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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. Help please

    I am searching for information on my Grandfather W G Curwood and have his WW1 medals with the number round the edge of 7048. Lond R. However the records come up with a WG Curwood with the Service number 633699. The regiment xseems to be the same. Is there any way one can match the two numbers or...

    Started by Ian William‎, 18-03-2018 12:53 PM
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  2. Place of death - Charles Henry Scrivener

    Hi all, I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could assist me in my research. My 2nd great grandfather, Charles Henry Scrivener, fought in the 7th Labour Battalion in the Royal Engineers. He died 23rd November 1915 somewhere in France and Flanders and was buried in Somme. His regiment number was...

    Started by Cheesypeesy‎, 20-03-2018 11:05 AM
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  3. Charlie frost

    Trying to find out if Charles/Charlie frost b 1885 Ealing to James and Elizabeth frost served in ww1. Any help greatly appreciated and thanks in advance

    Started by becky22‎, 17-03-2018 9:44 PM
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  4. Bishop brothers

    Trying to find out if my great grandfather Edward bishop and his brothers served in ww1. They were all born in Ealing/Brentford are Edward in 1883 Albert Henry in 1882 and John Edward in 1880. Parent John Edward bishop and Eliza Walford. Any help with regiments they might have served in would be...

    Started by becky22‎, 17-03-2018 9:41 PM
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  5. Help Needed

    I am tracing the history of my Great Uncle who died on the 8th June 1917. I have found out that at the time of his death he was part of the 9th Battalion Welsh Regiment and is buried at St Omer. I also know that he was in the 10th Stationary hospital in St Omer at the time of his death. ...

    Started by Lewisj‎, 01-06-2017 8:11 AM
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  6. Researching soldiers Annezin Cemetery WW1

    Hi I'm teacher in Annezin (France) where Albert Barton, the son of Hugh and Mary was buried. With my students, we need informations abouts soldiers who dead in annezin during the first war. We do not want to forget them. Can you help us? Thanks Myriam

    Started by mschollaert‎, 11-02-2018 9:46 AM
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  7. WW1 Australian Army Officer

    I am hoping someone might have knowledge of WW1 Australian Army officers uniforms. In a photograph my officer has a brown/khaki lanyard on left shoulder. Also MM received as Sgt. No other shoulder patches are visible on high res. I believe the different colours of the lanyard represents either...

    Started by shume‎, 04-03-2018 5:17 AM
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  8. Seeking family of WW1 medal recipient

    I have come into possession of a 1914 1918 war medal which may have been awarded to some forgotten/distant relative. I would like to pass this medal onto the family of this soldier. Details are as follows: Name T. K. Ross, Private, Scottish Rifles, No 39141. (The edge of the medal is damaged so...

    Started by AlanMcLeod‎, 25-02-2018 10:40 AM
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  9. British Army to Canadian Army

    Hello from Canada! A search on "FindMyPast" -"Military, armed forces & conflict" brought up my Grandfather's name Frederick John Priestly Nicol. Born 1885. He is listed as being with the British Army. As far as I know he spent most of his career in Quebec City and retired as a Sergeant Major...

    Started by cherrel‎, 25-02-2018 7:18 PM
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  10. 729th M.T. A.S.C.

    I am trying to find out what my great uncle did during his military service. On the absent voters lists I have found: DM2 /196239 Pte. 729th M .T., A.S.C. So according to the long long trail he was in the Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport and an Mechanical Transport Learner. But I...

    Started by GeedeeEm‎, 23-02-2018 10:56 AM
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  11. German military records

    My 2nd gt grandfather August Damps was German and moved to Britain some time before 1901. In 1915 he was taken to an internment camp in Surrey. In the register (listed as August Dambs) he is listed as a soldier even though in all other records I've found him in, there is no mention of him being...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 20-02-2018 10:12 PM
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  12. Ernest Alfred Mills

    Hi I want to know what happend to Ernest Alfred Mills who was wounded in the 1st world war his Service Number is 20704 in the Gloucestershire Reg Regards A Mills

    Started by Pargolf‎, 16-02-2018 6:36 PM
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  13. Help to identify regiment please

    Can anybody kindly identify the regiment of this young officer from his collar badge please? I believe he received his commission in 1917 on being posted to France and was put in charge of a group of Chinese labourers force until the end of the war. He previously served with B Company,...

    Started by Jack1917‎, 10-02-2018 7:09 PM
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  14. Trying to identify uniform and regiment

    This is the only photo I have of my grandfather in uniform and I know nothing of his army service. It is during WW1 as I can age it from his young daughter in the photo. He was from Tavistock in Devon but I cannot find a service record for him. He was George Henry Morris, born 1884. I would be...

    Started by Devon54‎, 03-02-2018 8:58 PM
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  15. Royal Irish Rifles/Fusiliers

    Hi all, I am new to the community and am looking for some help, or direction to research my Great Grandfathers actions during the Great War. I have tried searching the records on the site and am hitting somewhat of a brickwall, Google isn't much better either. My G.Grandfather was a Pte....

    Started by impossibleshot‎, 31-01-2018 6:01 PM
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  16. Royal Flying Corps.

    The above photo`s are of my late Grandfather Owen Parry born 31st.Oct. 1882 in Liverpool Lancs. after serving in the Boer War he also served during the WW1. As I cannot find any details of his service online I am hoping some one on this forum could help, thanks. parryo {at} aol.com

    Started by parryo‎, 21-01-2018 3:33 PM
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  17. 44 Tr. Mtr. Bty. R.G.A

    Help needed in tracing Gunner Charles Leuty 66053. Any assistance with battalion and where he was based would help me begin my research. Thank you.

    Started by hart2018‎, 06-01-2018 3:34 PM
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  18. Help to Identify Uniform/Regiment

    I'm trying to research information on my Great Uncle, George Sutherland who I'm told served in India (?) around 1920. I can't seem to find anything about his military background through Ancestry but would appreciate it if anybody could help identify his regiment because of his uniform in the photo....

    Started by midsms‎, 24-12-2017 5:21 PM
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  19. Valor Medal to South Nottingh. Hussars ?

    Dears, I'm new to your community and I need your precious help in understanding if I moving in the right direction for my research. recently I bought an Italian Valor Medal, golden (vermeille) but with all the authentic features in terms of size, weight and hallmarks. The only question that...

    Started by dinfh67‎, 17-12-2017 6:11 PM
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  20. Gunner F J Mears

    I own a small watercolour by F J Mears. Research shows he has several evocative pictures in IWM etc. But who was he? All the bits I dig up say he was born in approx 1890. He served in the Royal Garrison Artillery, with the BEF. Painted on the Ypres Salient in 1916 and 17, signing his pictures as...

    Started by NORWICH123‎, 14-12-2017 1:18 PM
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