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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 3:47 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 10:22 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 9:50 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 3:08 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 12:07 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 12:39 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 6:26 PM
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  1. Trying to identify location/regiment in pic.

    Hi all, I've been sent this picture and I'm trying to locate who "the boys who should have been demobed" are. There is much to give it away and I'd hate to lead someone with some bad information so if you want to know what I think I know...read on. You can view the image at...

    Started by nelgin‎, 21-10-2017 8:08 AM
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  2. Charles Hammond WWI from Lamesly

    Hello, I am trying to find records for my grandfather Charles Hammond (he had no middle name). He grew up in Lamesly (his father was the stationmaster). I found this lucky piece of paper on line. What are the numbers? I am sure this is his enlistment, but it is not in his beautiful handwriting....

    Started by Lorene‎, 18-10-2017 5:31 PM
    1914, c hammond, lamesly, northumberland, wwi
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  3. 424th Labour Battalion Worcester Regiment

    Hi Iíve recently been trying to trace my grandads family tree which has proved difficult until my family stumbled across his birth certificate. Itís mentions that my great grandad was in the 424th labour battalion Worcester Regiment. Yet I canít seem to find any information on that battalion....

    Started by brendonavoo69‎, 07-10-2017 10:12 AM
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  4. WW1 Farriers

    Hi. My grandfather was from Glasgow and was a Farrier in the Army during WW1. How would I go about researching his service record? I don't have a unit, nor a service number for him however :no: Cheers.

    Started by Kalpakia‎, 01-10-2017 4:46 PM
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  5. Smile 11 (Reserve) Battalion, Loyal North Lancs

    Hi - I need help! (not that sort of help!) I am researching into the movements and location of the 11th (Reserve) Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment between the dates of August 1915-March 1916. I have not been able to fond any information relating to their WD and do not know if it still...

    Started by Sommearch‎, 02-10-2017 2:14 PM
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  6. Seaforth Highlanders WW1

    I am trying to research Malcolm McBean/Bain/Bane/ MacBean/Bain/Bane GNR 365348 WW1 cannot find any record but have confirmed medals. The Seaforths merged with the Cameron Highlanders in 1960 and became the Queens Own Highlanders but to date I have not received any information on Malcolm except...

    Started by macbain13‎, 02-10-2017 6:15 AM
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  7. Regimental Information Request

    Hello, I was wondering if someone might be able to let me know what regiment (or specific unit, rather) Arthur Greaves was in? He was a gunner in the Royal Artillery, I just wondered if anyone knew the means whereby I might be able to find out specifically what particular unit so I can see if...

    Started by NGreaves89‎, 29-09-2017 3:00 PM
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  8. Help needed with stocker brothers

    Looking for any additional information on two brothers who served as riflemen in London regiment. John jasper stocker b 1898 d 1916 service no 10512 and his brother Charles Frederick stocker b 1889 d 1917 sons of William and Kate stocker Many thanks

    Started by becky22‎, 15-08-2017 3:08 PM
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  9. Egypt 1914 -18

    I am looking for more information on the following relative who died in these circumstances Can anyone throw more light on this awful situation. Private Levi John Hards, 200929. Royal Sussex Regiment, 1st/4th Batt. Levi died when the military camp he was serving in suffered an explosion and a...

    Started by Jennarembailey‎, 17-09-2017 8:35 AM
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  10. War Records

    Please forgive me if I seem thick, but how do you find the full war record of a soldier please :)

    Started by Dot G PL‎, 14-09-2017 12:54 PM
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  11. Alfred Henry Barnett

    Hi, I am trying to find my relative on this website, but I can't get very far. I was expecting to find his army records on this site, as well as war diaries etc. I'm beginning to regret my subscription as I get more from Ancestry.com. Any advice about how to navigate this website would be...

    Started by Dollypeg‎, 14-09-2017 6:08 AM
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  12. William Mitchell Harris born Hatherleigh.

    I was notified that John Mitchell was looking for information regarding his grandfather William Mitchell Harris who served with the 3rd Devonshire Reg. in WW1. This name appears on the Methodist Roll of Service in the church in Hatherleigh but not on the full Roll of Service which is in the porch...

    Started by msjww1‎, 13-09-2017 10:38 PM
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  13. Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley

    Hi, I'm a volunteer working with the "Bringing Netley Military Hospital Alive" Project based at the Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Abbey. There are several volunteer groups working on the project. The Oral History Group (of which I'm a member) is interested in the memories of people who had...

    Started by Brenda0101‎, 06-09-2017 9:32 AM
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  14. 1st Battalion Kings Own- Royal Lancaster Regt

    I am trying to investigate a relative (Lancelot Watkin), service number 2409. 1st Battalion Kings Own- Royal Lancaster Regt. He was killed on 30 Jan 1915 and is buried at the Strand Cemetery. I have downloaded the Regimental diary from National Archives. On the date of his death, it was a...

    Started by danw81‎, 22-08-2017 12:20 AM
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  15. Post Gheluveld: Why have Worcesters get the Glory?

    Gheluveld, the more I read of it, the more I see that the Worcestershire Reg 2nd Batt did their bit, but are given the glory for taking the village when they only held the Chateaux, when it was a guerilla force under Watson and Boyd that took and held the village. Im reviewing it for an edit of my...

    Started by tomasocarthaigh‎, 20-08-2017 8:51 PM
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  16. Question Reason for"gallant and distinguished service"

    We have a certificate stating a family relative, Lt F.W.Barker of the Royal Field Artillery: "Was mentioned in a despatch from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig dated ... 1919 ... for gallant and distinguished services in the Field. I have it in command from the King to record His Majesty's high...

    Started by Mrsmbarker‎, 21-08-2017 1:40 PM
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  17. World War One British Army Lists 1914-1918

    Hello Forum Members Can any tell me if the World War One British Army Lists 1914-1918 can be searched on line and if so point me to the correct website? Many thanks Richard

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 23-10-2007 7:10 AM
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  18. Walter woodcraft

    Looking for information on Walter woodcraft service no 472489 d 1917 Many thanks

    Started by becky22‎, 15-08-2017 3:14 PM
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  19. Golledge cousins

    Looking for any additional information on cousins william golledge b 1890 d 1915 service no 1573 and his cousin Joseph Henry golledge b 1890 d 1917 service no 315124 Both were riflemen Many thanks

    Started by becky22‎, 15-08-2017 3:12 PM
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  20. Archibald James crouch

    Looking for any other information on Archibald James crouch d 1916 aged 20 service no 2856 Many thanks

    Started by becky22‎, 15-08-2017 3:15 PM
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    15-08-2017, 8:13 PM Go to last post

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