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Forum to help you with your British and Commonwealth military records information.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Army Abbreviations

    The Royal Anglian and Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Assoc have posted one of the most extensive lists of army definitions that I've seen. Here No doubt someone's going to come up with something they've forgotten! Let me know if you do.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 22-01-2014 4:14 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to find some British Army records

    There are an enormous number of records available for the RN, RM and British Army and a large number of these are held at The National Archives (TNA) at Kew. Our site sponsors Forces War Records hold over 5 million records of military ancestors going back to 1350 so their site is a good place to...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 20-09-2008 12:24 PM
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  1. Samuel Marrall - Royal Horse Artillery

    Would anyone be able to help with information regards our grandfather Samuel Merrill (Could be Marrall )Samuel with the Royal Horse Artillery, with which he served in Sudan & Afghanistan, from 1879 to 1884. He was born in Warsop 1855 - I have received email from a Richard Myers but have been...

    Started by padua‎, 22-06-2010 8:49 AM
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  2. Scottish regiments

    Is there a way to find out which regiment a boy would have enlisted in , if you only know his dob and home town?:confused5:

    Started by bectongirl‎, 09-04-2014 2:45 PM
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  3. Enlistment date?

    I have an ancestor who was named Frederick Augustus Kendrick & he served in the 3rd battalion of the Grenadier Guards, army number 13347. Frederick was born & raised in Nottingham & it appears that he enlisted in Nottingham which I found puzzling ~ it's not an obvious regiment for a Nottingham...

    Started by Brock‎, 16-04-2014 12:01 AM
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  4. No luck with Forces War records

    I've tried variations of my grandad's name but no reference to his WW1 service record. Where can I look next?

    Started by gerald.peckham‎, 11-04-2014 10:21 AM
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    15-04-2014, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  5. Donald Ferguson Highland light infantry

    Hello, Trying to find information on my great grandfather Donald Archibald Ferguson, he joined the army in the highland light infantry in 1898. And I have a photo that has written on it "promoted to Warrant Officer Class 2" but that is all I know about his military career. I know he died in...

    Started by Cat.aus‎, 15-04-2014 10:03 AM
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    15-04-2014, 10:55 AM Go to last post
  6. Name of Royal Eng buried Khatiar, 1959

    Hello. I was a Signals Sergeant seconded to the Ghurkas based in Dharan, Nepal from 1960 to '62. I was tasked with placing a military headstone on the grave of a Sapper who died in the Himalayas in 1959. He was buried in a Christian cemetery in Khatiar, Bihar State in India. He was the...

    Started by John Carr‎, 14-04-2014 5:19 PM
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    15-04-2014, 5:42 AM Go to last post
  7. hampshire yeomanry/RFA

    Hi I wonder if someone can help. I know that the Germans bomb the records in WW2 which destroyed 60%? of WW1 army records. I am looking to trace my grandfather Arthur Wiltshire who was in the hampshire yeomanry 1915 but went over to the RFA Royal aritllery and his service area was egypt ending the...

    Started by paul1945‎, 14-04-2014 6:21 PM
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  8. Albert TILTMAN - HMS Black Prince

    Can anyone help with information about Albert Tiltman who died at Jutland in June 1916? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career, family etc.

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 5:09 PM
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    14-04-2014, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  9. 607 Regt R.A B.A.O.R

    I have a photo of my father taken in the Pioneer Squad on 25 Aug 1945 at Muda Barracks,Minden. What would the Pioneer Squad be involved in at that time?

    Started by Eric Ponton‎, 11-04-2014 12:30 PM
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    14-04-2014, 9:18 AM Go to last post
  10. Royal Field Artillery, Herne Bay, Kent

    This is the first time I have used this, so I hope I am doing it right! I am looking for any information on Alfred Henry Shaw, who was stationed at the RFA Camp in Herne Bay, Kent in October 1917. On the marriage certificate between him and my husband's paternal grandmother, Maud Rosetta...

    Started by Jill Sumbler‎, 11-04-2014 4:02 PM
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  11. WW1 and Charles Alfred Peckham

    My grandfather Charles Alfred was born between 1885 and 1897. He was Married to Margaret Rees and lived at 13 Sandon Place, Newtown, Cardiff. They had 2 or 3 children before 1914 and went on to have 13 in total after 1918. I would love to discover what his WW1 experience was. None of my...

    Started by gerald.peckham‎, 11-04-2014 1:14 PM
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    11-04-2014, 3:36 PM Go to last post
  12. Charles WATTS - Hampshire Regiment

    Can anyone help with information about Charles Watts, 15th Bn Hampshire Regiment who died in France in October 1916? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career, family etc.

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 5:12 PM
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    11-04-2014, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  13. 10th battalion ww1 1915

    hi everyone going to monceaux in sept 1914 with the Gloucester Lancers vis a vis the 9th/12th lancers WW1 to commemorate my ancestors contribution to ww1. Trying to find any information relation to the 10th battalion Green Howards in France and Flanders for my other relative who got the pip...

    Started by soobeedoo2‎, 10-04-2014 7:03 PM
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  14. 2052810 Sapper William Hennessy RE WW2

    Hi, Looking for any information regarding my grandfather William DOB 17 Sept 1907, clearly have have is Regt No etc but cannot find anything on here or indeed Ancestry? He may of served in Africa and Italy but not sure, really want to know where he served, when and what units if possible? ...

    Started by myjosef‎, 09-04-2014 11:40 PM
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  15. royal artillery dems gunner

    recently found out grandfather was an dems gunner, have no service number, only a photo of him in army uniform with sergeant stripes. Also learned he was apparently sole survivor from a ship on which he served when it was sunk. He refused his medals due to the fact he said to many good boys lost...

    Started by petecroz‎, 09-04-2014 8:50 PM
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    09-04-2014, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  16. THOMAS ROBERT BROUGHTON 1ST BN K.R.R.C

    i am looking for the death notice and a photo of private thomas robert broughton, he was a rifleman in the 1st battalion in the K.R.R.C he was killed in france in ww1 in 1916 as they presume i don't think they found his body according to his service records, i have checked everywhere for a photo,...

    Started by leeanne82‎, 08-04-2014 8:06 AM
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  17. Personnel service number

    I am attempting to locate the service of my grandfather, James William Ray, born 31/10/1890. He served in WWI for Britain and is buried in the servicemen's cemetery in Hastings in New Zealand. The headstone records his service number as 15497. I have tried to search by name and service number...

    Started by Kiwibound‎, 09-04-2014 12:43 AM
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  18. Frederick George BILES - Royal Hampshire Regt

    Can anyone help with information about Fred Biles who died at Gallipoli in August 1915? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career, family etc.

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 4:58 PM
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    07-04-2014, 10:27 PM Go to last post
  19. Fred HANSFORD - Dorset Yeomanry

    Can anyone help with information about Fred Hansford, Dorset Yeomanry, who died at Gallipoli in August 1915? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career, family etc.

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 5:01 PM
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    07-04-2014, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  20. William Charles Penny STONE - Nairobi Signals

    Can anyone help with information about William Stone who died in Poona in October 1918? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career, family etc.

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 5:05 PM
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    07-04-2014, 11:03 AM Go to last post

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