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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    If you're looking for post 1921, WW2 or later service records, see the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted ,click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 2:23 PM
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  2. 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: RN records at TNA and other useful websites

    This is for anyone new to research, who may not know where to look. The National Archives (TNA) has lots of records connected with the Royal Navy. 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 start....

    Started by Geoffers‎, 07-09-2008 1:07 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searchable RM attestation papers

    In case anyone doesn't know, attestation papers for the Royal Marines for most of the 19th century are now individually indexed on TNA's catalogue If you find a likely match to someone you are trying to locate, you can order a copy of the document from TNA. Using the catalogue: In the word...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 06-08-2008 12:55 PM
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  1. Full military record

    How do you find someone's full service records? This site only has service during the war. No deployment details or any other information. Please help.

    Started by Karen39‎, 03-11-2014 1:03 PM
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  2. Looking for my Great Uncle Albert

    Hello, I hope you can help. I am currently looking through my family history and came across an Albert Jones. I asked my grandma about him and she says he was my Grandads uncle and was Military Police in WW2. He was on a ship which was torpedoed twice and sank. He was then taken prisoner by the...

    Started by Tokyokee‎, 23-10-2014 3:42 AM
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  3. HMS Cressey - sunk September 1914

    I am looking for information on my grandfather - George Henry Perry K/1425. On the military records that I have there is no home address shown on his signing up and on his marriage certificate merely HMS Aeolus. He was on Implacable when first signing up and died when HMS Cressey was sunk. He...

    Started by JoyceGwendoline‎, 17-11-2014 8:00 PM
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  4. Where was Albert Edward Trood in 1911

    Tried to find Albert in 1911 census he joined Royal Marines 24 Jan 1905 Light infantry Chatham Division

    Started by trevboy‎, 17-11-2014 9:26 PM
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  5. WWII - navy - Atlantic convoys

    Hi I am trying to find out information regarding my grandfather's naval service in WWII and have drawn a blank. We have his number from the tag he kept which is STO55152. His name was Tom Sutcliffe and he was born in 1909. I would be grateful if anyone would be able to shed any light on this for...

    Started by SutSher‎, 16-11-2014 7:57 AM
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  6. Edward George Haeger - HMS Hood

    Grateful for any info on my great uncle Edward who served during WW2 on HMS Hood (and subsequently perished on board). Also information required on his brother William Joseph who also served on HMS Hood. He left the Hood before it was destroyed and subsequently died in an accident whilst serving...

    Started by lancer232‎, 14-11-2014 8:39 PM
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  7. RNP2100 RMS St Helena HMS Brecon HMS Ledbury

    On the 29th October last, I privately published 58 copies of the book detailed below. I served for 11 years in the RMS St. Helena, between 1979 and late 1992, including 13 months in the Falklands charter, 1982/83. Today, 15th November, only 11 copies remain, but more can be printed if the demand...

    Started by merchantman‎, 15-11-2014 10:15 AM
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  8. Harry Chapman

    I have only just found this website and think I have tracked down my uncle's ww2 war records. I'd love to know what happened to him after the war. Any pointers towards solving this would be gratefully received. Sue

    Started by toskadog‎, 11-11-2014 7:59 PM
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  9. Unravelling my dad's WW2 service

    I am trying to find out more about my Dad's WW2 service but have very little to go on other than things he said when I was a child! I'm therefore reluctant to pay the price of getting documentation from the MOD when I am not certain which arm of the services he was in. So, the story I was told...

    Started by Sandiwin‎, 30-08-2014 5:44 PM
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  10. Daniel LONG Royal Marine Artillery

    Hi all I have recently discovered that one of my ancestors - Daniel LONG b. 1826 in Isle of Wight - was a Sergeant Major in the Royal Marine Artillery according to the 1861-1881 censuses when he was a Ward Manager at RN Hospital Haslar in Gosport. I have searched on TNA for his Royal Marine...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 06-11-2014 5:41 PM
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  11. Pte Henry Edward Green RMLI

    I'm in the process of tracing my granddads military history, Pte Henry Edward Green RMLI enlisted in 1897, he served on a number of ships through out the years and took part in WW1. I know he has the three medals from WW1 but cannot find if he is eligible for other medals from other campaigns such...

    Started by CCG1955‎, 01-10-2014 7:09 PM
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    05-11-2014, 9:17 PM Go to last post
  12. Medal Card RM Light Infantry WW1 - Help!

    I'm new to all this so apologies in advance. My great uncle died during action on 13/11/1916 and the information on this site states that his medals were 'not issued/unclaimed'. I need to find his Medal Card which states this but every where I search seems to come up with a dead end, including the...

    Started by tinsel‎, 04-11-2014 7:14 PM
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  13. Unknown Military Patch

    I have been doing a family tree project for a friend and her aunt kindly gave us some documents and artefacts from my friend's grandfather and great-grandfather, including medals from both World Wars and regiment badges. Although we seem to have linked and identified most of the items, there is...

    Started by MikeC1987‎, 01-11-2014 2:43 PM
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  14. Dave Allen

    Hi I am tracing my father records and have found out that he was mention in dispatches.It was placed in the London Gazette on the 11/06/1942 page 2511.My problem is finding out what my dad done to get this Honour,Ive tried printing out from the Gazette,but only got a blank page.Do I have to get in ...

    Started by phillol‎, 19-10-2014 8:22 PM
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  15. Trying to find my Granddad's ww2 record

    Hi I am trying to find the war record for my granddad Wilfred Samuel John Cole he was in the Marines but I can't find him his record on here :( Any tips?

    Started by Sabrown134‎, 28-10-2014 6:05 PM
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  16. HMS Bacchante

    looking for info on my grandad who on on this ship in the first ww his name is william martin number 102926.can not find anything out.

    Started by willieboy‎, 24-10-2014 2:17 AM
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  17. hms meadowsweet

    Hi I am new to this and need as much help as possible. I am trying to track my grandads war records and getting nowhere fast He didnt talk much about his time in the navy and I didnt want to ask as I know it was tough going for him I think he helped with navigation??, I dont have his...

    Started by Korkay81‎, 26-10-2014 11:06 AM
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  18. Arthur Gardiner DSM - HMS Russell 1916 - Help

    Hi, I am new to this forum, please help if you can. My nan's brother name was Arthur Edward Gardiner, there is a monument in Hockley, Essex with his name - Arthur Edward Gardiner, died WW1 with DSM. So, I am trying to find out his history. The family story that has been told to me is that he...

    Started by DSM GARDINER‎, 17-10-2014 6:21 PM
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  19. Transfer from RMLI to RN

    My grandfather Albert Edward Thake was a yeoman of signals in the RN. Prior to joining the RN he was in the Royal Marines. I have found his record in the RN but cannot find anything about his record in the Marines, he transferred on 31-7-1895 Anyone got any ideas of how to proceed His number in...

    Started by rjthake‎, 06-10-2014 1:26 AM
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    My son is doing a project and we need to find some information on what was the role of a signal boy?

    Started by markjue‎, 06-10-2014 4:12 PM
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