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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Red Cross "Prisoners of the First World War"

    This database can be found HERE. The system seems to work best if you only feed the search engine a surname (I haven't tried the very common names). It also involves a LOT of scrolling. The first search box should take you to a card (or cards) with forenames on it - the important thing is the...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 03-09-2018 8:16 PM
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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. 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 4:22 AM
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  2. My grandfather Thomas Audritt/Aldritt

    My grandfather who was recorded as being named as Thomas Audritt on his birth certificate was born in December 1899 and he would have been just been old enough to have served in the first world war. The story he gave to my older cousin was that he didnít go because he was colour blind but that...

    Started by clpws00‎, 09-09-2018 6:02 PM
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  3. WW1 uniform information

    Hi all, we are looking into our family history and came across a photograph of my great grandfather Frederick Walter Salmons. We are not 100% on what uniform he is wearing but we think it may be Royal Horse Artillery. If anybody knows anything about the uniform or regiment that would be a great...

    Started by Salmons‎, 07-09-2018 2:05 PM
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  4. Hunt for WW1 nurses, Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

    English Heritage calls for help to identify forgotten WWI nurses https://www.english -heritage.org.uk/about-us/search-news/photographs-of-first-world-war-nurses/ Peter

    Started by elsinore‎, 06-09-2018 11:28 AM
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  5. Old men enlisting for WW1

    A person B. 1855 would be 59 in 1914 at the start of WW1. Could he enlist, given that he may lie about his age. If impossible then I can dismiss it from my searches.

    Started by Patrick_dLG‎, 21-08-2018 5:52 PM
    enlisting, old men
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  6. 305811 Private BENNETT NEWMAN 4th Bn. Tank

    Hello All, The title of this thread is all I have to go on, does anyone else have anything to assist me to find out more. Thank you in advance

    Started by Codge01‎, 16-08-2018 8:07 PM
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  7. Percy Leonard Edwards

    I am researching my family tree. My grandmother was an Edwards. I have found all of her 10 siblings. One of her older brothers was a Percy Leonard Edwards DOB 19/03/1894, Peckham. I have a Killed in Action (16/08/1917) report for a brave soul of the same name and the place of birth tallies. How...

    Started by olalola‎, 08-08-2018 10:33 AM
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  8. Derbyshire regiments

    Just starting to research my grandfather's experience of WWI. His daughter says that he was in the battles of Mons, Ypres and the Somme; wounded twice but survived the war. He did not want to talk about his experiences and left no records. He was living around Youlgreave, Derbyshire at the time of...

    Started by mmmgravity‎, 07-08-2018 9:13 AM
    artillery, bowden, derbyshire
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  9. Help identify uniform and 3/1st T.F

    Afternoon all, I have a query about the following pictures of my GG Thomas William Renner B. 1892 in Northumberland and who served during the War with the 16th Royal Scots. I know this from a Bible and Tam 'O' Shanter marked with his service number in my possession which matches his MIC and...

    Started by Chef_Hendrix‎, 05-08-2018 3:01 PM
    asc, reserve horse depot, royal scots
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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