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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. George Henry SERLE

    Hello, I'm looking for help with George Henry SERLE b 1872 I'm guessing that he was Royal Navy as he died in the Naval hospital Greenwich, London in 1918. He is listed as an acting writer. Forgive my ignorance but what do they do? There is no service number listed. Would be interested in his...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 03-05-2010 5:50 PM
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    10-03-2011, 9:22 AM Go to last post
  2. George Henry SERLE

    Very much a "long shot" but you never know. I am looking for any photos of my Grandfather George Henry SERLE b 22nd Oct 1872 Devonport d 8th Oct 1918 Greenwich Naval Hospital. I have a copy of the only info that TNA seem to have on him which is him posted to HMS THETIS "on relief" then on HMS...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 09-03-2011 5:05 PM
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  3. Lost at sea, 1917 or 1918, Alexander Bell

    I am looking for information regarding a British ship lost at sea ca 1918. The family story is that my grandmother, Agnes Mary Bell, immigrated to the United States after both parents died in 1918. Her father, Alexander Bell and a brother were killed when their ship went down at sea. His wife,...

    Started by tallbob‎, 07-02-2011 3:32 AM
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    10-02-2011, 5:08 AM Go to last post
  4. Royal Marines 1833

    Anyone know anything about this period of Royal Marine History, have tried to contact the Royal Marines Historical Society, but no response, I have a G G G Grandfather listed in RM in 1833, any ideas if I can get his record, not that I will be able to understand it if I do get it. Any ideas.

    Started by Lone Pine‎, 31-01-2011 2:56 PM
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  5. Carew Descendent

    I am descended from a Carew line that settled in Newfoundland in the mid 1700s and later emigrated to the US in 1890. I am trying to connect the original Newfoundland Carew to Devon. We have a volume of the Gentlemen's Magazine of 1743 that has the following inscribed on the back flyleaf: "Jack...

    Started by mcboyle‎, 12-03-2010 2:48 AM
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  6. Navy Flagship at Rothsea

    Hi all just wondering if anyone can help, an ancestor of mine appeard to join the Durham Light Infantry 8th Batt in 1915 (Territorial Army) In his service record I then found a letter stating he had fraudulently joined the Royal Navy, although it does not give a date of joining it states he is...

    Started by paul1801‎, 10-01-2011 2:43 PM
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  7. Oscar Gerald Foxworthy

    My Oscar Foxworthy was born in Paignton, Devon abt 1884/5. He appears to be a one off as I cant find another with the same name. In the 1901 Census he is listed as a boy at Devonport Dockyard. I haven't access to the 1911 census so don't know if he is listed or what he was up to. By 1914 he is a...

    Started by Devonmade‎, 14-01-2011 12:09 PM
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  8. Lightbulb R/N service record

    Hi trying to confirm a r/naval service record for my g/father it shows he joined in 1878 left in1899 with a pension joined again 1n 1914 till 1919 (must have loved the sea) hovever his death cert reads pensioned r n seaman 14184 which in TNA refures to a completly different guy a one john...

    Started by paul346‎, 11-01-2011 2:03 PM
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  9. Tracing early naval life of Grand-Uncle

    My grand-uncle - Errnest Golley - was born in Redruth, Cornwall on October 4, 1893. He died in 1984. In the years after he retired from the R.N, I was blessed with vacations in Cornwall, and he regaled me with his exploits from W.W.2 What I am attempting to do is trace his early naval life -...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 11-01-2011 10:10 PM
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  10. John Perret - Royal Navy 1859 - ??

    Hi there. I discovered that according to the 1871 UK my great-great-grandfather John Perret was in the Royal Navy. According to his service record, he enlisted on HMS Atholl on 1 Jan 1859; his birthday is 27 Dec 1842 (Glasgow, Scotland); his service number is 39246. This is the only service...

    Started by vjsmith‎, 04-01-2011 2:11 AM
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  11. Looking for info Re Charles Edward White.

    Charles Died August 17 1895 age 23 in Royal Navy Hospital Malta. Any information would be appreciated. I beleive he may have been buried in Capuccini Naval Cemetary ( name may be in complete) Thank you Judy

    Started by Dangerfield‎, 30-11-2010 9:29 PM
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  12. Ref HMS Neptune and other past Naval location

    I have recently been provided with my late dads Naval records. He began his career in 1957 at Collingwood and left the Navy in 1964. His records state that he served in the following places but I dont know if they are vessles or land bases. Can anyone please explain these locations: 1955...

    Started by patrick barnes‎, 18-11-2010 5:39 PM
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  13. Marines, Trafalgar, Temeraire ?

    I have a suspicion, nothing more that one of my forebears was a Marine (not an officer) at the battle of Trafalgar , aboard the Temeraire....It was either him or a namesake... In order to find out I have to know his Military Division and Company. Does anybody know which company of Marines...

    Started by Desperate Dan‎, 13-11-2010 4:44 PM
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  14. Dr James ELLIS

    Dr James Ellis was a surgeon in the Royal Navy. He had 5 trips to Australia as Surgeon Superintendent on Convict ships including 'Diana' and 'Westmoreland'. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons any rate in 1813. He married Elizabeth Fuzzey at Bromley by licence c 1822. Children of...

    Started by MyMissyJ‎, 25-02-2008 2:16 PM
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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