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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for WW2 (or later) records?

    See the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted , click HERE.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 26-04-2014 4:09 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: Exclusive collection of Italian POW Records

    Italian Prisoner of War Camp records now exclusively available to search online at Forces War Records. Forces War Records, military genealogy specialists, have exclusively released the World War II Italian Prisoner of War Camp nominal rolls for you to search online. For anybody researching a...

    Started by TomBen‎, 16-12-2013 4:04 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Commonwealth Roll of Honour Project

    Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project Hi All, In view of the cost of a photograph from the private websites such as the Maple Leaf Legacy and the BWMP i have decided to start a new Project, the aims of the project are set out below. I am already working with The Veterans Affairs...

    Started by sniper617‎, 20-09-2010 8:32 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations used in ADM 171 (Medal Rolls)

    This information was originally in a post by forum member Billgardner. It has been turned into a sticky as it seems very useful. This might help you work out what some of the notations on the medal cards mean. iv) Abbreviations found in ADM 171 Interpretation of the abbreviations used in...

    Started by Procat‎, 19-03-2009 9:48 AM
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  1. Summerdown Convalescent Camp Eastbourne

    Does anyone have a soldier who was at this camp during WW1?

    Started by markav‎, 20-07-2014 2:10 PM
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    I am looking for a grave and possible memorial for William Jenkins. I have found his army records. He served in The East Surrey Regiment (13th Service Batt). William died of his wounds 12 Apr 1918 in France. His Regimental number was 13734. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction? With...

    Started by Elma‎, 18-07-2014 2:00 PM
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  3. Question re British 52nd Regiment of the Foot

    I am researching a Richard Kew, who is reported to be the brother of my 3rd great grandfather, William Kew. In 1932, Richard received a Canadian land grant for British veterans of 100 acres. The documentation for that land grant identifies him as a commuted pensioner from the 52nd regiment. ...

    Started by Mark J‎, 17-07-2014 5:44 PM
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  4. Robert A Watson, Army Service Help.

    Hi all, If this is the wrong area to post this query, my apologies. I am trying to find online service records for Robert Alfred (known as Alfred) WATSON born 1895 Heaton, Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, son of Joseph WATSON (1860-1899) and Elizabeth HUGHES (1859-1938). I realise that not...

    Started by rangerc‎, 19-07-2011 2:06 PM
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  5. National Service

    Does anyone know much about national service records in the Uk? What Im wondering is firstly is there any significance to lettering? Do the first three letters of the number refer to a certain place ie where signed up or a certain time? And as far as ppl know, would a medical have been where you...

    Started by Empirestate‎, 11-07-2014 2:14 PM
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  6. Mercantile Marine Medal - tracing receipient

    Hi, help needed please...... A recent check of my Grandfather's (GF) BEF (Irish Guards) WW1 ribbons (Pip, Wilfred & Squeak) which are held by a distant relative and have always been held in a loose and non-made up state, it was noted that on the separate ribbons bar that there was a ribbon for...

    Started by AJBrown‎, 09-07-2014 8:05 PM
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  7. Military birth Malta - need to find Parents

    Hello - I am using this Forum because I have exhausted my searching e.g. looking in the wrong places maybe. I have found John Patrick Henry on the 1911 Census. He was married in 1909 to Mary Alice James, a Widow. Daughter of one Elias James - Builder. John Patrick D. Henry was born in 1886....

    Started by lucygrasshopper‎, 06-06-2013 9:49 AM
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  8. Disappointed with this site

    I'm researching my family tree and I paid my subscription to this site in the hope that I would be able to find out detailed information about several relatives' service histories in WW1 and WW2, where they served, dates etc. I know my Gt.Grandad was gassed in WW1 but where? My uncle was involved...

    Started by Meadowmead‎, 09-07-2014 9:12 AM
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  9. Help reading a New Zealand Army record

    Hello, I am looking for someone to help me decipher my grandfathers army record. He joined the New Zealand Engineers in 1940 and was discharged in 1945, i can work out some the information shown in where he was sent but I'm looking for some help to really understand it. We know he served in...

    Started by NzGilly‎, 05-07-2014 7:38 PM
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  10. researching family history

    I am trying to find additional information about my grandfather. I have his medal card: Miseritzsky, Boris Lancashire Fusilliers PTE 53863 file # 110/M/946 Deserted 9/4/18 I was hoping to find more information as I can go no further in my family tree. Would there be more of an enrolment...

    Started by ruthebennett‎, 02-07-2014 8:54 PM
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  11. Still British? Serving for South Africa?

    I have found the death of an ancestor who was killed in 1942 he was an air sergeant in the South African Air Force, but it also says he was British. I know he was born in 1913 in South Africa. His father was also born in South Africa, however HIS father was born to English parents, & lived in...

    Started by ChilliJo‎, 01-07-2014 5:58 PM
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  12. Red face Trying to find out about my Great Grandad

    Hi Everyone I was hoping someone could help me, I am trying to trace any information about my Great Grandad William Fredrick Magee, who served in the irish guards during the first world war. So far my as I know he was wounded in action on sept 1916 and recieved 3 medals for his service. I am...

    Started by MrsGriffy‎, 24-06-2014 3:20 PM
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  13. POW Lists Italy

    I scrutinised WO 392/21

    Started by Brian S‎, 21-01-2014 7:22 PM
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  14. Meet the Real Captain Blackadder and his men.

    Military historians at Forces War records have tracked down the First World War soldiers who shared their names with the characters from the classic television comedy 'Blackadder Goes Forth'. It's a coincidence.........not a cunning plan.:rolleyes5: The full discovery can be read from our...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 26-06-2014 1:03 PM
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  15. Gunner Wheldon

    Trying to find my Great Grandfather all I have is Gunner A Wheldon and I think his number 176994, but no joy on website. He was based in County Down, any help/ideas please?

    Started by Pej-pop‎, 26-05-2014 12:56 PM
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  16. Arp Wardens are they considered Military

    Hi , My grandfather Frederick Sidney Baker Born 18/2/1892 in Wisbech was a ARP warden during WW11 I believe in the London Area, Where would I find his records. Any help in this search would be greatly appreciated. Regards Chris Baker c.p.bakerATliveDOTcom

    Started by fargo46‎, 24-06-2014 11:56 PM
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  17. Help to find my grandfathers war record

    Is there any way I will be able to find my Grandfathers war record, medals received etc from WW11 with only his name and date of birth? I don't have any other information apart from the address he was living at prior to this. My father is not in the best health and keeps asking if I can get copies...

    Started by sonia1792‎, 22-06-2014 12:40 AM
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  18. Where is N.W.E.

    Where is N.W.E. My father was sent overseas to N.W.E. 4 days before D Day so I don't think it is France. I guess it stands for North West Europe but did they use general terms like that?

    Started by vmorley‎, 17-06-2014 10:26 PM
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  19. National Service - or not - where to start?

    iI'm a newbie so please be kind! We are trying to trace records for my partner's father who was age-wise eligible for National Service (born in 1932) but we don't know if he did do it. My partner's father died when he was 9 and the relationships within the family were not close. His mother died...

    Started by aislanicholls‎, 17-06-2014 9:07 PM
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    17-06-2014, 11:32 PM Go to last post
  20. Post National Service Malta

    Looking for history on my dads time in National service Malta, about 1950's to 1960's Part of his life we dont know much about with him dying young 1979, now thinking be interesting to see if any information out there as I now live in Australia.

    Started by 1961Yates‎, 16-06-2014 11:05 AM
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