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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. Walter Henry Hooper WW1

    Just new to this. I am researching my grandfather's military history, not much is known of his time in ww1 any help would be great from more experienced members as I have looked at the search results and have quickly realised it is not possible to work out who is who. His name was Walter Henry...

    Started by green1‎, 03-07-2016 8:18 PM
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  2. g/father in the Gloucestershire Reg WW1

    My grandfather was in the Gloucestershire Regiment, enlisting on 8th April 1915. He was discharged with wounds on 11th February 1919. His regimental number was 5068, or 19772, or even 47239 in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. I was told that the records for the Gloucestershire Regiment were...

    Started by NannyPam‎, 01-07-2016 1:26 PM
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  3. Missing spouse

    Hi One of our men from the village , William Tillett Royal west kents G/6554 died 18.6.1916 ,France . I have a lot of detail on William , however on his Register of soldiers effects ( ANc ), it states that monies owed were paid to a Mrs Edith Tillett . I am 99% certain that this is not...

    Started by deanC‎, 15-06-2016 5:38 PM
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  4. Royal Fusiliers Military Hospitals Registers

    I was thrilled to find my grandfather on the FWR Military Hospitals Admissions and Discharge Registers. His name was Arthur Sully (written as A Sulley on the register) a private with the 13th (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (London Regiment) 37th Division, service number 15660. The register...

    Started by angel_088‎, 16-06-2016 9:14 PM
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  5. Record for returned medal

    Would anyone know where I could find the records for returned medals WW1. I was told my father returned the Military Medal and by his medal card it has the word annul next to MM. If he did return the medal I am trying to find out why he did so. His details are Pte S W Hodgson R.A.S.C. M2/032329 and...

    Started by Bounty191‎, 16-06-2016 4:27 PM
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  6. Notes from servicemen at a tea stall

    From the website: "Peterborough Archives Service is embarking on an exciting three year project to bring to life two visitors’ books from the tea stall run by the Women’s United Total Abstinence Council on Peterborough East Railway Station during 1916 and 1917. Servicemen travelling through...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 13-06-2016 5:27 AM
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  7. Tracing Army deserters

    Unfortunately I understand that my Grandfather deserted the King Royal Rifle Corps in the First World War. But I can find no record of him even on the National Roll (though his brother is listed there - his brother didn not desert). Does anyone know where deserters are struck off the National...

    Started by Devon Chorister‎, 05-11-2007 4:46 PM
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  8. Regimental Numbers

    Really struggling!!! I am trying to locate information about my grandad William John Jones/William Jones who was a private in the 9th Liverpool Kings Regiment and his number is either 330718 or 530718 (I have obtained this information from a death certificate dated 1917 but unfortunately, this has...

    Started by Jinxy50‎, 18-05-2016 12:28 PM
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  9. service in India

    Where do I look for the records of my grandfather who served in India during WW1 He was a sergeant major or similar rank, His name was Irwin Herbert Pellick but it was misspelled and appears on the cover of an army notebook I have as POLLOCK. Thanks

    Started by mapleleaf‎, 15-05-2016 7:30 PM
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  10. Royal Welsh Fusiliers & my Grandfather

    I am seeking help with with regards to finding any war records for my Grandfather, Robert Joseph Roberts. My father said he was part of the but it is a very common name and I haven't been able to find anything pointing to him on ancestry or this site. He was born in Llandudno, Wales in 1895. I...

    Started by Roaming Roberts‎, 09-05-2016 1:42 AM
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  11. COPSON, Abraham or George? b Leicester c1880

    Hoping for some help here, 'cos I can't find this man! George COPSON enlisted 7 Sept 1914, declaring age 34y, born Leicester. He served with the Sherwood Foresters (15067), Machine Gun Corps (14150) & Labour Corps (368011). He died of pneumonia, July 1918. A "Death Reg" sheet was completed by...

    Started by fullscott‎, 12-05-2016 9:22 AM
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  12. Family photographs

    Hello and thank you for accepting me into this forum. Please excuse my being new-not only to this site but my first forum post of any kind. If I am getting it wrong please be gentle. :-) I have some old family military photos that I would dearly love to identify--not the people as yet but their...

    Started by secretchef‎, 05-05-2016 12:39 PM
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  13. 1918 onwards- the interwar years

    Hi, I'm trying to find grandfather in law -he was born 1902 so missed the first world war but was in 13th Hussars in the early 1920's. There seems to be a lack of information for this time period. I've tried usual places and thought I'd ask here for suggestions before forking out 30 through Kew....

    Started by nerabus‎, 04-05-2016 11:12 PM
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  14. Scottish Relatives in WW1 - how to find them?

    I was just hoping to go through UK enlistment files and search last names and see if I can match them to people in my tree, so I can note the service of those that fought in the war. But I'm not aware of any such database or viewable images. Am I missing a readily available resource?

    Started by TreeSquirrel‎, 29-04-2016 8:09 PM
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  15. grandad

    can anyone help with info on my grandad John edwards jones. I know he had medals, but my father was burgled in the 70's and they took all the medels and from that time onwards it was impossible to talk to him about his father. He lived in Shropshire but after the war ended up in cheshire. I also...

    Started by wendyjones‎, 24-04-2016 3:03 PM
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  16. Private Peter McIntosh 15822 11th Btn R.S.

    Today we acknowledge the sacrifice made by all of our servicemen in all wars. I especially want to acknowledge the sacrifice made by my step-Grandfather, Private Peter McIntosh 15822 11Btn Royal Scots who died this day, 25/4/1916 in Belgium. He entered there on 08/06/1915. From the Battalion War...

    Started by simmo1‎, 24-04-2016 10:22 PM
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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