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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. HLI help & info.

    Looking for details about Thomas McInnes (service no. 1820, HLI). Awarded Military Medal 1916. How can I find out where, why, details of service, even where he joined, etc. ?

    Started by HonestStag‎, 28-05-2017 9:15 AM
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  2. Battle of the Sambre

    Hello, I'm demanding some help if anyone can do. First of all I apologize for my level of English :wink: I'm from Spain and now I'm writing a theatre play about the last days of WW1, in the second Battle of Sambre One of the characters is a soldier of BEF. I'm wondering if anyone can...

    Started by tatius‎, 27-05-2017 1:58 PM
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  3. Loyal North Lancashire (7th Bat) (31/07/1917)

    I'm after some help. My great grandad died on the 31/07/1917 part of the 7th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire. We know he was posted to Ypres as his name is on the Menin Gate (lost in action) Is there anyway we can find out where they where exactly posted too; trench number location etc. We...

    Started by antsals‎, 16-05-2017 10:00 PM
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  4. WW1 Service records after re-enlistment

    I'm searching for the service records of my grandfather Patrick Norton Royal Dublin Fusiliers 27319. He signed up on 03.07.1916 and served mostly in France. He was wounded in September 1918 possibly early in the month at Ploegsteert or at the end of the month at Hooge near Ypres and evacuated to...

    Started by pmatthews2‎, 14-05-2017 9:24 PM
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  5. Looking for info

    Hi all, I cannot seem to find any information on Christopher Thomas Edgar Monks, served with the BEF in WW1.........ive put in his number but keep drawing a blank..id be grateful for any suggestions regds

    Started by Orange65‎, 12-05-2017 7:57 PM
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  6. Edward (Ned) Boyle

    Born 1890-92 Co Mayo, poss Kilkelly Service No 3889 Died 26 Apr 1915 Ypres Belgium Looking for any additional info

    Started by salder‎, 10-05-2017 12:19 PM
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  7. Looking for WB Murphy

    Hi there, I'm looking for anything on my grandfather William Bristow Murphy. All the relevant war records have no information on him. No service record survives I do know that he served in the Kings Liverpool Regiment 2/7th Battalion (266508) Info I have on him has come from a birth...

    Started by spud4210‎, 29-04-2017 3:59 AM
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  8. Question Look up inThe Genealogist please?

    Does someone have a subscription to "The Genealogist" who could look up the following WW1 casualty entry to see if this is my grandfather please ? Thank you. Casualty List: Wounded Name: H P Mitchell Casualty Status: Wounded Publication Year: 1915 Subscribe to see: Service Number, Regiment,...

    Started by HenryMitchell‎, 28-04-2017 2:35 AM
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  9. Red face RGA SIEGE BATTERY

    Hi , Im looking for information on my grandfather who served in WW1. He inlisted @ Dispersal Centre Duddingston Edinburgh 2/2/1915.Proceding to D. Battery 2nd SARB. This is the some of the information that I have found on Ancestry on his service Record and the writing is not very clear. What...

    Started by carolinemrg‎, 21-04-2017 1:48 PM
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  10. Kings Royal Rifles in Sheerness 1916

    My grandfather married my grandmother in June 1916 at Sheerness Registry office. He claimed to be 27, although he was born in 1885, and she claimed to be 17 ,although she was born in 1900. Family legend is that he was given the choice of war or prison because my uncle arrived not long after, and...

    Started by nuvvernewbie‎, 15-04-2017 9:07 AM
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  11. Fort Totten NY 1917

    Many years ago when I first got into genealogy, I was handed a huge rubbermaid tub of old photos my mother found at her parents house. In this tub was several photos that are of Co. F !st Regiment Engineers from June 1917 at Fort Totten NY. Problem is .... no names are on the photo. How can I find...

    Started by LorrieB1965‎, 10-04-2017 1:10 PM
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  12. enlistment date

    Im trying to find the date of enlistment of my great Uncle who died on the 9th April 1917 in France I know his service number and regiment and rank but would like to complete his story by finding out the date he enlisted. Any help appreciated.:clover:

    Started by minerva1959‎, 09-04-2017 10:15 AM
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  13. Maltese serving in WW1

    Hi all. Have recently discovered my Grandfather served in WW1/WW2 & was looking at a picture of him with medals abreast. From the picture I can evaluate he has the British War Medal, 1914-1918, The Defence Medal. I am unsure about the Star Medal though, Also where would I start to...

    Started by JOE1972‎, 03-04-2017 3:45 AM
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  14. Which Battalion was my grandfather in?

    He was SGT Robert J Roberts, Royal Field Artillery (Welsh Royal Garrison Artillery) From the medals he received I can gather that he didn't serve before 1915 & that he was Territorial Force after 1918. By 1925 he was working back in his pre-war occupation as a trimmer (pre-war on horse coaches,...

    Started by Roaming Roberts‎, 30-03-2017 3:56 AM
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  15. Aircraft factory London

    I have been trying to find out information about the aircraft factory where i have just heard my grandfather worked His name was Richard C A Shilstone born 1877 died 1951 He was in charge of ladies putting dope on aircraft bodies and wings. I have been in touch with the imperial war museum but they...

    Started by jennifer 150‎, 29-03-2017 4:47 PM
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  16. Albert Lees

    would like to know about my grandfather during wwi...he was with Sherwood foresters notts and derby regiment 2333 and 200463. 1914 1920 where was he during his time with the army? all I have is regiment numbers....warrant officer class 2 but went on to be company sergeant major Albert was born...

    Started by carol winckle‎, 27-03-2017 9:33 PM
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  17. Women in WW1 & 2

    I am trying to trace info on my Grandmother and mother. Really Struggling, everything is coming up for men not women.

    Started by Grannia‎, 20-03-2017 2:21 PM
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  18. Looking for Any Info

    My great uncle, Roderick McInnes, served with the British Army (from what I've been told) in India sometime in the early years of WW1. The picture is about all I have to try and find out anything about his regiment, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated... Ian

    Started by midsms‎, 15-03-2017 10:50 PM
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  19. Sergent who should not have been in France.

    Story of two brothers. Both joined the 2nd Bn Royal Irish Rifles, as boy bandsmen in the 1890s. One James John, served right through WW1 as Company Quarter Master Sergeant and died in 1952 The other Peter James (AKN George William) served with the resupply company in Belfast, up to medical...

    Started by youlesucceed‎, 15-03-2017 2:56 AM
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  20. records of discharge and/or admission /royal

    hi all Is there anyt records of enlistments ,discharge or hospitals 1916 2nd batallion Royal Scots?What became of injured soldiers after discharge? I have medal record and medals but am trying to piece his life before and after Yhanks in advance Deirdre

    Started by mammyleahy‎, 11-03-2017 10:20 PM
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