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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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. U-Boat sinkings Atlantic September 1914

    My father-in law returned to Canada on the Donaldson Line's Letitia, sailing from Glasgow 19 Sept 1914, arriving Montreal 27 Sept 1914. He was at the time 11 years old. He recalled that the Letitia stopped to pick up survivors of a U-boat sinking. I am seeking any information on such an event.

    Started by Isambard‎, 28-12-2009 4:49 PM
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  2. Stack Rock Fort

    In the 1881 Census I have found a distant relation John RUFF at or should that be on Stack Rock Fort, Herbrandston, Pembrokeshire RG number:RG11 Piece:5416 Folio:12 Page:17 (TNA Crown Copyright) RUFF, John Single M 41 Sergeant R.A. Heapsey, (Hopesay) Shropshire MIRETON, George...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 23-12-2009 7:37 PM
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  3. why oh why

    Daft question I expect but here goes anyway Can anyone explain to me why they always say the Theatre of War....|banghead|

    Started by SBSFamilyhistory‎, 17-12-2009 8:56 AM
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  4. Uniform I.D please ?

    Hello All, I hope this works as I have not upload photos on this site before, Well hear it goes Can you help me I.D this Uniform Please ? Many thanks, Lee.

    Started by lee greagsbey‎, 22-11-2009 10:38 PM
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  5. W.W.1 - Munitions Worker

    At the time of my dad's birth, February 1, 1919, his mother was unmarried. As a result, and because of family pressure, she never divulged the name of the father and so nothing is indicated about 'him' on the birth certificate. When the birth was registered later in the month of February, she...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 27-11-2009 2:08 PM
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  6. Question Reason for Discharge

    I have the attestation papers of a relative who was in the London Regiment 10th Reserve Battalion for only 45 days. He was discharged in consequence of Para 156(ii). Could anyone tell me what that means? I tried google, but could not find an answer.

    Started by Beebee‎, 24-11-2009 2:31 PM
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  7. Medals.... Army or Boxing???

    Hi, Can anyone help identify the medals in my great, great Uncle's photo please? I hope this link works! Thomas Abbott was born in 1853 in Marylebone, London. He is missing during the 1881 Census... I wondered if he had joined the army. One of the cups are engraved County Kildare...

    Started by AquaJanice‎, 22-11-2009 11:22 PM
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  8. aerial photographs

    Hi todays daily mail online has some brilliant photo's taken by pilots in the last war, including colditz where inmates can be seen (just dots to my eye's but there) and River Kwai, plus many other locations. Interesting if you like that sort of history, would be nice photo if your relatives...

    Started by brianb‎, 23-11-2009 1:35 PM
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  9. Unknown uniform

    Hi, I'm new to this group but hope someone can help me. I have been doing genealogy for more than 20 years but have been really stuck with one ancestor, my great grandfather, Charles Augustus Mathews. Family legend states he was in the Crimean War (but under an assumed name) and supposedly won...

    Started by rab3uk‎, 15-11-2009 7:13 PM
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  10. What does this mean?

    Amongst a collection of old family photographs held by a cousin is a card with the following inscription:- "This arung (*) was presented to me by natives of Bali(ht#) at surrender as token of good will" * "carving" inserted in what looks like a different hand # "ht" deleted It is written...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 19-11-2009 8:27 AM
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  11. Military searches in Ontario, Canada

    If anyone is doing research on ancestors who came to Canada and served in the military whether it be the Fenian Raids, United Empire Loyalists, World War I and/or World War II this site dufferin.ontarioobits.com has a wealth of information. It mainly covers Dufferin County but there is a lot of...

    Started by Lynda Marie‎, 18-11-2009 1:47 PM
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  12. Talking William Benjamin Alderton

    My Uncle William Benjamin Alderton was in Dunkirk. He was born in 1908. Family members say that my uncle was in the REME and I don't know what that is. He also was absent without leave at some point. Apparently my uncle was a bit of a rouge. Rumor has it that he sold his medal and then someone...

    Started by jthorup‎, 14-11-2009 12:21 AM
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  13. Military In Scotland.

    I am trying to find any information at all on 1. Thomas Dybs, soldier in Col. James Longs Regt. of Foot C 1743. Whether information on where he enlisted and disbanded would be available. 2. John Dibbs soldier in the 71st Regiment of foot which disbanded in Perth Scotland in 1783. I have a...

    Started by Joanne Howard‎, 16-11-2009 3:12 PM
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  14. Imperial Army and Navy Veterans Medal

    I am seeking information about the Imperial Army and Navy Veterans Commemorative Medal: in particular, to whom, when and why it was awarded. My GGF was photographed wearing the medal circa 1906. He was in the Corps of an Armourer Sergeants (1860-84) and later enlisted in the Canadian Active...

    Started by jmduke‎, 15-11-2009 5:07 PM
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  15. William Alderton Military Records

    I have my Grandfather's attestation paper which reads: Canadian over-seas expeditionary force 9880 Sept 22nd 1914. William Alderton.Born 1881 I heard from a family member that he was a POW but cannot find out any info. As I live in California I am finding it a little difficult to find where to go....

    Started by jthorup‎, 13-11-2009 2:30 PM
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  16. Waterloo

    I have discovered my G/G/G/father was a Trumpet/Major with the 16th Light Dragoons at the Battle of Waterloo, where can i find out more information about the 16th L/Dragoons, & his Musical back-ground, is there any body out there that is knowledgable with the WATERLOO Battle Thanks Redbert

    Started by redbert‎, 11-01-2008 10:13 PM
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  17. Army Indices (Overseas) What to Tell GRO?

    Completely new to me, this aspect. I've ordered hundreds of normal, home bred BMD Certs from GRO. Here their template's throwing me though. I have it open, in another slot. I can put his name in. I can tell them where he was born. But, at the bottom, it just says 'GRO Reference' ? ...

    Started by Ditch‎, 10-11-2009 11:05 PM
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  18. who were the 1st royals....

    I have a birth certificate, and the father was a corporal 1st Royals (june 1860) (Portsmouth Hampshire) How do I find the history of this regiment...or even what it was... the web sites are very confusing. What was the 1st royals????, if i know what it is maybe I can google on!! Does...

    Started by marymog‎, 15-06-2006 11:12 AM
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  19. help to get military info.

    Hi all, This is a bit vague. My ancestors are from Market Drayton and I have traced a line forward and in the 1851 Census I have found James Matthews born Market Drayton, Shropshire abt 1830 , as being a private in Chatham Barracks, Chatham Kent aged 21. That is all I have to go on. I have...

    Started by Dudley1‎, 01-11-2009 11:28 PM
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  20. Where to find information?

    My gt grandfather George Stedman was born 29/6/1863 in Worth Sussex. In 1881 he was a servant to James Field in Cuckfield. RG11/1062/99/5. In 1898 he married my gt grandmother Florence Pearson in Hastings. They are found in 1901 RG13/783/72/35 Somewhere between these times he was in the...

    Started by sue2white‎, 02-11-2009 10:06 PM
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