England. I don't no anything else about him , he died before I was born. I only know what a cousin told me that he worked along side a...

    Started by scarlett3‎, 16-02-2015 11:35 PM
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  19. Question WWII Wiltshire Army Records

    I'm trying to trace my grandfather who was, I believe, an American soldier who came over to Wiltshire (? Baydon/Marlborough) to fight in WWII. He met my grandmother in 1943. Is there any way of tracing him as I'm at a dead end? I would be grateful for any assistance. His name was Frank Edward J...

    Started by Evans.p6‎, 16-02-2015 1:18 AM
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  20. peterandrita

    My Grandfather served with Monmouthshire Regiment WW1 arriving in France 28/9/1915. His service numbers were 3534 and 226381. Records seem to indicate 1st Monmouthshire and his wedding certificate shows he was living in Newport June 1915 and his occupation is 3rd Line 1st Monmouthshire. We have...

    Started by peterfitz‎, 16-02-2015 1:22 AM
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