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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Robert Gooding Henson Somerset Lt Inf Arras

    Hi. Just resurrecting this thread as it was mysteriously deleted yesterday by gremlins unknown. I'm just looking for any information that anyone may have about this ancestor, who died on 22nd April 1917 after fighting in the Battle of Arras. He was in the Somerset Light Infantry. Thanks to the...

    Started by Cobblers‎, 21-09-2016 10:22 AM
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  11. Kings regulations - no medals deserted

    Hi on the medal roll for the KRRC , for William langlois no R35600 , it states : 1743 KRs 7969 /adt . I know that 1743 is Para 1743 ( medals returned or not claimed ) , and that adt means adjusted , however I can not find what 7969 means ? can anyone help please .

    Started by deanC‎, 26-09-2016 6:19 PM
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  12. 10th Battalion Kings Royal Rifles

    Can anyone help. My great uncle Henry James Pike was lost in Ypres in 1917. I have a whole host of information and can put most of the story together except the date and place he enlisted. His Service number was A/201714 He was born 1898 in Hurstbourne Tarrant nr Andover Hampshire. He died of...

    Started by @Robeanie1‎, 24-09-2016 8:53 AM
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  13. 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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  14. Help with photo

    I am Kevin and new here and trying to find my way around. I too have a photo and am trying to identify the uniform and badge. One of the men was called Nicholson and was from Carlingford Co Louth Ireland.The picture was taken in Newcastle on Tyne after 1917. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Started by lastleprechauns‎, 22-09-2016 1:24 PM
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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