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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Red Cross "Prisoners of the First World War"

    This database can be found HERE. The system seems to work best if you only feed the search engine a surname (I haven't tried the very common names). It also involves a LOT of scrolling. The first search box should take you to a card (or cards) with forenames on it - the important thing is the...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 03-09-2018 8:16 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Military Service Act 1916 - TNA blog post

    Tne National Archives (TNA) has just published a blog post entitled 'The Military Service Act 1916: appeals against conscription'. It is by David Langrish and you can find it here: http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/military-service-act-1916-appeals-conscription/. This post covers many of...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 26-01-2016 3:47 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Regimental Numbers - don't rely on them!

    It had to happen sooner or later - trawling through the Scott section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), I've come across 2 different men (1 killed, 1 survived) with the same Regimental Number (21437). I've noticed that some men made it through from 1914 (and earlier) to the end with just one...

    Started by fullscott‎, 28-03-2014 10:22 AM
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  4. Post Sticky Thread Sticky: Pan-European WW1 resource

    Have just come across this fascinating website, which is collecting together resources - documents, photographs, postcards, posters, diaries, film, individual accounts etc - about the 1914-1918 war across Europe: http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en. Contributors range from prestigious academic...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 28-02-2014 9:50 PM
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  5. 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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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: WW1 Unit War Diaries released by TNA

    The National Archives are digitising their collection of WW1 Unit Diaries and are providing access to them on their Discovery Online Catalogue: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/war-diaries-ww1.htm Simply enter a Regiment, battalion, Brigade or Division number into the search field...

    Started by TomBen‎, 17-01-2014 12:07 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations used in medal index cards

    I've just come across TNA's list of abbreviations used in WW1 medal index cards. Perhaps it will be helpful for reading some of those tricky initials?

    Started by Kerrywood‎, 14-05-2010 12:39 AM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searchable Database - The Gloucestershire Regiment

    The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is a registered charity. Their web site www.glosters.org.uk has a free searchable database of over 40,000 names of soldiers who fought in the 24 Battalions of the Regiment during the First World War. The archives of soldiers where applicable are also listed on...

    Started by Stephen_J‎, 05-01-2008 6:26 PM
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  1. WW1 Medical Records

    Through searching the "Forces War Records", I find that my late father-in-law was admitted to "34 CCS" in October 1917 and then transferred to "Sick Convoy" on 14 Nov 1917 and repatriated on "No 32 Ambulance Train". His condition was stated as "Neurasthenia" My question is: Will there be any...

    Started by Captain Mike‎, 07-12-2018 2:30 PM
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  2. 'There But Not There' Tommy 15% Discount

    Bring Tommy Home for Christmas Armistice did not end The First World War for everyone. In fact, 18,355 British and Commonwealth soldiers died between the end of the First World War and New Yearís Eve 1918. There But Not There is working with Forces War Records to ensure this often forgotten...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 10-12-2018 10:45 AM
    armistice, army, army records, discount, forces war records, military, military genealogy, there but not there, tommy, world war 1, wwi
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  3. Conflicting photo information and medal info

    Hi I'm researching my grandfather in WW1. According to his medals he was in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and I've looked up his number and found out he served in the 16 th batallion from 1915. I'm confused because we have a photo of him but he's wearing a collar badge that's for Cardiff city...

    Started by Warren1944‎, 02-12-2018 9:47 AM
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  4. Help deciphering place of death

    My 3x great-uncle Cyril Stanley Buckles (born 1894) died of his wounds on 24th April 1918. I have his place of death but donít understand what it means other than it was a hospital in France. 1 Can G Hos France Any help would be appreciated

    Started by Devsom‎, 25-11-2018 11:23 PM
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  5. 2nd Battalion Border Regiment

    Where might I find detailed information about the movements of the 2/border regiment after ww1. I know they were posted to Malta, Rawalpindi and Tientsin in China. I would like to know what thet did there. My connection is with a "Harry" Greene QMS 2/Border Regiment.

    Started by oconnellt‎, 26-11-2018 2:14 PM
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  6. Infantry Base Depots

    Hello Can anyone tell me where the 2nd Battalion Queens RWS had their Base Depot. As part of the 7th Division I think it was at Harfleur. Cheers Brian

    Started by Brianaw‎, 22-11-2018 3:30 PM
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  7. Can anyone indentify this cap badge please?

    Does anyone know what cap badge this is? This is my great Grandfather Thomas Morris in WW1. I cant find any military records for him but my Grandma told me he was a cook in the war and he also looked after the horses.

