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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. Advice please

    I am looking for "Lewis DUDLEY" who was in the Royal Garrison Artillery in WW1. A search reveals a "L DUDLEY - Service No: 29696". The Commonwealth Graves Commission sadly does not list any other details either. I think "my" Lewis DUDLEY was service number 297290 - but cannot be sure. Is there...

    Started by AylesburyDuck‎, 19-12-2016 12:34 PM
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  2. grandfather in India & Mesopotamia

    Hi! I am looking for my grandfather who fought in India & Mesopotamia during WWI. Unfortunately, I do not have much information. His name is William Alfred Steward (sometimes mistakenly spelled Stewart), according to the 1901 census he was born around Portsmouth (but according to the 1911...

    Started by stewgm‎, 07-06-2016 4:36 PM
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  3. Photo-Please help identify the uniform

    Hello. I have just received this photo from a distant relation and they have asked me to identify the military uniform, era and relation. By dating the photo I will be able to calculate birth dates etc from my family tree and figure out the relation. I have been to my local military museum...

    Started by Hannah90‎, 24-11-2016 5:32 PM
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  4. 3 Unknown WW1 soldiers - Cap Badge

    I believe the cap badge is that of a British Motor Machine Gun Regiment. Can anyone confirm? If so, any suggestions on how to find out who the three soldiers may be?

    Started by Larsen‎, 27-11-2016 1:34 AM
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  5. Red face Great Great Uncle

    Hi all, Just wondering if anyone can help please? I was sorting out my husbands photos and came across photos of his Fathers Uncle in uniform from WW2, photos of him in France, a letter from the War Office stating he had died, photos and a letter stating where he is buried. Both his parents...

    Started by Olive163‎, 24-11-2016 3:14 AM
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  6. Desserter records - Are they gone forever?

    I'm trying to get the recorders of British Army Albert Patrick Wainwright who desserted the day after WWI ended (29/11/2018). He was with the Seaforth (10661) and Lab C (?) (621718). I'm in Australia, can anyone tell me how I can get his records? Thanks

    Started by Reedwainwright‎, 21-11-2016 11:08 PM
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    Hi All I am researching the WW1 military history of Richard Chadwick born 1880 in Middlesex England- parents Richard and Agnes CHADWICK. Richard also did a short service with the Hussars of the Line between 1902 and 1903 discharging himself in September 1903 to care for his younger brother and...

    Started by blue wren‎, 18-11-2016 8:11 AM
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  8. Casualties RFC/RAF Port Meadow Oxford

    Hi, some of us locals are looking to get a new memorial established by 2018 to the 15 pilots/aircrew killed during flying training at or visiting this aerodrome. Would anyone have any information on any of the following RFC/RAF aircrew (or the aerodrome) other than CWGC basic info: 1. Air Mechanic...

    Started by Rome600‎, 31-10-2014 4:24 PM
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  9. searching the forum

    Hi, can you not search the forum for names or topics ? Sorry, but I'm new.

    Started by allyw7118‎, 14-11-2016 12:06 AM
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  10. Need help finding out what medal this is

    Started by Steven Tancona‎, 08-11-2016 10:52 PM
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  11. Cap badge

    Could someone please identify this cap badge, I have tried several other forums and turned up nothing, I believe his name to be Stephen Browning, I have no middle name. I'm not even sure if this is the right name, this is the only image I have and this came from my great aunt who told us it was...

    Started by Chloerog‎, 30-10-2016 3:33 PM
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  12. Post Bolton Artillery

    I think my grandfather was a volunteer late on in 1st ww, unable to find any record of him George Gibbs, he was also a founder member of the British Legion in either Stockport or Bolton! He resided in Princess St Bolton.

    Started by gkgibbs‎, 15-11-2014 2:42 PM
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  13. WW1 Royal Engineers unit/corps

    Just wondered if anyone had any ideas (as I've run out)! Trying to find out what my grandad did in the war . I have searched the national archives & the royal engineers museum & his medal role has the victory & British medals 1914/18 RE/104B6, Name : Alfred Lambert Corps : RE Rank: Sapper Reg...

    Started by Soulman2016‎, 20-10-2016 8:35 PM
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  14. Identifying cap badge

    I have been trying to find records for William Whiteley Wakeling (may be just William Whiteley family changed names no idea why) 10 Aug 1898 born in Germany to British parents his father was working as horse trainer over there. I had always assumed from the uniform Billy was in the Army but the...

    Started by Still-Confused‎, 22-10-2016 9:52 PM
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  15. Why was a Croat soldier in Italy in 1914

    Hi all, Calling all you military buffs out there ! I am looking into the military history of a Croat soldier who is known to have served in Triest, Italy in 1914. Not sure why he was there as I was under the impression that Italy didn't join the war until 1915. I have seen his Italian driving...

    Started by AliMac‎, 23-09-2016 3:37 PM
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  16. Austro-Hungary soldiers enquiry

    Hi all, I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction for lists of soldiers/military records based in Trieste in 1914. I am looking for a man of Croatian/Yugoslav descent who I know was definitely in Trieste in 1914 (see photo) and am keen to know if anyone can identify the...

    Started by AliMac‎, 12-10-2016 2:35 PM
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  17. Post WW1 William Houston Sherriff - Edgerton GG

    Brick wall.. I have used the FWR site and am unable to locate our great grandfathers records, however on Ancestry i have some basic information as such :- King's Royal Rifle Corps, London Regiment Regimental Number 60012, 348438 Other Records William Houston Sherriff -...

    Started by Edgerton FR‎, 09-10-2016 8:53 PM
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  18. Royal Garrison Artillery TF Names

    I've been tracing my grandfather's WW1 service. We knew he was in the Artillery, and served howitzers. He lied about his age and joined up soon after the start of the war. Probably one of "Kitchener Boys". There are two medal cards for Henry J Herring, one with a regimental number of 359, serving...

    Started by RobHerring‎, 08-10-2016 5:22 AM
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  19. WW1 photographs from Flanders

    A Daily Mail article today features a photograph of a group of officers in their camp at La Lovie, near the Belgian town of Poperinge. All the officers in the photograph have been identified and a short biograph given. Maybe someone here may find an ancestor amongst them. ...

    Started by margarita‎, 06-10-2016 9:07 AM
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  20. Grove Park Hutments Camp

    This is a repost (or to be precise a new reply) to this AWOL thread, No 88775. I was at a postcard fair yesterday, and came across 3 cards relating to the ASC at Grove Park. They weren't cheap, so I didn't buy them on spec, but if the OP (or giving them first refusal, anyone else) is interested,...

    Started by Chris Doran‎, 26-09-2016 4:34 AM
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