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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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    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Looking for military record of my grandfather

    My grandfather was George Henry Morris, known as Harry. He was born on 19 July 1884 in Tavistock, Devon. His father's name was John. The first I knew of him actually being in the Army was when I was sent a photograph of him in uniform. I have also found a Comrades of the Great War badge but...

    Started by Devon54‎, 09-03-2017 8:18 PM
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  14. Comrades of the Great War badge

    I have found a Comrades of the Great War badge which must have belonged to my grandfather. I know he was in the army but have yet to find his service record. The Comrades badge is made by J R Gaunt of London and has a number printed on it. Please can anyone tell me if the number identifies the...

    Started by Devon54‎, 07-03-2017 9:04 PM
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  15. WW1 Grenadier Guardsman

    I am tracing my family tree and have a photo of a man in uniform who I think was my uncle - William C. Pickard. On the back of the photo is his No. 269732 and that he was at Victoria Barracks, Windsor, Berkshire. No dates. It looks as if he was in Canadian Garrison Regiment in 1920 ? I don't know...

    Started by Selina17‎, 04-03-2017 6:04 PM
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  16. The Somme of Greece?

    I believe my great grandfather fought at the Somme but his service record suggests he was in Salonica at the time. Is this possible or just bragging after the event?

    Started by Ethan2017‎, 01-03-2017 12:03 AM
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  17. info on Horace Eaton 2599 northumberland fus

    Hello, I was just wondering if anyone could help me, we were always told my great great uncle Horace Eaton was killed on May 8th 1915 at Passchendaele, his name is on the Menin Gate memorial. After the recent death of my Aunt a letter has been found (attached) from the red cross dated July 1915...

    Started by Simoneaton‎, 28-02-2017 5:45 PM
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  18. McCormick 2nd Inniskilling Fusiliers

    Hi, I have the following information of grandfather. William John McCormick Born 20/8/1896 in Belfast, 26456 William McCormick, 2nd Inniskilling Fusiliers, captured 21/3/1918 at St Quentin. Father William J McCormic. I know a lot of records have been destroyed but would love to find out...

    Started by Angie61‎, 20-02-2017 12:23 PM
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  19. records for people who worked with biplanes

    Looking for information on my Grandfather during the 1st world war, joiner working on repairing biplanes. Name of Jack Carter.

    Started by elwins‎, 19-02-2017 2:17 PM
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  20. Looking for any info on my grandfather

    My grandfather, named Thomas Wilkinson was in the Manchester Regiment during the Great War, the only information I have about this part of his life is a single photograph in uniform, taken in the UK by Sharples of Seacombe. His uniform is devoid of identifying badges except for the Manchester cap...

    Started by martinpw‎, 23-01-2017 11:56 PM
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