    Started by Bethgw‎, 17-11-2018 10:51 AM
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  8. Post Peter Anslow DLI 8555

    Hi i am trying to find information about my Grandad who was a 2nd Lieutenant in the first world war in the Durham Light Infantry. 8555. Hope someone can help. Thanks

    Started by Anslow18‎, 12-11-2018 10:22 PM
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  9. John Howe Honour WW1

    I am searching for WW1 military records for John Howe Honour. John was born 1 June 1880 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to parents Alfred Honour and Susannah Howe Seamons. He was an only child. John had a leg injury which was suppose to be from the war. He brought his family to Canada in 1928. I...

    Started by CarolRH‎, 11-11-2018 5:25 PM
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  10. Identify this cap badge please.

    This is photo of my great grandad, "William Joseph knight" can anyone identify his cap badge??

    Started by crezzer‎, 11-11-2018 1:11 PM
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  11. William Henry Webb

    Hi, I'm researching my great granddad who served in the Boer War and I just discovered that he also served in WWI. I know he rec'd the South African Victory medal but that's it. In the Boer War he was in the South Lancashire Regiment No 3079. Is it likely that he served in the same regiment and...

    Started by Geoff W‎, 08-11-2018 9:10 PM
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  12. Henry Springett

    Iím trying to trace family history and have been given an original postcard sent home by my Great Grandfather, Henry Springett (born 1888 Maidstone, Kent). Canít identify regiment. With this photo were commerative postcards which he appears on. Like so many returning from the war his experiences...

    Started by Huttc008‎, 04-11-2018 9:15 PM
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  13. Thumbs up Frank Hayes WW1 Gallantry award

    Hi all, my name is Michael and I've just started to do some research about my grandfather Frank Hayes who fought in the first world war in the Loyal North Lancashire regiment. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1917 for rescuing an airman from no-mans land but I have been unable to...

    Started by Mickmac‎, 07-07-2016 2:56 PM
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  14. can you help me identify this uniform please?

    Hi Im trying to find out a bit more about my great uncle's involvment in WW1. Like so many men he never really spoke about his time so i know nothing about where he served, but found this picture of him and what i believe to be his battalion, its a postcard but has no other clues on it. ...

    Started by Warren1944‎, 08-11-2018 12:29 AM
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  15. SS Calliope

    My great grandfather was in the RNR, and serving on the SS Calliope when she was torpedoed by a German U-Boat and sunk. I'm trying to find more information about its sinking and don't know where to start. I'm wondering if anyone on the forum has any suggestions? Also, I've found his RNR...

    Started by Severina‎, 21-04-2014 2:36 PM
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  16. Peter Gerrighty and Ambrose Ratcliffe

    Hello My two great grand uncles Private Ambrose Ratcliffe (Manchester regiment) and Private Peter Gerrighty (10th Battalion Cheshire regiment) both of which were killed in action during WW1. Can anybody tell me what sort of information this site would give me about what they did during WW1? ...

    Started by quiffdo‎, 08-09-2014 4:47 PM
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  17. Researching soldiers Annezin Cemetery WW1

    Hi I'm teacher in Annezin (France) where Albert Barton, the son of Hugh and Mary was buried. With my students, we need informations abouts soldiers who dead in annezin during the first war. We do not want to forget them. Can you help us? Thanks Myriam

    Started by mschollaert‎, 11-02-2018 9:46 AM
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  18. WW1 - Restored film. by Peter Jackson.

    This is astounding. http://www.itv.com/news/2018-10-09/peter-jackson-brings-first-world-war-to-life-with-restored-coloured-footage-in-new-documentary/ Steve.:)

    Started by stepives‎, 09-10-2018 10:44 PM
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  19. West Riding Regiment H Turner

    Hello all, I am trying to find out about my grandfather, Herbert Turner's service in the West Riding Regiment. (Identified from a cap badge on a photo). I cannot find his attestation papers. We believe he served in France in the trenches. At some time (the end of the war?) he transferred to...

    Started by DebbieLou‎, 04-10-2018 5:28 PM
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  20. John Roberts - Dolwyddelan War Memorial

    Hi, this is my first post, so please bear with me if I do something wrong. I am researching all the soldiers I can find, that went away to fight from our small North Wales village and surprisingly (for me) the soldiers that survived (around 40) have been a lot easier to trace than the 13 on our...

    Started by Dolwyddelan‎, 05-10-2018 9:02 AM
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