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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. ww2 navy records

    Would anyone out there know how obtain navy service records for ww2. I'm searching for 4 of my great uncles. Thank you, Ann

    Started by greann‎, 23-03-2010 1:22 AM
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  2. Regarding service and death of RMA ancestor

    Hi, I’m hoping some people here might be able to help me out with a few things I’m stuck on, regarding my great great grandfather’s service – and particularly – death whilst serving in the Royal Marines during the nineteenth century. Firstly I’d just like to say that I’m not very knowledgeable...

    Started by Research_Rachel‎, 22-03-2010 12:33 PM
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  3. Sub-Lieutenant (A)?

    I came across a mention of someone I was looking into in an archive from 1940. I'd previously thought that Sub. Lieut. (A) meant Acting Sub Lieutenant but this clip states: "Act. Sub.-Lt (A) (initials) (name) to be Sub-Lieutenant (A) (date)" (personal details omitted as possibly still alive)....

    Started by N@alie‎, 22-03-2010 12:17 PM
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  4. adm12 indexes national archives

    Hallo Does anyone know what the following would relate to which I have taken from the adm12 indexes. It is to do with my ancestors appointment to the Colossus and Humber. I have his service record so know which Captains he served under. However I am unsure which records to check when I look at...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 14-03-2010 4:15 PM
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  5. Which ship?

    I have two photos of my grandfather's eldest brother during WW1. In one, on his hat, it says HMS Queen. I googled and found a lttle infomation about this ship. On the other photo (don't know whether it was taken before or after the other one) he has something that looks like Manzanin* on his...

    Started by sue2white‎, 10-03-2010 12:38 PM
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  6. Re- Alfred Thomas Taylor

    Hello Everyone. Can someone point in the right direction please, I've got Alfred Thomas Taylor (b) 1873 in Colchester Essex married in Fulham 1897 in 1901 he is living in Hammersmith a Railway Porter by 1911 he is a Musician in the Navy RMLL living in Chatham which I know had a huge Naval base...

    Started by kcapes‎, 06-03-2010 3:20 PM
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  7. Scottish sailor early 1800s - HELP PLEASE!

    Hi. I am trying to find out more about an ancestor who was a sailor from Mochrum Wigtonshire. James Hutchison (various spellings) Born about 1799 was showing as a sailor in 1842 on sons birth cert, but not at home in Mochrum in 1841. Only one of his childrens births shows up on Scotlands...

    Started by neilelliott21‎, 05-03-2010 5:44 AM
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  8. What ship would he be on?

    Hello all, This may sound like a really daft question, but I know very little about navy records so pardon my ignorance. My grandfather George Fletcher is listed as an able seaman on his marriage certificate. He was 23, so it's likely he had been in the navy for a couple of years. I've tried...

    Started by Merflerher‎, 27-02-2010 6:24 PM
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  9. Question Reference "Run" on Naval Record

    I am currently researching an ancestor William James Hamson who enlisted in the Royal Navy on 19th January 1895 as a Stoker 2nd Class. Initially his career seems to have remained on track with generally "good" and "very good" conduct ratings, until according to the 1901 Census he was a patient in...

    Started by ham03kids‎, 20-02-2010 3:19 PM
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  10. Joseph Edward Wyckaert - born 1873

    The 1901 census has Joseph in the Royal Navy Hospital in Alverstoke, Hamoshire and the lady that he married in 1905, was a servant in Portsmouth. 1911 census shows him at Sea - aboard the ship "MINERVA" at the RN Dockyards in Malta. His Military deatils are - as abbreviated - Sto Po Engineer....

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 19-01-2010 3:44 PM
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  11. Thumbs up Tracing Ancestors in Nelson's Navy

    Those researching their Ancestors at this time may find the Podcast currently available through the National Archives web page, Tracing Ancestors in Nelsons Navy of interest. Published on Monday, 8th February 2010. Cheers |cheers|

    Started by SAGEvans‎, 18-02-2010 11:41 AM
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  12. Joseph Phillips H.M.S Fortune Jutland 1916

    Hello all, I am trying to discover if a Joseph Phillips, Stoker 276610 who died on H.M.S. Fortune 1916 at Jutland is the same one as in my family tree. I need some way of proving this. His brother Owen (who died on H.M.S. Bulwark) was easy as his CWGC entry states Husband of Alice, but Josephs...

    Started by paulphillips25‎, 17-02-2010 5:53 AM
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  13. can you recommend ...

    The time has come, I fear, when I just have to consult the official records for the Royal Navy (18th and early 19th centuries) for leads on my ancestors. Can anyone recommend a researcher (preferably one that will leave me with both arms and legs intact) who does research in the Royal Navy...

    Started by DBCoup‎, 26-01-2010 3:21 AM
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  14. Feeding Nelson's Navy

    Above is the title of a very informative, and fascinating book, author Janet Macdonald, which I recently borrowed from our local library in order to learn more about the role of a Purser in those days. It covers basic rations, the role of the Victualling Board, Administration on board, what men,...

    Started by lesleys‎, 10-02-2010 9:37 AM
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  15. HMS Lamerton L88 1941-46

    I have been tracing crew members of this ship since 2002 and have met many and would like to hear from any person who serverd on the ship or any family members whose father or relation may have done so. Tony Martin.|scold|

    Started by tony martin‎, 08-02-2010 5:10 PM
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  16. Old salt from HMS Wanderer and Chesapeake

    While researching my family history I found an old clipping from what appears to be a London newspaper of 1888. The heading was "Death of the Oldest Man in Bethnal Green" and it recounted the life of my great great great grandfather, John McMillan (sometimes referred to as William John) who had...

    Started by jeffbird‎, 07-02-2010 8:14 AM
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  17. John Weston Marine

    John Weston born Bishampton Worcestershire 1826,son of William and Sarah, on the 1861 census I have found him listed as jno Weston and resident in the Royal marines garrison infirmary Woolwich any more info on him would be appreciated.

    Started by madgarry‎, 27-01-2010 1:47 PM
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  18. William Wyness SKINNER - Merchant Marine

    I have a William Wyness Skinner 1886-1956 Inverurie Scotland who was an Engineer in the Merchant Marine. Could someone please explain what the Merchant Marine was and how I may get any records relating to his service? Edited: Also called Mercantile Marine?? Thanks Liesl

    Started by liesl‎, 26-01-2010 11:53 PM
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  19. HMS Lamerton Crew/Photo

    My Grandfather David Glanville Rees from LLannon, South Wales, served upon HMS Lamerton between 1943 - 1945. Where could I find a photograph and possibly a crew list with it within this period? I have one photo from the Maritime Museum but no crew list or date so i cant identify him even if he is...

    Started by John Rees‎, 25-01-2010 5:50 PM
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  20. Captain John Smith in South America

    Hi not sure firstly if this is being posted in the correct place but am wondering if anyone can help me. My mums cousins is in receipt of a telescope that was presented to my Great Great Grandfathers second wife's family although we're not sure how John Smith is related to her, the telescope...

    Started by darcilou‎, 17-01-2010 8:34 AM
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