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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. WW1 Royal Navy - Ship Log Book Project

    I have no idea if this will be of interest - but if you have an ancestor who served in the Royal Navy around the time of WW1, then it may well be. They are after volunteers to transcribe ship log books. The primary purpose is to collect weather data for a scientific study. However, they also...

    Started by olliecat‎, 14-10-2010 5:24 PM
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  2. Ships of the three tars?

    Can anyone recognise and have any information on the ships of the three sailors in the picture? The three are, William, John Thomas and David Davies, and are brothers of my Grandad Owen. The picture was taken in 1915. I think I can read HMS Victory on John Thomas' hat, but my eyesight isn't...

    Started by obdavies‎, 30-09-2010 11:00 PM
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  3. World War 1 death - Submarine

    I have a Thomas Walter Tanswell who according to family oral history was killed in a submarine in World War 1. Does anyone know how I can find some information on this please? Mary

    Started by Mary C‎, 25-09-2010 6:38 AM
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  4. JOHN ERASTUS PERKINS

    John Erastus Perkins born 1851. RM RN 1842-1874 This is the first time I have used this site and imediately found the time served with the Royal Marines and the fact he was in the light Infantry. Anyone out there have any idea to get more information on his service please?

    Started by kenwebber‎, 22-09-2010 10:41 AM
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  5. Smile HMS Essex - Battle of Quiberon Bay 1759

    Hi Folks I am trying to find out a little more about John Duncan who was the Master on board HMS Essex at the time of the Battle of Quiberon Bay. All I know so far is that the Commander of HMS Essex was Lucius O'Brien HMS Essex was wrecked on the Four Shoal in 1759, eighty years after she...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 16-06-2010 9:10 AM
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  6. Any help appreciated

    I have traced many of my ancestor,s Naval and Marine service with great success but have come across a weird problem with my Fathers Naval career. My Father was one of 5 children who was sent to Greenwich Naval school in 1923 when his father died. My Father was 8/9 years old at the time and...

    Started by frank2910‎, 10-09-2010 11:56 AM
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  7. Naval history

    I've been asked by my family to try and find out more about my dads naval history. All I know is that he was in the Royal Navy but he never talked about it. I know the name of one of the ships he was on "HMS Warwick" and that he was dicharged from the navy on medical grounds. I also have his navy...

    Started by Jackie66‎, 05-09-2010 8:18 PM
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  8. Help with father and son in the military

    My ancestor, Joshua Ross Kelly (Kelley), was born during 1867 in Yorkshire and died during 1920 in Barking, Essex. In a diary kept by Alice, his eventual wife, she wrote that he was home on furlough on 8 October 1889 and returned 7 November 1889 (30 days). They were living together in the district...

    Started by Ed Bradford‎, 01-09-2010 5:19 PM
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  9. Question World War 1 Royal Navy Medals

    Hi to all Does anyone know what medals a Warrant Officer (Schoolmaster class) who served from 1916 to 1919 in the Royal Navy would be entitled to for his service. I have downloaded his service record from TNA but it does not note any medals for service or any particular 'war action' that he took...

    Started by blue wren‎, 23-08-2010 9:04 AM
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  10. James Wood sailor 1881

    Hi I am trying to locate naval records for James WOOD. Married to Isabella BURKE in 1877 in Berwick Upon Tweed. Daughter born 1880 Gertrude Isabella WOOD in Chartham Kent. He was at sea in 1881 census, only 2 men of this name were married. 1. b.1845 Pancrass Week DEV 2. b.1851 Blackburn...

    Started by neilelliott21‎, 06-08-2010 7:44 AM
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  11. George Lewry; 1842 pte, Royal Marine.

    George LEWRY, b. @1822, with alternative spelling of LEUREY(on marrige cert.). Married 1842, in Portsmouth. Certificate gives occupation as Private, Royal Marines. Married Jane COREY, b @ 1822, Marhamchurch, Cornwall. No 1841 Census, for either. 1851, places Jane+2 children, in Plymouth....

    Started by soundranger‎, 05-08-2010 7:04 PM
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  12. Lt Benjamin Beaufoy RN - d. 1807

    Looking for any info (or advice on how to find it!) on Benjamin Beaufoy (my 4 x gt gf), a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in the late 1790s/early 1800s. He died whilst serving in the Sea Fencibles signal station at "Felix Town" (Felixstowe) on 6 Dec 1807. He was married to Ann ? and they had one...

    Started by PandFF‎, 03-09-2009 1:56 PM
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  13. Henry Till and naval pensions

    Need advice on where to search for an accident etc which would result in a lifetime naval pension for Henry Till, born 1838, Havant. In the 1871 census he is on board the Excellent in Portsmouth listed as Capt Q Deck Man (Doctor). By the way, am I correct in thinking that should be Captain of the...

    Started by girrawheen‎, 18-07-2010 4:53 AM
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  14. Walter Cowan Navy List 1915

    Please could someone who has access to The Navy List for 1915 tell me the date on which Walter Henry Cowan was appointed as captain of HMS Princess Royal? Many thanks for your help. David

    Started by David Seymour‎, 13-07-2010 11:34 AM
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  15. Royal Navy Sailors not listed in 1861 Census

    Dear All, Does anybody know how to find men in the Royal Navy in 1861 if their ship was not in an English port?? Were they simply excluded from the census? It appears that ships in dock were included in the census. Steve

    Started by LostSouls‎, 04-07-2010 7:00 PM
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  16. Need advice on Royal Marine Corps records

    Am looking for advice. My ancestor, Patrick Savage, was said to have retired from the Royal Marine Corps in 1814, along with 35 other First Lieutenants on half-pay. He was given land in Nova Scotia. I would like to find his service records, place of birth, etc. Where should I look? I briefly...

    Started by mkathe‎, 20-06-2010 1:14 AM
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  17. Ratings - sub ratings? Wha do they mean!?

    Hi everyone I am looking at the service record of a navy rating. I has their rating, Boy 2nd class, Boy 1st class, Ordinary Seaman and Able seaman and next to these there are sub-ratings. So for B2c it's I think T U and then SG1c and then mmmm SLS 1cl and then SG. Can anyone provide an...

    Started by Ipod1608‎, 24-06-2010 10:47 AM
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  18. Hms Caman ? 1941

    Hi, I have my Great Uncle's service records and have been able to trace all his postings except this one: Ships in which serving: from HMS Paris 9th Aug 1941 To HMS Caman 9th Aug 1941 HMS Paris was a UK Depot base of the Royal Navy Patrol Service but for the life of me I can't find any...

    Started by apowell‎, 19-06-2010 10:39 AM
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  19. RN enlistment records?

    I'm researching someone who joined the Royal Navy 9 April 1827, according to a list I found (House of Commons Papers 1843) Are there any records in existence that might reveal more about his origins? I know the date he was promoted to lieutenant, and then to commander (Coast Guard). What was the...

    Started by yelkcub‎, 17-06-2010 9:49 PM
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  20. Richard HARPER, RN of HMS Chichester

    Greetings all Richard HARPER was one of my maternal rellies, born 1776, Portsmouth. In 1799 he married Sophia LILLYWHITE in Portsea. On his marriage bond his occupation is "Mariner belonging to HMS Chichester" A record in the National Archives confirms that Richard was serving aboard the...

    Started by Frank52‎, 15-02-2010 10:38 AM
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