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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. Post Royal Naval Ratings

    Could anyone tell me what the following naval ratings mean: B2C B1C Ord AB The record is dated from 13 July 1885 to 21 March 1894 I know he got out by "shore by purchase" which I understand to mean that he bought his way out of the Navy, however, on top of the record under the heading...

    Started by 2017‎, 14-01-2010 8:49 PM
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  4. Missing next of kin

    where I would be able to find enlistment papers for young man (born 1917)who joined the service in or about 1935. On the death of his mother and remarriage of his father (1919) he was left in the care of Auntie Nellie? never to see his father again. My only hope is that the missing Auntie is...

    Started by nannyval‎, 13-01-2010 9:01 PM
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  5. HMS Pembroke (Stanley Edward Broome) Help!

    Hi,I have an photo of my Grandfather (Stanley Edward Broome bn 1907 in Canning Town) he is in uniform with HMS Pembroke emblazed on his hat,has any one got any information or leads as to actions, service records,history etc? He died in 1950 so we have no information on him other than this photo. ...

    Started by broomey‎, 04-01-2010 1:07 PM
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  6. Question Where is "The Green Gosport" AND

    please, I am looking for the middle initial of William Hawkins who married in Gosport, Southampton in 1859 and was a Corporal in the Royal Marines. His father was Robert Hawkins, a farmer. Thank you to anyone who can help me. Shannon

    Started by Shannon‎, 24-11-2009 6:58 PM
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  7. 19th Century Naval Careers of the Clow's

    Looking for information surrounding the naval careers of a father and son, along the lines of ADM196/11 dated 1832. David Clow born circa 1780’s married Ann Clapham 15 Dec 1800 at St Nicholas Gt Yarmouth Norfolk. A son of David and Ann was David Fernihaugh Clow baptized at St Andrews Holborn...

    Started by Orielbenfro‎, 19-11-2009 2:13 PM
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  8. William A. G Giles 1883 -1918

    I am trying to find out more about my grandfather's naval history. I have his death certificate which shows details taken from the Naval War Records of Deaths 1914 - 1921. It states his rating as Act. E.R.A.M. (I think he was an articifer/engineer) and he died on board HMS Bittern 4.4.1918. ...

    Started by Liz in France‎, 17-11-2009 3:35 PM
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  9. Capt/Gen Alexander Anderson

    From the U.S. : Capt. Alexander Anderson, Royal Marine, d.1814 on Lake Champlain and buried in the U.S. I've found his will @ natn'l archives: filed @ Chatham by his executor, David Ballingall. Shows he was widowed with a son, Alexander. I'm looking for information on Capt. Anderson, his...

    Started by yodakitty‎, 14-11-2009 5:50 PM
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  10. Navy Records from National Archives

    Hello My query is about Frank Eric Norris born 1903 Finchley Middlesex. I down loaded my grandfathers service history, which is proving a challenge to read. He was a clerk aged 18yrs when he joined up and stayed for 7yrs, it would seem he was discharged, the remarks seem very repetive,...

    Started by Aussie Shep‎, 13-11-2009 7:17 AM
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  11. A lost Mariner -George Deptford

    George Deptford signed on for a 10 year engagement in 1859.In the 1861 Census he was on board HMS Edgar in Briitsh waters.I then lose all track until May 1869 when he arrives in Sydney as a crew member on board the Scanfell,a merchantman ex Liverpool.Family rumour holds that he ' ran'.As only his...

    Started by ddqpm‎, 13-11-2009 11:22 PM
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  12. Royal Naval Colleges

    Hi, Not sure if this is the right place to post this or not......... Would anyone know how to go about finding information on an individual who may have attended One. Ann

    Started by greann‎, 13-11-2009 2:14 AM
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  13. David Gerard Thompson

    Thats right................... I'm still looking for information on David Gerard Thompson|banghead| I have been told that he was a "Sparks operator" and was in India at some point and came down with Malaria(not sure how to spell that|oopsredfa)Apparently the ship left him there in hospital. Not...

    Started by greann‎, 13-11-2009 2:24 AM
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  14. Royal Navy Epaulette Mystery??

    My Grandfather Charles BOWN served in the RN during WW2 serving throughout The Med. at various shore bases incl. HMS NILE. His records show that for a period he was 'Special Services' I have a photo of him wearing a battledress jkt. The epaulettes on this jacket shows 2 bars!! His rank at this...

    Started by DAVID LYON‎, 11-11-2009 11:27 PM
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  15. ALLAKEEFICK FOUR - Tripoli 1943

    I have a photo of my grandfather Charles BOWN (Stoker 1st class) with 3 other men;- Written on the back is; 1943 Tripoli J. MALONE - Stoker 1st class - Navy uniform D. FAIRFIELD - Leading stoker - Navy uniform S. GRAY - Sgt - Army uniform Also written there is....

    Started by DAVID LYON‎, 19-12-2008 10:53 PM
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  16. What regiment

    Hello I am looking for my great uncle, John Richards DOB 1898. Recently I was going through my parents belongings and found a medal with the name John Richards and his serial number 109615. I looked him up on CWG and found that he had died 4 September 1917 at Chattham Barracks. He was a...

    Started by richardstree‎, 05-11-2009 3:26 AM
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  17. Royal Marine Service

    Please can anyone help with another Marine query i have - My GtGt Grandfather Thomas Middleton, Born in Martock, Somerset in c.1834, Joined the Royal Marines. On the 1851 census he is an Ag labourer 17yrs so i am guessing he joined up 1852-53? (18yrs) pre RMLI & RMA. Next he shows up in 1861 in...

    Started by Adrian mori‎, 01-11-2009 5:13 PM
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  18. Unhappy Royal Marine Uniform??

    Please can anyone help me with a long running question - i have recently found my Gt Grandfathers Marine records after looking in the RMA records, after some "dodgy" info from my Nan i found him as RMLI. He was a career marine leaving after his time in 1906 he then joined the RNVR and was sent to...

    Started by Adrian mori‎, 30-10-2009 10:40 PM
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  19. Ambrose Keddell - dockyard officer where 1812

    I'm hoping that someone who has searched Royal Dockyard yard books, or other likely ADM documents, can remember seeing the name Ambrose Keddell as an officer in a naval establishment between 1812-1818. He was Clerk of the Cheque and Storekeeper at Milford 1810-1812 and Clerk of the Survey at...

    Started by Hanrahan‎, 28-10-2009 6:53 AM
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  20. Smile Trafalgar Day, 21st October 1805

    As it is Trafalgar Day today I was wondering if there are any Ancestral questions to be looked into? |cheers|

    Started by Stephen Evans‎, 21-10-2009 9:37 AM
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