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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Regimental Numbers - don't rely on them!

    It had to happen sooner or later - trawling through the Scott section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), I've come across 2 different men (1 killed, 1 survived) with the same Regimental Number (21437). I've noticed that some men made it through from 1914 (and earlier) to the end with just one...

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-03-2014 11:22 AM
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  2. Post Sticky Thread Sticky: Pan-European WW1 resource

    Have just come across this fascinating website, which is collecting together resources - documents, photographs, postcards, posters, diaries, film, individual accounts etc - about the 1914-1918 war across Europe: http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en. Contributors range from prestigious academic...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 28-02-2014 9:50 PM
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  3. 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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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: WW1 Unit War Diaries released by TNA

    The National Archives are digitising their collection of WW1 Unit Diaries and are providing access to them on their Discovery Online Catalogue: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/war-diaries-ww1.htm Simply enter a Regiment, battalion, Brigade or Division number into the search field...

    Started by TomBen‎, 17-01-2014 12:07 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations used in medal index cards

    I've just come across TNA's list of abbreviations used in WW1 medal index cards. Perhaps it will be helpful for reading some of those tricky initials?

    Started by Kerrywood‎, 14-05-2010 1:39 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searchable Database - The Gloucestershire Regiment

    The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is a registered charity. Their web site www.glosters.org.uk has a free searchable database of over 40,000 names of soldiers who fought in the 24 Battalions of the Regiment during the First World War. The archives of soldiers where applicable are also listed on...

    Started by Stephen_J‎, 05-01-2008 6:26 PM
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  1. Grandfathers records not showing anywhere?

    Hi Sorry if this is being posted in the wrong area! I have my Grandfathers Transfer to reserves on demobilisation card and Protection certificate and certificate of Identity paper which have his reg no and name etc but when I type in this information into any of the websites that hold records...

    Started by katrinalg‎, 24-02-2014 8:01 PM
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  2. Sgt frank Corbett South Lancashire Regiment

    Sgt frank Corbett Can anyone help me I've just become a full member this is all the information I have and I thought someone might be able to help me I'm trying to find out about a Sgt frank Corbett service number 389023 who was honourably discharged from the South Lancashire Regiment on the 24...

    Started by bearchest‎, 24-02-2014 3:16 PM
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  3. W J Hazlett Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers10331

    Hi. I am trying to find out anything on my husband's grandfather William John Hazlett. He served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Reg No 10331 from abt July 1912. He was born 1896 Co Antrim (Nth Ireland) He suffered two gun shot wounds in both arms - two separate occasions. He was a prisoner...

    Started by jacqui63m‎, 21-02-2014 2:02 PM
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  4. Private J Biggs

    Private J Biggs is recorded on the War Memorial in St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton. He is not listed on the town memorial. There are several Private J Biggs on the CWGC site, those who have relatives mentioned I am not able to find a link. There was only one man called Biggs in Taunton on...

    Started by JenniLl‎, 20-02-2014 7:01 PM
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  5. Information on Harry Butler R war R help plea

    Hi can anyone help me please I am looking for information on my late grandfather, Harry Butler Royal Warwickshire Regiment service number. 265899. Not much is know and I would love to see a photo of him and any information on his family, parent's, etc. Please if there is anyone out there.

    Started by bonney1‎, 19-02-2014 1:45 PM
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  6. Died from Fever

    Hello I am researching Thomas Salter DOB approx 1875/6 who died from fever related to 1914-18 war. That's all I have to go on. He was the younger brother of Dr Alfred Salter, a pacifist and MP in the first half of the 20th century. I want to know his regiment and where he fought and what would the...

    Started by Writersblock‎, 18-02-2014 2:34 PM
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  7. Egyptian Campaign 1914

    Hello to all, My grandfather joined the army on 13 August 1914 at the start of World War 1. He then transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 3 November 1914. He joined the !st Detachment RFC and was sent to Egypt, at the time of the Egyptian Campaign. I have an assortment of photos and...

    Started by FeistyFifer‎, 17-02-2014 10:10 PM
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  8. Burial site

    my ancestor John McGratty died on 30 sept 1917 - he was in the royal engineers. I am trying to find out where he was buried. Any suggestions as to where I should look?

