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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for WW2 (and after) records?

    Looking for WW2 or more modern army records? See the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted, click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 1:20 PM
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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. Question Kitchener's Army

    Can anyone advise on how I find records for members of 'Kitchener's Army'...? I only have initial and surnames...cheers!

    Started by mrspolly‎, 27-07-2014 5:56 PM
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    27-07-2014, 11:05 PM Go to last post

    I have just found my fathers Soldier,s Service and Pay book, Page header is "PARTICULARS OF TRAINING" It is written "Experienced Gas Chamber C.A.P Dated 13 September 1944. Any body got any Idea what that might be. Robert

    Started by maesglas/ssclub‎, 27-07-2014 6:46 PM
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  3. Info required from picture - regiment?

    Hi everyone, I have just received a picture today from a distant relative. It shows my grandmothers uncle Thomas Stafford. Thomas was born in Glossop, Derbyshire in about 1897. I have tried to find military records for him on ancestry but cannot find anything. Can anybody tell me more...

    Started by hbradshaw1985‎, 26-07-2014 8:46 PM
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    27-07-2014, 9:03 PM Go to last post
  4. Search by DOB

    Hi All, we are trying to find someone that served in the first world war. How do we know that the matches we get by name is the one we want. Can we also search by date of birth or address when they joined etc??

    Started by hatch87‎, 27-07-2014 2:37 PM
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  5. Post looking for my great great uncle records

    www11 MYERS, GEORGE LESLIE Rank: Private Service No: 4392231 Date of Death: 28/06/1942 Regiment/Service: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) 6th Bn. looking for photographs any information will help thank you :wink5:

    Started by julie115‎, 26-07-2014 3:04 PM
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    27-07-2014, 2:26 PM Go to last post
  6. medals

    Hi Can anyone tell me what information is on this medal card please I think it might be my grandfathers,All i know about him is he was in the royal irish rifles was wounded and was back home by august 1916. Any help would be very helpful. ...

    Started by motor57‎, 26-07-2014 4:33 PM
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    27-07-2014, 1:58 PM Go to last post
  7. world war records

    i have looked for three members of my family who i know where definately in the war and nothing is turning up for them can anyone help :nono:

    Started by cazstanger‎, 27-07-2014 11:34 AM
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  8. Royal Scots Labour Corps WW1

    My uncle, William Pagan born 1890 Broxburn, Scotland died 1973 (Toronto), joined the Royal Scots and then Labour Corps in WW1. I have photos in uniform (on a horse on the beach at Skegness!) and a very casual group photo eating while camped somewhere. I also have the British Army WWI Medal Rolls...

    Started by sbplost‎, 20-07-2014 8:02 PM
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  9. looking for Maurice Vicary

    Hello all, im looking for my grandads records from ww2 , all i know is he was a royal engineer based in Burma. i would like to go to where he fought. i hope some one can help me. cheers pete

    Started by peter vicary‎, 26-07-2014 6:25 PM
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    26-07-2014, 6:49 PM Go to last post

    Horace odgen b.3.march .joined royal engineers (sappers) in ww1 .service no 108581 .got married in 1919 to alice bland. need to find more info. for my daughters school project on ww1. Please help.he worked at raf yeadon in ww2. Thanks sue ashby.

    Started by sueashby70‎, 24-07-2014 11:34 PM
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  11. First world war, British Army, 1914-1918

    William Henry Restorick, 1883-1955. Private ,later a Sergeant, army record please - unable to get any army record through conventional means.

    Started by Gwynedd‎, 24-07-2014 6:01 AM
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  12. Soldiers who died in the great war

    Hi I am looking for help on the abbreviations used in this book. We have entry for Frederick Feston which has the inial "e" then Clapham. He served and died with the Queens Royal West Surrey 2nd Btn. We have assumed over a number of years that the e referred to enlisted but would like to be...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 22-07-2014 4:59 PM
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  13. Misconduct Records 1905

    A relative was discharged from the 17th Lancers in 1905 for misconduct whilst in Edinburgh. Where might I find information about this event please?

    Started by robbie dog‎, 22-07-2014 4:14 PM
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  14. Question unable to find my father's war record.

    My father, Albert Edward Dent, joined the army in 1919 or 1920, not long after the first world war ended. He was 17. He continued in the army (The Rifle Brigade) serving in Ireland and India, and ending his career as the second world war ended, as Regimental Sargeant Major, at the Peninsula...

    Started by Aelfrieda‎, 22-07-2014 11:31 PM
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  15. 4th field reg. Borneo/Malaysia

    Hi I'm looking for my fathers military records. Served in Borneo & Malaysia, Royal Artiilery. Any info on history would be great. Think it had all finished by end of 1963? Cheers. Oh I think he was in 4 the field regiment. I knew he drove tanks for starters!!

    Started by RonnieDaytona‎, 21-07-2014 8:31 PM
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  16. Looking to trace my uncle Nathan.

    Hello I am looking to trace my uncle Nathan baker. He lived in Leeds,but which part i don't know. He died in the First World War,not sure what age he was when he died but think he would be in his teens. He had eight brothers and one sister called Frances,he was Jewish. in the forces war...

    Started by Janice 59‎, 04-07-2014 4:53 PM
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  17. Mothers Great Grandfather

    In the 1850 British census my Mothers Great grand father was listed as being in Edinburgh castle with wife and child. He was listed as a drummer and the rest of the people listed were also of a military occupation . I cant read what regiment ,and have had no help from the records people in the...

    Started by jatohara‎, 20-07-2014 6:53 AM
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  18. additional info ww1 Northumberland Fusiliers

    Hi there, I wonder if anyone can help. Edward Grant, service no 291798 in the Northumberland Fusiliers, died on 26th October 1917. Is there any way I can find out more re where he died? Also, he had two younger brothers - Terence ( two years younger) and Thomas ( 8 years younger) - how do I know...

    Started by Fiona Gardner‎, 20-07-2014 5:36 PM
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  19. Prisoner of War

    Trying to trace details of grandfather from Belfast. In the war and taken prisoner. Charles Frederick Robinson. Do not know regiment?

    Started by andypandy68‎, 21-07-2014 10:27 AM
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  20. Who was Major Deere?

    Can anyone find anything out about a Major Deere, "an owner of estates in Wales, and connected with two historic families, met his death in a tragic manner while riding from Cowbridge to Swansea." This would be in about 1810-1816. Perhaps the Army lists of the time have further details, so does...

    Started by barbara lee‎, 21-10-2010 3:59 PM
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    21-07-2014, 9:43 AM Go to last post

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