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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. Post Any advice on where to look?

    I'll be visiting the Great War battlefields and memorials with my family at the end of the month. I thought it would be nice to try and find out (if i could) any information on our ancestors who served and fought in the war. I hit a brick wall with one of my great grandfathers Frederick/Fred...

    Started by TJDunne‎, 21-08-2016 2:35 PM
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  2. My dad's crazy WW1 records

    Hi, this is complicated. This is the story my father told us over many years which I really believe is true. The timeline of the documents ties in perfectly but I can't find all the records to prove the truth as we know it. In a nutshell my dad Robert Healey, born in Liverpool 1898 said he joined...

    Started by Katelew‎, 06-08-2016 11:10 PM
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  3. Grandfathers in WW1

    So people on here like a challenge, if anybody on here can crack either of these, you are a better person than me :ihih: My paternal grandfather was William Ryan who served in the AVC (b.1/4/1893 Bradford. m.24/4/1916 Hemsworth, d.5/3/1962 Bradford). My maternal grandfather was John Henry Atkinson...

    Started by AlanRyan‎, 09-08-2016 11:40 PM
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  4. RAMC war diaries on Ancestry

    Hi - apologies if this is covered elsewhere If possible I would like to read the diaries of whichever part of the RAMC a relative was attached to. If I go to the war diaries section of Ancestry and ask for Royal Army Medical Corps it wants to know which 'Division' (I assume which division of...

    Started by wimsey‎, 07-08-2016 5:18 PM
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  5. Looking for Royal Horse Artillary War Diaries

    Hi, I am trying to find the records and also the war diaries of my Grandfather, Laurence Edward Sharpe, known to his mates as Ted. He was from Leicester and joined the Royal Horse Artillery. Originally I thought he joined in 1914, but now I think it may have been at the beginning of 1915. He...

    Started by JKMurgatroyd‎, 07-08-2016 9:58 AM
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  6. Question Looking for J W Clements, please help

    Hi, my first post here. I have been searching the pages for a record of my grandfather, John William Clements who served in the 2nd Suffolk Regiment enlisting in 1914, entered the war in May, 1915 and came home in 1918. His Regiment number was 12573 but I cannot see anything for him and I am a bit...

    Started by malDClem‎, 06-08-2016 10:33 PM
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  7. Help needed finding field ambulance attached

    My father was in the Royal Army Service Corp and was attached to Field Ambulance. I know he saw action in France. (Samuel Walter Hodgson M2/032329). I am trying to find out which Field Ambulance group he was attached to. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you.

    Started by Bounty191‎, 06-08-2016 8:24 AM
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  8. Looking for a family

    I saw this newspaper article http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/public-appeal-to-find-war-hero-s-family-after-carmarthenshire-medal-discovery/story-29589795-detail/story.html And couldn't resist having a look for the recipient of the medal. The soldier is Corporal W. Davies 4395 Welsh...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 06-08-2016 8:38 PM
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  9. William George Mann

    William was born and bred in Buckben, Huntingdonshire, He was in the Bedfordshire Regiment in WW1 and then the scots rifles towards the end of the war. So I don't understand how he came to end up in the Scottish Rifles, Anyone got any ideas?

    Started by Pebble51‎, 05-08-2016 2:17 PM
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  10. Question HMS Victory II & HMS Firequeen

    |help| I am trying to get some information on the above, but the time period is some 10 years before the start of WWI. I know that Victory II was a Shore Station and during WWI, I believe that it was located at Crystal Palace, but was it in Portsmouth in 1905? Also, has anyone any information on...

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 12-10-2005 7:22 PM
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  11. Please help find my Grandfather's war records

    I have searched this database and am very frustrated because I can't find my grandfather's record. He enlisted in the 18th King's Liverpool Regiment in 1914. His name is Harold Joseph Norris and he enlisted as Private 16471. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

    Started by chill.777‎, 21-07-2016 11:26 AM
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  12. 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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  13. Gilbert Henry Bellinger - which battalion?

    Hi All, I'm a newbie :-). I need some assistance with trying to find out what batallion my great-grandfather was in. He joined (The Kings) Shropshire Light Infantry on 1st Dec 1916 after two years out of service (not sure why yet). Name: Gilbert Henry Bellinger Service No: 17195 Rank: ...

    Started by Angelatanner‎, 15-07-2016 1:47 PM
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  14. 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 3:56 PM
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  15. Soldier Died

    How can one follow an injured solider, Thomas Fredrick Liebrecht, back to England where he died at Eastbourne. I know his regiment, 4th Queen's Own Hussars and their battle movements? He died 22/11/18 but I have no idea of when he was wounded and how long he was at the Military hospital,...

    Started by Clemens‎, 05-07-2016 3:51 PM
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  16. Battalion, Company, Platoon question

    Hi there, Is it possible to discover which Company or even which Platoon a soldier served in? I'm researching two uncles who were both killed in action. I'm trying to find out as much as possible about how and where they died, particularly one who was never found. I know which Regiments and...

    Started by thomatkinson‎, 03-07-2016 6:58 PM
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  17. Destroyed WW1 Service records

    My grandfathers service record in WW1 appears to have been destroyed. How do I find out his regiment so that I can trace what he did during the war. He survived the war. From his medical records etc.. I have ascertained that he was in the Royal Engineers and I have his regimental number. My mother...

    Started by Soggy1‎, 01-07-2016 12:24 PM
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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