    Started by j mcgratty‎, 14-02-2014 6:37 PM
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  9. Half German serving with Royal Irish Rifles

    I am intrigued by a family member, Charles Joseph Sixt, who was half-German (on his father's side) but who served in the Royal Irish Rifles 15th Battalion and died in 1917. His father had been in the UK since about 1877 but was interned on the Isle of Man as an enemy alien and later, in WW2, his...

    Started by elizabethjones‎, 26-01-2014 2:28 PM
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  10. grandad's war record ww1

    At rather a late stage in my life, I am finally able to visit Ypres and honour the soldiers at the Menin Gate. Before I go, I am trying to find out some details of my Grandad's service. He didn't talk much about his war when I was growing up, but some facts I do know and would very much appreciate...

    Started by alnjackbeer‎, 14-02-2014 1:52 PM
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  11. Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum seek WW1 photos

    We at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum in Caernarfon are starting the mammoth task of looking for photos of individual soldiers from the RWF who were killed in the Great War. We are trying to put each manís name on display on a screen on the centenary of his death and would dearly love to be able...

    Started by shirlgwil‎, 06-02-2014 4:51 PM
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  12. 458 & 459 RFA howitzer Battery, 118th Bde, 1st. Canadian Div

    Dear Members, I would love to find others who have been researching the 458 & 459 battery who were with the 1st. Canadian division until 1916. The 458/459 batteries arrived France 11/3/1915. The 459th battery became D/59th Brigade 15/7/1916.......4 gun howitzer battery.

    Started by Steve Albin‎, 08-08-2008 7:20 AM
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  13. Shellshock 1st world war

    Please could someone on the site help me find what happened to a soldier in the 1st world war who suffered shellshock whilst fighting on the front line,would he have been treated in the field or sent to a specialised hospital for treatment.My g/uncle suffered this fate and I would like to find out...

    Started by kennym‎, 04-02-2014 2:55 PM
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  14. A. McLeod RA

    Hi my name is Michael from Australia.I've recently received my grandfathers medals from my mum.he served at gallipoli and then the western front. Then it becomes interesting, along with the medals from grandad was a service medal from ww1. The medal has the orange central stripe with the white...

    Started by gsx1100s‎, 14-10-2013 9:10 AM
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  15. Question Puzzled by Battallion Number.

    Hi, I wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction. My Great Uncle Walter John Finnigan 1605 DLI 26th Btn died on 3rd March 1916 "at home". He is buried in a Commonwealth war grave. However, this Btn did not seem to be formed until 1917. I have no idea if my GU saw any active service,...

    Started by doobeedoo‎, 20-01-2014 11:13 PM
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  16. S.W.B

    Hi there I have recently found a Silver War Badge in the dirt on my 320 acre property here in Queensland Australia. I would love to know who the badge was issued to. The number on the back is A 54235. Am also wondering what the 'A' prefix means. Any information at all would be handy for my...

    Started by asherall‎, 07-01-2014 8:07 AM
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  17. Smile 59 squadron RFC

    If there are any relatives of any of these men from 59 Squadron RFC (Feb-June 1918) who have stories or photos they could share, please drop me a line. Pilots Lt Col Mitchell Capts Locke, Leake,Scott,Oliver,Powell,Green. Major Mackay. Lts Wells, Stanley,...

    Started by andallen‎, 27-11-2007 4:57 PM
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  18. West Yorkshire Regiment WW1

    Just joined today - this my first thread Are any lists available listing Army privates who served in the West Yorkshire Reg during WW1. I was thinking of Regimental books or Diary entries. Any help available, appreciated. Goolie.

    Started by annie123‎, 26-01-2014 2:24 PM
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  19. Welsh Regiment

    Hi,all. My Great Uncle George Jones served in the Welsh Regiment in WW1 but I don't know his number and cannot find him anywhere. He was born in 1892 and died in 1983. During his service he was a lieutenant and then a Captain. He first served abroad "France and Salonika" 30/1/1917 and survived to...

    Started by jones31‎, 06-01-2014 5:29 PM
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  20. Recruited in Ireland c1916 - which regiment?

    My grandfather died in 1960 and was a particularly quiet man. We are trying to trace his military records and wondered if anyone on here could help. Here's what we think we know. Name: John Crowe Born: County Tipperary, 1900 or 1901 (He may have lied about his age). He then lived in Limerick...

    Started by armo85‎, 15-01-2014 10:36 PM
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