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Anything from early times up to the present day. (Any country)

  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. RFA Historical Web Site

    I joined this company in Oct 1966 and retired from it in Apr 2006. The RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) supports the Royal Navy and other Armed Forces world wide, but the vessels are manned by civilians (Merchant Navy Seafarers). Those interested may find some usefull information on this site. ...

    Started by Pandad‎, 09-02-2009 12:07 PM
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  2. Missing person: Second Boer War

    Hello all! I have a missing relative who is supposed to have fought in the second Boer war: Name: David Prothero Born: 1880 (Llanbedr, Painscastle, Wales) Parents: Thomas Prothero, Sarah Ann Prothero (nee Davies - or Gwynne) Siblings: Thomas, Arthur, Emily, Albert, Herbert, Elizabeth,...

    Started by esslw‎, 05-02-2009 3:00 PM
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  3. chelsea pensioner

    My ancestor was a Chelsea Pensioner 1827-1869.What did being a Chelsea Pensioner mean at this time?How did they get their money?How much was the pension etc.

    Started by p. harrison‎, 02-02-2009 4:42 PM
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  4. BMDs of military personnel en route to India

    Most military personnel and employees of the East India Company went via the Cape of Good Hope on their way to India. I have been transcribing BMDs from the South African Commercial Advertiser (an ongoing project, but so far 1824-1842 is covered), which includes many military BMDs. My...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 23-01-2009 3:09 PM
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  5. Question Aussie Matelot

    I'm trying to find more info on a "black sheep" uncle of mine. He was John (Jack) Stone b.Sep quarter 1896 Honiton Devon. The family say that he ran away to WW1 and joined the Australian Navy where he served as a messman/batman to an admiral. All I know is that he survived the war and died of a...

    Started by stickymone‎, 20-01-2009 2:41 PM
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  6. Can anyone HELP with dating a battle.

    I have a copy of a letter where the writer is talking about her grandmothers first husband who was forced into the army in the early 1800's. She writes that he was killed in a Battle of Flanders. Am I correct in thinking that this would have been the Napoleonic Wars and if so, when did this battle...

    Started by tribi‎, 19-01-2009 8:16 PM
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  7. Smile please help

    hi everyone im looking for an army service record for hamlet john clarke service no 7515, but because he served from 1880 to 1921-22,i cant seem to track it, i ve been to kew and couldnt find it and ive also written to the MOD and they dont have it, this was a couple of years ago, and now i live...

    Started by beckie‎, 29-09-2006 9:49 PM
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  8. Marriage certificate from Germany

    My Daughter was married in Princess Royal Barracks in Gutersloh in 2003.She has now seperated and needs a copy of her marriage certificate as she can not find the 1st one.Has anyone any clues how to go about this.She was with 2 cs.She is now out of the Army.Can she order one from here or does she...

    Started by colashbury‎, 07-01-2009 8:18 PM
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  9. enlisted in another name

    i have a relative who fought in the great war, his surname was Vagg but he enlisted as Bagg, but can't see any reason why he would have done this as there were plenty of soldiers who were named vagg who fought in the great war. any ideas why he chose to do this.? many thanks

    Started by wesmorland‎, 14-12-2008 3:44 PM
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  10. ww1 badge help

    hi ther not sure what badge is on this uniform, assuming the photo has downloaded. would be gratefull for any info on the badge and uniform. this is my gt grandfather thomas dawson, on his marriage cert, 1902, it states he was resident at the castle chester as a private in the cheshire...

    Started by wesmorland‎, 13-12-2008 12:25 PM
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  11. Guards

    I have an ancestor who it is said was in the guards who guarded Buckingham Palace. He used to wear a bearskin hat. Can someone tell me what the proper name of this regiment was and if it possible to obtain any information on his membership of that group? He was born 1911 and died 1973 so presumably...

    Started by Brian Turnbull‎, 26-11-2008 12:07 AM
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  12. Navy to Army?

    Arthur Alexander Ottley was born in 1897. I have a wedding photograph that was taken in September 1914, where he is one of the guests and is wearing a sailor's uniform. So, he would have been about 17. I may have found him in the British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920, where...

    Started by Jan1954‎, 19-11-2008 9:25 PM
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  13. Red face Military uniforms

    I have a number of photos of ancesters in uniform. They also use common names ie 9 William Norgroves! It would help if we could identify the uniforms, as I haven't put photos up before will start with this one who might be my Great grand dad. Any ideas? ...

    Started by Margaret Chapman‎, 17-07-2008 2:42 PM
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  14. Smile William Baker in India

    Looking for help, I am trying to locate William Baker he served in the British Army in India and also married there, then left and went to the UK where he married again, seems he did not divorce the first wife in India, time line is abt1910-1930 his second marriage was to Catherine Johnson in 1942...

    Started by ColinR‎, 01-09-2008 4:33 AM
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  15. Clues from Tattoos?

    Hi I am seeking help interpreting a tattoo, as a clue to the British force my ggg was in. He was court martialed at Mauritius, in 1854 and sent to Western Australia . I am doing the usual enquiries to find more detail; awaiting responses. In the meantime I am re-looking at the convict...

    Started by crisGloss‎, 10-11-2008 8:09 AM
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  16. Joining Distant Regiments Common?

    Hi James Joseph Glossop born 1825 in Greasbrough, Yorkshire in the District of Rotherham , and also near Sheffield, at age 15 worked as a coal miner along with his father |hug|. But my James, allegedly born 1830 , is known to have joined the Military |wave|and ended up Court Martialed at...

    Started by crisGloss‎, 06-11-2008 11:49 PM
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  17. Ceylon Defence Force

    I am looking for the service record Of Ernest Thomas Fulcher serial no. 3907Ceylon Defence Force 1907-1933

    Started by gengrant‎, 14-11-2008 11:19 PM
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  18. Kevin Asplins Military History-New Site

    To all those folk who have used the Kevin Asplin site in the past, you probably know that AOL have removed their Hometown pages that Kevins site was on, this was in part due the abuse/misuse of the site, however, all is not lost, Kevin has a new home at this link...

    Started by tedbeard‎, 13-11-2008 6:39 PM
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  19. Searching the National Roll of the Great War

    Hi all, I don't mean to sound dim but I have tried to search the National Roll of the Great War on a well known website and I keep having problems searching for a few of my ancestors within the Southampton and London sections. Each time I type in the name within the specific location it keeps...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 12-11-2008 4:56 PM
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    13-11-2008, 1:58 PM Go to last post
  20. WW1 p.o.ws

    I am keen to source information on an ancestor who was taken prisoner of war during WW1. I have no details on when or where he was taken, other than that he was released at the end of the war from a Birkenmoor camp near Kiel, Germany I do have his serial no. rank and regiment, and would be...

    Started by John_B‎, 31-10-2008 4:00 PM
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