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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. JohnRP

    The WW1 service of Cecil George Stainer posted to the 51st Graduated battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, No. 8/38028. I would very grateful for any assistance in filling in the gaps of the war service record of this brave young man. I know he died aged 18 in 1918 in the isolation hospital at...

    Started by JohnRP‎, 29-01-2015 4:13 PM
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  2. Cool Military marriage during the Peninsular wars

    Cpl. Peter Angus was discharged from the 3rd Regiment of foot (The Buffs) 21st May 1821 at Mullingar in Ireland, he was paid 17 shillings and 4 and a half pence in travel money to get his family to Dublin. What I need help with is how can I find records of his marriage and family during the years...

    Started by Michael Duke‎, 27-01-2015 6:16 PM
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    29-01-2015, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  3. Question can anyone identify this medal ribbon please

    hi my father in law has a medal ribbon I can not identify.He died in 1976 and it was when my mother in law died that we found his ribbon bar. I tried up loading my drawing but its not working so from left to right the colours are:- thin-violet, blue,yellow, very thin red,yellow,blue,thin...

    Started by Maria B‎, 28-01-2015 12:05 AM
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    28-01-2015, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  4. looking for confirmation of service/death

    Looking for father in law's Father, reportedly died in Burma between 1930-34 while serving in the Royal Scots Fusilliers. On line search reveals nothing...wondering if those records are on line or any suggestions on where to search further?

    Started by B Gardiner‎, 26-01-2015 4:04 AM
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    28-01-2015, 6:59 AM Go to last post
  5. my father

    Hi there I can't find my father's records anyone help

    Started by dnhewitt‎, 27-01-2015 10:40 PM
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    27-01-2015, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  6. Medal Roll index card

    Can anyone tell me what MGC stands for in the Corps column please in the medal index card ( I think its a C !)

    Started by PGTips‎, 27-01-2015 9:08 PM
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    27-01-2015, 9:12 PM Go to last post
  7. Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects 1901-1929

    Ancestry have just published these records, and I have learnt that my great grandmother was paid a "war gratuity" of 3 for her dead son. I wonder who thought up that expression, which to today's eyes at least, sounds a little insensitive. However, not withstanding that it is interesting to...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 22-01-2015 7:54 PM
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  8. Question India

    George Edwards, Private, Hampshire Regiment, died in India of disease sometime between 1894 and 1900. Does anyone know where i can obtain his date and place of death?

    Started by Jblakelock‎, 26-01-2015 3:31 PM
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    26-01-2015, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  9. 1676 Private Percy Linwood 52nd Battalion AIF

    Hi Through the museum - http://www.maryboroughmuseum.org/ , we have had a request to look for medals for the above person. What is missing is his Victory Medal and Memorial Plaque and Scroll. His story is below. When three weeks short of being 18 years old, 1676 Private Percy Linwood (b 29...

    Started by simmo1‎, 25-01-2015 11:14 PM
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  10. Bad Boy

    Hello All New to the Forces War Records. My husband is an entertainer, and is planning a piano sing song at which he wants to have relatives photos. Now I checked with my mum and none of her family photos survived. except that is for the BAD BOY. My great uncle Harry did something, and got...

    Started by BermyGurl‎, 14-05-2014 9:25 PM
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    25-01-2015, 5:59 PM Go to last post
  11. Name Change when joining - Royal Engineers

    Hi all, Just after your thoughts.... My g grandfather, James Smith (not great name for research), joined the Royal Engineers in 1878. I have his Chelsea Pensioner records. I have had great trouble finding this man before he joined the army. There is enough detail in his records that should...

    Started by sally2154‎, 21-01-2015 2:06 AM
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  12. Post MM citation

    I've found a copy of The Gazette publishing the award of the MM to my grand-father. Is there any way of accessing the citation or recommendation for the award?

    Started by Gill@Bowieclan‎, 22-01-2015 2:58 PM
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    24-01-2015, 5:45 PM Go to last post
  13. Post Royal Dublin Fusiliers prior to WW1

    I have located my ancestor on the 1881 census as a child and in the military in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on the India and Ceylon 1911 census. I'm confident it's him on both because he's from a large family so the other family members are right on the 1881 and also on the 1911 his wife and...

    Started by Narnie‎, 14-01-2015 11:28 PM
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  14. Northamptonshire Regiment 1914-18

    I have found war record for a relative, but it is lacking information about age at death. I am wanting to know his date of birth and either of these would be useful. What would be my next step? Many thanks

    Started by IreneEH‎, 20-01-2015 12:52 AM
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    22-01-2015, 12:46 AM Go to last post
  15. Assistance re General Enquirers Form (MOD)

    I am experiencing some difficulty in tracing information about my father who was a Lt. in The Royal Artillery. I know he was serving in 1943 but have no idea when he left the services. On leaving the Army he joined the Colonial Service and served in Uganda. He died in 1967 but can find no record of...

    Started by jetron1005‎, 19-01-2015 11:39 AM
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    19-01-2015, 1:51 PM Go to last post
  16. Can anyone indentify the regiment please?

    Can anyone identify the regiment or any other details on this photo please? Many thanks

    Started by Tillergirl‎, 16-01-2015 2:25 PM
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  17. Question Royal Pembroke Regiment of Militia

    Hello! I recently discovered that my 5x great grandfather, William Lewis, served with the Royal Pembroke Regiment of Militia from 1796 to 1835. He was discharged on two occasions: once in 1831 and again in 1835. I would like to find out what the Royal Pembroke Regiment of Militia did and...

    Started by EloiseMatt‎, 17-01-2015 7:55 PM
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    18-01-2015, 9:22 PM Go to last post
  18. Help identifying a uniform

    Hi! I"m at a bit of a loss as to how to find his records and I was hoping that someone might be able to help identify the uniform being worn in the photo below or give some clue as to his service. This fine upstanding gentleman is my great-grandfather John Joseph Hayes born 1894 in Carlow, Ireland....

    Started by ejjhayes‎, 18-01-2015 12:21 AM
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  19. Help deciphering army records

    Hello I have my fathers army record but need help deciphering what it says and means. Can anyone recommend a way of doing this or getting help with this? Many thanks

    Started by holibobsue‎, 17-01-2015 7:14 PM
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    17-01-2015, 9:22 PM Go to last post
  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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