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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. Died on Active Service ?

    Sergeant Thomas Litchfield 51st Regiment was the first husband of my Great Grand Mother. I tried to obtain his service record from the TNA quoting WO25/82, the reply I received stated ' unable to locate within specified document '. December 1858 my GGM gave birth to a daughter at South Barracks...

    Started by Joe90‎, 25-02-2008 5:02 PM
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  2. The Wing Boys. Concert Party

    Hi I am researching my great Uncle, Frederick Burrluck. He joined the Army during WW1 but was later found out that he was underage. He ended up in a hospital for one reason or another as a patient. Cerdic Hardwicke, for those who don't know who was later to became Sir Cedric Hardwicke a well...

    Started by CLIVEAnjean‎, 22-07-2008 7:48 PM
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    28-07-2008, 8:02 PM Go to last post
  3. albert spearing

    My grandfather, Albert Spearing, born 1883 Birmingham. Served in Worcester Regt. for 17 years. Served in India as a 12 year old lad. Need help finding his service record. Served in Boer War also. We have a whole box of his medals but would like a complete service record and medal card. Can anyone...

    Started by rae hunt‎, 08-06-2008 6:43 PM
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    28-07-2008, 5:23 PM Go to last post

    hi can anyone please tell me if the above regiment were in india between 1867 and 1880 thanks

    Started by a8smith‎, 04-05-2008 2:25 PM
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    25-07-2008, 8:21 PM Go to last post
  5. Unhappy please help

    can any one help please with an army number for a Robert Warman born Ingrave Essex in 1809 and was in 70th foot regiment aged 40 when discharged covering dates 1825-1847. thank you anndot|help|

    Started by anndot‎, 23-07-2008 7:39 AM
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  6. Army Pensions Payment Returns. Very interesting.

    Hi My ancestor was discharged on medical grounds from the 17th Lancers after 25 years service as a Private from 1831 to 1856. He moved to Brighton and recieved his first payment on the 20th January 1857 in the Brighton District according to their returns of payment to army pensioners which I got...

    Started by benny1982‎, 19-04-2008 12:12 PM
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    14-07-2008, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  7. Where do i start?

    I have recently been told that my grans 'dad' was in the army during WW2 but she doesnt know the details as she was very young at the time and they didnt speak much thereafter. How can i find out where he was stationed/what regiment he was with etc etc. I only have his name, i dont even have his...

    Started by MrsA‎, 12-07-2008 8:52 PM
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  8. Post WW1 records - MoD Consultation

    "The Ministry of Defence has launched a public consultation process regarding the transfer of historic Armed Forces Service Personnel records to The National Archives." http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/DefencePolicyAndBusiness/PublicAskedForTheirViewsOnTransferOfHistoricRecords.htm

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 08-07-2008 1:25 PM
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  9. George Strickland 1855 occupation Soldier

    What could I make of a marriage certificate that had a 21 year old soldier marrying my great aunt Elizabeth Mutton in Falmouth in 1855. By 1861 the couple was living at Upton Rd, The Elms in West Ham and occupying the Genral Labourers Cottage. Where would I go to find out what George Strickland's...

    Started by MickyMutt‎, 27-06-2008 11:58 AM
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    28-06-2008, 1:12 AM Go to last post
  10. How to find an ancestor in the military

    Hi there, this is my first post, so please be gentle with me. I have a conundrum in trying to find my gt gt grandfather Nathaniel Millett. I know he was born in 1823 in Leicestershire, however, he disappeared for approx 15 years. I think he may have been in the army.He doesn't appear on the 1841 or...

    Started by cleder‎, 27-04-2006 12:11 AM
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  11. Question Major Tuson, Manchester Regiment, 1907

    I found an item in the "Otago Witness" on the PAPERS PAST web site stating that Major Tuson had been appointed as the new Adjutant general of the New Zealand Forces. He was born on 29 january 1871, entered the Lancers in 1890. How can I find his first names? David

    Started by David Tuson‎, 10-06-2008 6:13 AM
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    11-06-2008, 7:24 AM Go to last post
  12. Question Urgent advice please

    Can anyone please help me with an urgent query. My aunty is filling in the MOD forms to apply for my grandfather's Army service records but she has just phoned me with a query regarding the Certificate of Kinship form. It states on the form that you have to be the next of kin. My grandmother...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 09-06-2008 4:43 PM
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  13. Charles Tarling

    hello everyone iam searching the death of Charles Tarling. he died between 1909 and 1918.and i beleave he was born 1872.i found one but that was 1910 age 40.but iam just wondering if he died in the great war.any help would be great.many thanks lee

    Started by feeder‎, 07-06-2008 7:08 AM
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  14. Uniform Mystery

    Hi all Does anybody know what uniform this soldier is wearing? I think the photograph was taken in the late 1890's. All help appreciated http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/brussell55/14.jpg Barbara

    Started by brussell69‎, 01-06-2008 5:10 PM
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  15. Militia Barracks

    Hi, not sure where to post this but here goes.... I have been looking into 'branches' of my tree and came across a 29 year old man who is part of this branch... on 1871 census he is listed as living in Militia Barracks, Preston as a Special Inmate.. his occupation is listed as Volunteer Corporal...

    Started by MrsA‎, 28-05-2008 2:58 PM
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  16. looking for THOMAS JENKINS 1901

    Hi all,|help| I wonder if anyone can help, my mother is trying to trace her grandfather in 1901, but with no joy, info she has THOMAS JERIMIAH JENKINS b.1882, ST.MARYS LODE, GLOUCESTER s/o GEORGE JENKINS and ELIZA JANE BLACKWELL THOMAS married ELLEN ELIZABETH BLACKWELL in BEDWELTY,...

    Started by debbied320‎, 28-05-2008 4:27 PM
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  17. Question British Army in India

    My 3x great grandfather was called James ISTEED(also known as HISTED,ISTED). He served in India in late 1840's, early 1850's being discharged in 1853.James was married in Bombay in 1851. He and over hundred other soldiers and their familys were discharged and set sail leaving Bombay,India on 25th...

    Started by Gina‎, 24-04-2008 10:55 PM
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  18. Question Service record help please

    Can anyone offer me any advice on how I can find out my grandfather's regiment or division in the British Army during WWII. The only details my mum and my aunties know is that he served in the coastal home forces in the Royal Artillery on the anti-aircraft guns and we know his service number but...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 24-05-2008 5:35 PM
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    27-05-2008, 9:18 AM Go to last post
  19. Question Help identifying a uniform

    I just recently received a box of photos in an old cigar box, though most of them weren't identified, I've worked out quite a lot of them. However, this is one person I haven't identified - it's a photo on a post card. There are several post cards in the box, made from various family photos...

    Started by KarenT‎, 20-04-2008 8:51 AM
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  20. Question marriage

    GoodMorning i woner if anyone can help one of my g,g aunts was wth her hubby in the Indian Mutiny,Queen Victoria sent coach to pick her up to have tea at the palace it was for her bravery in the Indian Mutiny she crawled over slain bodies to bring water back to her hubby,i know shes...

    Started by joyce van der hoeven‎, 07-05-2008 10:46 AM
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