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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. Henry/Harry Phillips 1898 - 1946

    My father's older brother was baptised as Harry, in 1924 he called his eldest son -Harry but, with no WW1 records that fit his case in the name of Harry Phillips I now have a record that could fit his case but in the name of Henry Phillips. Without a 'date of service entry' it is possible that...

    Started by ray4711‎, 15-07-2018 5:24 PM
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  2. Who was Robert Pawley?

    St Andrew's Church at Sudbury, Middlesex (London Borough of Brent) currently has a project adding details to the names on its WW1 memorial. One - Robert Pawley -has so far defeated all attempts to identify him either in a wide variety of war records or in BMD records and censuses. Name variants...

    Started by Caluna‎, 11-07-2018 3:41 PM
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  3. Frederick James Stratford 1890 - 1977

    Hello I was investigating an unusual picture frame but that has led me on to finding out the background of my uncle, with which I hope someone can help me! Background: My Dad (born in 1935) was evacuated from London during WWII to a couple in High Wycombe. For reasons unknown to us he never...

    Started by Pipsqueek‎, 19-05-2018 8:00 PM
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  4. Battle of Flers-Courcelette, Somme

    My great Grandfather William John Price was just thirty three when he was killed on September 16th 1916 at the battle of Flers-Courcelette, he had left behind a young wife Myfanwy and four young children the youngest Vivian Charles he had never met as he was born after he left for France. William...

    Started by LilyAllenFan86‎, 07-09-2011 10:47 PM
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  5. Victory Medal WW1 ID

    Hi I have WW1 Victory Medal with the following details on the side: 33392.1.A.M C BRIGHAM RAF I can't seem to find out any information about Brigham - can anyone help? Thanks for your time.

    Started by londonwelsh‎, 11-05-2018 1:26 PM
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  6. Trying to identify this uniform!

    My grandfather served in the Royal Flying Corps and in one photo of his squadron, I see this Observer. Does anyone know what the uniform is, as I have never seen these chevrons before. I think his cap badge is Royal Naval Air Service. Thanks!

    Started by Steve1956‎, 08-05-2018 4:29 PM
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  7. Need help ww1 3445 LCpl J Bolam

    Can anyone help me with my reaching my great grandad 3445 John Bolam MM joined July 1912 MM 1917 shot in April 1918 at the battle of lys He served with Northumberland fusiliers but served with all these battalion 2nd battalion - 1st battalion - back to 2nd battalion -13 the batt - 8th batt - 9th...

    Started by Sgt Dwyer‎, 03-05-2018 7:25 PM
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  8. Patruck Murray - ASC & Irish National Army?

    Hi all. This is my first post. Trying to work out something (anything) about my long lost grandfather Patrick MURRAY. Born in Dublin some time between 1882 and 1889 (I think). I have his British Army records (Reg No: T/I 2424) and they indicate that he joined the British Army in 1914 but was...

    Started by Paddy1957‎, 12-04-2018 9:24 AM
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  9. Matthew James Benson - Seaforth Highlanders

    My relative, Matthew James Benson, was in the Seaforth Highlanders in World War 1. He was killed in 1915 and commemorated at Menin Gate. I have found a picture of him which states he is "Wounded" and their are others who were stated as "Killed" on the same page. If he was wounded, why is he...

    Started by Katy‎, 30-03-2018 11:08 PM
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  10. Telegram from King & Queen

    I have a telegram from the King & Queen expressing their sympathy to my Great Grandmother on the loss of her son, killed-in-action at Ypres. Clearly the next-of-kin of all officer casualties did not receive such a telegram, so what was the criteria to send such a telegram? Was it because he was a...

    Started by Royal Irish‎, 30-03-2018 11:39 AM
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  11. Question Grandad got the DCM, whats this one though?

    My great grandad got the DCM in WW1, I have Gazette & medal cards showing him as C.S.M Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) but nothing after that. I can't date the photograph really despite my grandfather being one of the lads at the front. I would love to find his medals and keep them...

    Started by brad_sullivan‎, 24-03-2018 6:03 PM
    dcm, koyli, sullivan
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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