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  1. 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 4:47 PM
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  2. 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 11:22 AM
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  3. 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 10:50 PM
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  4. 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 4:08 PM
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  5. 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 1:07 PM
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  6. 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 1:39 AM
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  7. 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 7:26 PM
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  1. Handwritten diary account from 1916

    I have this handwritten war diary from 1916., it looks to be written by a doctor on the first lines. However, the writing is very hard to read, and I don't have enough time to go through it, so, if someone will be interested to read it, I can post the scans here or send them on e-mail. I think that...

    Started by spitfire‎, 18-04-2016 11:52 AM
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  2. Leeds Pals plaque Serre, France

    Can anyone tell me exactly where the plaque to the Leeds Pals is near Serre, France thank you ?.

    Started by titusleeds‎, 14-04-2016 2:56 PM
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  3. Officer' War Records: 2Lt Matheson! MIA 1916

    I have been asked to say a few words at a service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of of the death of 2Lt James Matheson, MIA on 23 Mar 1916. His name is on the Ploegstreet Memorial. He is down as 4th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. But that battalion never deployed overseas. He...

    Started by marriottpckh‎, 14-03-2016 3:19 PM
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  4. Jagger Lancelot J

    We are searching for the records of Pte Jagger Lancelot J. RAMC Regt No 24 WW1. The Forces War Search does not recognise the name and Regiment. His correct surname is "Jaggar" but the Army has his record including medals as "Jagger".

    Started by Hewlett‎, 04-04-2016 4:26 PM
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  5. Could anyone help recognise Grandads uniform?

    I have recently found this photo of my Grandad. The back of the photo shows it was taken in Limerick and he was born in Clare. His name was John Lynch born around 1888. Any help would be gratefully appreciated,

    Started by phatsals‎, 29-12-2010 11:25 AM
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  6. POW

    I've been searching, without any luck for the records of both my grandfathers. My paternal grandfather was a POW in the latter months of WW1 and upon his release he was sent a letter from Buckingham Palace which was signed George R I. I have this letter, a treasured family memento. He was...

    Started by Wellington‎, 02-03-2014 3:48 PM
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  7. Ancestor's 1908/1909 attestation papers

    How can I find my ancestor's service record? He joined the 48th Division in 1908/1909 and moved to 61st division in 1914. 2124 Driver F Carroll 1908/09-1917 835979 Shoeing Smith F Carroll 1917-1918

    Started by Wazzok1‎, 23-03-2016 8:38 AM
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  8. Photo information

    Hi Could anyone help with this photo where and when etc any info please. Tom

    Started by tas121‎, 21-03-2016 11:51 AM
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  9. Searching for Henry Alfred Hillman

    I am new to the forum so apologies in advance if I do not comply with formats understood by others! I am researching my great uncle Henry Alfred Hillman in the First World War. He did his best to persuade his family to destroy all evidence of his war record after his death in 1946. I have found...

    Started by chillman1948‎, 23-10-2014 3:34 AM
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  10. Bronze Victory medal

    Found one of these whilst metal detecting last autumn,near Crewkerne. The edge inscription reads " 36719 Pte W. O Marks H.M.S". This is confusing me (easily done at my age) - at first I thought bootneck, but their O/N had a depot prefix as did the RN. So what unit did Pte.Marks serve in? I'm...

    Started by CWEM(R)‎, 12-02-2016 11:26 PM
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  11. Black Watch/Royal Highlanders 1904 - 1920

    Does anyone have any information relating to the Black Watch /Royal Highlanders (Irish Battalion). They had a camp near Creiff (Woodhead Camp). I am trying to find out about a B.H.Hall who served in this outfit. There may be a link to WW1 Transport section based at Leese in the London area. I have...

    Started by Paullindsay‎, 08-02-2016 9:46 PM
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  12. Wink Clarence DAFT RFC

    Hello I have been involved with my genealogical research for 30 years on and off and have quite an extensive (but incomplete) tree going back many generations in all sorts of directions. It is the recent (100 years ago) information that I am having problems with. I should have asked living...

    Started by LaurieParsons‎, 20-01-2016 2:25 PM
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  13. Question how to find mentioned in despatches

    I am trying to find details of my wife's grandfather, his name is George Vaughan, he was mentioned in despatches in the First World War, I cannot find the Gazette reference, the Gazette No is 29072, the date is 17/2/1915 and the page No is Page 1659, any help would be appreciated

    Started by KennethR71‎, 05-02-2016 3:55 PM
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  14. No 72 Sqn RFC

    I am currently trying to trace the descendants of air and ground crew of No 72 Sqn from WW1 in regard to the squadron's 100th anniversary in 2017. If anyone can help in this regard please send me a message.

    Started by tomdocherty72‎, 02-02-2016 6:09 PM
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  15. Conscientious Objectors

    I am trying to find my Grand Fathers records as a conscientious Objector. My dad told me that he went to prison for 3 months as a conscientious Objector It may have been WWI Name: James Windsor DoB: 11th January 1883 Born: Bethnal Green London At 18 yrs he was living at 5 Tuscan Street,...

    Started by Heather Potter‎, 17-01-2016 9:06 PM
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  16. WW1 Service record abbreviations

    My great uncle joined the army in 1916. I have an undated picture of him in uniform. The cap badge appears to match that of The Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). For a long time I could not find any service records for him and then by chance I saw an RFC/RAF record which shows him having...

    Started by NissyPete‎, 25-01-2016 11:48 PM
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  17. Unhappy Looking for Granddad on F.W.R.

    Hi, first of all, many thanks for taking the time to read my thread. My problem is I am searching for information on my Granddad who enlisted in Dublin with the Leinster Regiment. He received medals which have his service No. 4499 Leinster Regiment. I found on-line a few years ago his medal records...

    Started by Lindy Lou‎, 22-01-2016 2:08 AM
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  18. Army Ordnance Corps: Clues from 1916 photo

    Walter George EZARD, Pte 016866, served in the AOC from April 1916 to September 1919. These dates are engraved on the silver fob of his swagger stick, but otherwise no record survives apart from his Medal Index Card. He served in France and was awarded a British War Medal and a Victory Medal. As...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 20-11-2014 4:49 PM
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  19. French army records?

    Does anyone know of any sources of info about French soldiers in WW1? My sis-in-law's step-grandfather, Maurice Martinet, was conscripted into the French army, leaving Dundee in 1916, but seems to have been back in Scotland by September 1917....

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 22-01-2016 8:31 PM
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  20. Which regiment?

    I wonder if anyone can help me find out which regiment my Grandfather served in during WW1. I have a photograph of him in uniform with his regiment and he survived the war. His name was Albert Victor Allison, born 1878 in Jarrow on Tyneside. All attempts via Ancestry and local history groups have...

    Started by Chickadee‎, 18-01-2016 3:48 PM
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