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Forum: Military - Army

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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 I posted 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: 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. Ronald William Vale

    I am hitting a large brick wall trying to find anything about this chap. He migrated to Australia in the 1950s and married becoming a successful businessman. He died 28 -3 2013 at the Neerim District Soldiers Memorial Hospital at Neerim Victoria, Australia. I have found a most probable birth...

    Started by Mekon7‎, 21-04-2014 6:17 AM
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  2. Feeling ever so lost! Help

    Hi, My father is 81 and we are trying to find his father's military records for WWI. My dad remembers campaign medals (swords of some sort) and also a medal with King George, plus others, but unfortunately my gran sold then to the rag and bone man in the 60's so we don't have these in our...

    Started by elliemac‎, 24-04-2014 5:21 PM
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  3. Post Pte Harry Fletcher

    We are looking for information and/or relatives of Private Harry Fletcher - Lancashire Fusiliers number 50297 - Enlisted on 31 JAN 1917 and was Medically Discharged on 23 SEP 1918, aged 20

    Started by cartmelraces‎, 20-04-2014 9:17 PM
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  4. Hylands Military Hospital, [WW1] Chelmsford

    Hi We are researching the soldiers who were treated/died at Hylands House during WW1, when it was a military hospital. We have found the soldiers below - L/Cpl George Alexander Joseph, Black Watch, died 14 November 1914 Pte Karel Louis Joseph Steylmans, Belgian Guards, died 9 April 1915...

    Started by Hylands‎, 21-04-2014 11:06 PM
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  5. Help please. Looking for information

    Hi all I'm searching for any info on my Gt Uncle, in WW1 Pte No. 13853, Sydney James Menzies, of the Dorset Regt. Supposedly joined up in Sept 1914. Being gassed twice during the war. The only other information I can find, is a copy of his medal record. Thank you for your time & help. Sim...

    Started by Simmy1969‎, 23-04-2014 4:51 PM
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    23-04-2014, 10:33 PM Go to last post
  6. Charles HART

    I would like a little bit of help in trying to find information on my grandfather from the first world war. His primary regiment was The Norfolk's, Regt. No: 15226, Private; he was demobbed in 1919 as a Royal Dublin Fusilier. I believe that he was in Gallipoli, Thessaloniki, Egypt, but no idea...

    Started by thehunter‎, 19-04-2014 1:09 PM
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  7. Men of the Hylands Estate [WW1]

    Hello We are researching soldiers who went from the Hylands Estate to the Great War. At that time the estate was huge, including most of the farms around the Park that we now know as Hylands . If you think that your soldier may have worked on the estate or rented a farm or a cottage from the...

    Started by Hylands‎, 21-04-2014 11:11 PM
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  8. 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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  9. No Luck AT ALL finding WW1 records!

    Hello everyone, I am really struggling to find war records for my grandfather's family! He definitely served in the War, as he is listed on his marriage certificate from 1918 as 'soldier' and definitely survived, as his son was born in 1937, Joe Pullan. We also have a British War and the Victory...

    Started by f.pullan‎, 19-04-2014 7:48 PM
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  10. D.l. Gooch

    Thought I'd pay a fiver to search my grandads records on here . What a disappointment . He was in the reme's and was a sergeant . He survived the war but died several years ago . I thought I would at least find where he had been and campaigns he was involved in ,but nothing . Is there anywhere else...

    Started by Steelsnail‎, 19-04-2014 12:48 PM
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  11. relatives of Captain John Headlam

    Hi I am looking for anyone who was related to John Headlam he was in 2nd DLI Battalion and served in Burma and India late 1940S. I think he was a cook.

    Started by mandus‎, 19-04-2014 3:24 PM
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  12. Question WW11 Seaforth Highlanders

    I am searching for details of my farther Leonard Thomas Markham Dennison who served during WW11 attached to Seaforth Highlanders in middle east. He also served with the following Regs: 56 Div 168 BRG W/S REME 24 Guards BRG W/S REME 168 BRG on loan to 5th Amer Army Group REME W/S

    Started by pamela2848‎, 18-04-2014 3:49 PM
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  13. 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 KATIHAR, Bihar State in India. He was the...

    Started by John Carr‎, 14-04-2014 5:19 PM
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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

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