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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
    valor medal italy
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  4. 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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  5. Question Help needed to find enlisting date/location

    Hi new to this forum. How can I find the date and location my Great Uncle enlisted at? He joined the 1st Northumberland Fusiliers 5th battalion, killed in action 18th September 1918. They wonít award him the posthumous star medal as I canít prove when he joined the war. Any guidance greatly...

    Started by Lynne-Marie‎, 10-12-2017 5:44 PM
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  6. 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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  7. Ypres 1914 - 1916

    My partner’s grandfather Henry Joseph Morgan number 5/4925 a Rifleman of the King’s Royal Rifle Corp, was discharges from the army on 3rd February 1916 due to having been shot in the throat at Ypres . I was told by the National Archives that 70% of WW1 Records were lost in the Blitz of WW2, but...

    Started by Nugu54‎, 26-11-2017 12:08 PM
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  8. Question Air Raid Wardens ww1

    My grandmother was an Air Raid Warden in London in WW1. Are there records of this service ?

    Started by Punchkent‎, 07-11-2017 5:44 PM
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  9. Need HELP understanding

    Hi, I need help understanding this! Albert Victor Herring B: 1892 Eastbury, Berkshire. Served with 17th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment (67185) (Service records are available) he was called up on 10th Dec 1915, sent to Army Reserves 11th Dec 1915 and then mobilized 26th Jun 1918. I...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 12-11-2017 10:54 PM
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  10. WW1 Victory Medal

    Hi everyone, I have a Private Peter Feeney war medal and would like to return to family, any suggestions or offers of help? He was in the South Lancashire Regiment and I have his service number, taken from the medal.

    Started by AL1709‎, 08-11-2017 1:06 PM
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  11. Bravery Medal

    We have a bravery medal from a relative who was in World War 1. we know his service number and regiment but do not know why the medal was awarded or for what . is there anyway to find out?

    Started by copernicus‎, 05-11-2017 7:39 PM
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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