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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 1:23 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 3:08 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: RN records at TNA

    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 12:07 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 11:55 AM
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  1. 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 5:05 PM
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  2. 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 1:17 AM
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  3. 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 10:06 AM
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  4. 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 2:42 AM
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  5. 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 7:22 PM
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  6. 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 5:21 PM
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  7. 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 12:26 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 3:12 PM
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  9. Transfer from marines to Royal Navy

    I am looking for the record of my grandfather He transferred from Marines to Navy in 1895. I have the Naval records but drew a blank with the Marines information Any help would be much appreciated

    Started by rjthake‎, 08-11-2013 10:45 PM
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  10. 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 6:09 PM
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  11. Carmelo Pulis fought Battle of Jutland

    Trying to locate records for my Grandfather Carmelo Pulis (born Malta) service # L4206. He served under Lord Jellicoe as his batman on the Iron Duke and was injured when serving on HMS Stormcloud

    Started by mrsmagpie‎, 23-09-2014 9:58 PM
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    HI anyone know any information about George Sydney Tasker.Rank -Signalman, born 5th Feb 1893.i have little information and would like to know more his was my grandfather .thanks: flo

    Started by flojon‎, 26-09-2014 10:09 PM
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  13. searching for my dad

    Hi my name is Alison searching for my dad i have very little information and hoping someone help me ,his name is thomas Owen nicked named Jessie Owen he ran in devonport field gun in around 1967 to 1970 his number wasD/069314 if anyone can help i would really appreciate Thankyou Alison

    Started by blossom1971‎, 24-09-2014 12:06 AM
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  14. Father -in Law Records

    I am trying to trace some information about my Father-In-Law I have most of the relevant information but nothing comes up about him he is a surviving veteran from the Royal Navy WW2 I have the name of his ship his full name but still nothing what am I doing wrong or do I need more Info

    Started by dtw1312‎, 24-09-2014 3:53 PM
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  15. Royal Marine Private-1841

    Hi, I would be grateful for any advice going in my family tree search. Information on Ancestry shows a Thomas Edward Allen born 1826 was in 1841 aged 15 a Private in the Royal Marines at Chatham. I cannot trace this record through various routes. It later shows him on board " Petrel" in 1861 as...

    Started by Laurence Allen‎, 09-09-2014 6:04 PM
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  16. HMS Selena

    I am looking for information on Hms selena submarine active in World war2

    Started by johanne‎, 18-09-2014 3:24 PM
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  17. royal navy

    I am looking for information on a William Telfer who joined the Royal Navy on 17th Dec. 1941. he was on a minesweeper and started at HMS Royal Arthur, Skegness I have used all the search things I can think of but cannot find any information. his registration nomber was CPF 41092. he was born...

    Started by elliottann‎, 19-09-2014 12:36 PM
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  18. Unhappy OBE

    Where can I find details of the reasons for forfeited OBE?

    Started by ray1947‎, 25-08-2014 11:43 AM
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  19. Lieutenant-Commander John Marshall Glaser

    John Marshall Glaser was my father and was killed in a flying accident out of Ford Airfield on 19th May, 1953. I have very basic information on his service history and only 3 photographs. I know that he served on HMS Hermes, HMS Formidable and HMS Fencer during WW2 and HMS Theseus and HMS Eagle...

    Started by theseus‎, 11-09-2014 3:05 PM
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  20. WWI recommended for medal and gratuity

    Hello I am a complete novice at this, I include computers so be patient with me. I am trying to find out about my great uncle who died 27/9/1918. He joined the R.M.L.I in December 1902. He died at the family home leaving 3 medals, which I have been told were for good conduct and nothing special....

    Started by ken bibby‎, 30-08-2014 5:19 PM
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