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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. records for people who worked with biplanes

    Looking for information on my Grandfather during the 1st world war, joiner working on repairing biplanes. Name of Jack Carter.

    Started by elwins‎, 19-02-2017 2:17 PM
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  2. Looking for any info on my grandfather

    My grandfather, named Thomas Wilkinson was in the Manchester Regiment during the Great War, the only information I have about this part of his life is a single photograph in uniform, taken in the UK by Sharples of Seacombe. His uniform is devoid of identifying badges except for the Manchester cap...

    Started by martinpw‎, 23-01-2017 11:56 PM
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  3. Trench Maps

    Hello, one and all. I have managed to find out that my paternal Grandfather, was killed during the battle of Cambrai, in December, 1917. Also, I have a grid reference for trench map 57C, as the place where his body was found. Is there any chance that a copy of map 57C would be available? ...

    Started by NOTSHARP‎, 09-02-2017 2:33 PM
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  4. Unhappy Mystery - Missing Death of William Parry

    We have been searching for more than 10 years without success for a death certificate for my motherís grandfather William Parry. He apparently died before she was born and was never mentioned by her parentís. Mum is now 84 and we would love to be able to fill this gap in for her. William was...

    Started by sunseeker60‎, 01-02-2017 7:48 PM
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  5. Question search war graves

    Trying to find reference to C23 CCS Great Granddad's grave. France-Flanders please?

    Started by superboot01‎, 31-01-2017 5:37 PM
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  6. William Corstorphine WW1

    Hi there - I have been researching my family history for some time, but there's one major obstacle I cannot seem to overcome. I wondered if by joining this forum someone could possibly help? My Great-Grandfather's Cousin was William Corstorphine, born in Cellardyke, Fife (Parish of Kilrenny) on...

    Started by JimCor‎, 24-01-2017 8:30 PM
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  7. Question WW1 Query

    I have been researching a soldier who served in WW1 - Sergeant James Joseph McCaw (Service Number 7699). He was born 19 February 1874 in Glasgow, Scotland and enlisted with the Corps of Hussars in 1898 in Warrington, England, under an alias of William Gooden. Later, after marrying in Belfast, he...

    Started by KenPol‎, 27-01-2017 6:32 PM
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  8. Looking for my GF Thomas Robinson army record

    Can anyone offer advice? My grandfather Thomas Arthur Robinson was born in Aston, Birmingham 1898. He met and married my Gran in Dundalk, Ireland in 1919. His occupation was Soldier. Which regt and how he ended up in Ireland the unknown. I suspect he was in the Royal Field Artillery. Several...

    Started by Enrybm‎, 24-01-2017 11:25 AM
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  9. William Clegg Army Service Record WW1

    Hello, This my first post so forgive me for its length. I've been searching for my fathers army service record in WW1 for some years without success. He was William Clegg b 07/01/1898 d 1989. In the 1911 Census he lived in Parkgate, Rotherham with his father, Charles and Kate. His parents...

    Started by Solo1234‎, 22-01-2017 11:31 AM
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  10. WW1: Identifying location from an APO address

    I am trying to identify the exact location of an Army Post Office address in 1917. I'm sure this must be possible but searches to date have not thrown up the answer. Grrh... The address is: AOC APO58, BEF France. The postcard is dated 26 Jan 1917: . Unfortunately (from my point of view)...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 16-10-2016 4:40 PM
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  11. 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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  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. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Need help finding out what medal this is

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