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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. grandfather

    Hello. I am looking for anyone who may be able to help. My grand father was in ww2 and as far as I know was mentioned in despatches. I am led to believe he was in the royal engineers. He was supposed to be in charge of German low who built the first bridge back over the Rhine. His residence would...

    Started by bigtoddy‎, 29-10-2014 8:38 PM
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  2. Looking for WW1 record H O'Brien Leinster Reg

    Hi, I am trying to trace my grandfather WW1 records, His name Hubert (Berti) O'Brien born 21/06/1892 (i think) He joined the Leinster Regiment in Crinkle, Birr, Co Offaly, was moved to Cork before being transferred to England, Portsmounth, I think. He returned from the war wounded. I have done a...

    Started by bobrien‎, 28-10-2014 11:40 AM
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  3. im trying to find my dad edward mcinally

    Hi plz can somebody help me im trying to find my dad. He's called Edward McInally, he was a lance corporal in the army around 1981 and worked as a storeman in tge reme regiment. I also know his friends called him fast eddy. Please if anybody knows of this person ask him to get intouch. ...

    Started by maureen croston‎, 29-10-2014 4:09 PM
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  4. Question my great uncle 2nd leinster battalion 1914

    Could anybody help me in finding out when my great uncle joined the British Army.His name was George Tilly and indeed any information would be a great help as I am trying to retrace his footsteps his service number was 7661 .

    Started by snoopy14‎, 29-10-2014 12:52 AM
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  5. Post K O Y L I WW2


    Started by jamesbrown‎, 28-10-2014 7:01 AM
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  6. Question Frederick Hill, 1906-1943, Royal Artillery

    I have been looking into Frederick Hill, b. 1906 in Kent and died 5 Mar 1943 (taken POW and executed by the Japanese), and I would like to find some more information on him. I am struggling to find the name of his parents, his children, spouse etc, and all that stuff. I'd greatly appreciate it if...

    Started by jertinjantin‎, 27-10-2014 3:36 PM
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  7. Military cemetery

    Where can I find the burial place of William Ewart Dickin, Army, killed in action 1916?

    Started by DorothyW‎, 26-10-2014 12:46 PM
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  8. Samuel Marrall - Royal Horse Artillery

    Would anyone be able to help with information regards our grandfather Samuel Merrill (Could be Marrall )Samuel with the Royal Horse Artillery, with which he served in Sudan & Afghanistan, from 1879 to 1884. He was born in Warsop 1855 - I have received email from a Richard Myers but have been...

    Started by padua‎, 22-06-2010 8:49 AM
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  9. Question Looking for C W (Charles Walter) COOPER WWI

    I am looking for any details of my Great Grandfather Charles Walter Cooper (b. 1880) One of his three medals has 7871 C W COOPER - 1-N Staff.R engraved on it. Family story goes that he was taken POW twice during WWI. I can find no records online that correspond with these details. Appreciate...

    Started by Goldsquirrel‎, 24-10-2014 9:59 PM
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  10. 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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  11. 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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    25-10-2014, 8:55 PM Go to last post
  12. Smile Serjeant Andrew James Victor Smith 94963

    Please can any one tell me how I find out what my grandfather did to receive a medal for bravery? He is mentioned in The London Gazette January 1917. I know he could have put MM after his name in recognition of his medal but he never did. He was a Driver in the Royal Horse Artillery. Any help...

    Started by 2Granddads‎, 25-10-2014 6:06 PM
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  13. 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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    23-10-2014, 10:54 AM Go to last post

    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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