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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. 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 9:35 AM
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  2. 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 1:54 PM
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  3. Alfred Henry Barnett

    Hi, I am trying to find my relative on this website, but I can't get very far. I was expecting to find his army records on this site, as well as war diaries etc. I'm beginning to regret my subscription as I get more from Ancestry.com. Any advice about how to navigate this website would be...

    Started by Dollypeg‎, 14-09-2017 7:08 AM
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  4. William Mitchell Harris born Hatherleigh.

    I was notified that John Mitchell was looking for information regarding his grandfather William Mitchell Harris who served with the 3rd Devonshire Reg. in WW1. This name appears on the Methodist Roll of Service in the church in Hatherleigh but not on the full Roll of Service which is in the porch...

    Started by msjww1‎, 13-09-2017 11:38 PM
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  5. Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley

    Hi, I'm a volunteer working with the "Bringing Netley Military Hospital Alive" Project based at the Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Abbey. There are several volunteer groups working on the project. The Oral History Group (of which I'm a member) is interested in the memories of people who had...

    Started by Brenda0101‎, 06-09-2017 10:32 AM
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  6. Moved: Hello introduction and search info

    Started by stewpot47‎, 05-09-2017 10:20 AM
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  7. 1st Battalion Kings Own- Royal Lancaster Regt

    I am trying to investigate a relative (Lancelot Watkin), service number 2409. 1st Battalion Kings Own- Royal Lancaster Regt. He was killed on 30 Jan 1915 and is buried at the Strand Cemetery. I have downloaded the Regimental diary from National Archives. On the date of his death, it was a...

    Started by danw81‎, 22-08-2017 1:20 AM
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  8. Post Gheluveld: Why have Worcesters get the Glory?

    Gheluveld, the more I read of it, the more I see that the Worcestershire Reg 2nd Batt did their bit, but are given the glory for taking the village when they only held the Chateaux, when it was a guerilla force under Watson and Boyd that took and held the village. Im reviewing it for an edit of my...

    Started by tomasocarthaigh‎, 20-08-2017 9:51 PM
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  9. Question Reason for"gallant and distinguished service"

    We have a certificate stating a family relative, Lt F.W.Barker of the Royal Field Artillery: "Was mentioned in a despatch from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig dated ... 1919 ... for gallant and distinguished services in the Field. I have it in command from the King to record His Majesty's high...

    Started by Mrsmbarker‎, 21-08-2017 2:40 PM
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  10. World War One British Army Lists 1914-1918

    Hello Forum Members Can any tell me if the World War One British Army Lists 1914-1918 can be searched on line and if so point me to the correct website? Many thanks Richard

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 23-10-2007 8:10 AM
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  11. Walter woodcraft

    Looking for information on Walter woodcraft service no 472489 d 1917 Many thanks

    Started by becky22‎, 15-08-2017 4:14 PM
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  12. Golledge cousins

    Looking for any additional information on cousins william golledge b 1890 d 1915 service no 1573 and his cousin Joseph Henry golledge b 1890 d 1917 service no 315124 Both were riflemen Many thanks

    Started by becky22‎, 15-08-2017 4:12 PM
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  13. Archibald James crouch

    Looking for any other information on Archibald James crouch d 1916 aged 20 service no 2856 Many thanks

    Started by becky22‎, 15-08-2017 4:15 PM
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  14. 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 4:08 PM
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  15. British Army of the Rhine

    Is there any record of the soldiers, who served in the British Army of the Rhine, in the First world War?

    Started by carndook‎, 14-08-2017 5:36 PM
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  16. Albert William Packer DCM, why was it awarded

    Folks, I am stuck I know that 51408 Corporal, Acting Sergeant Albert William Packer was awarded a DCM 1916-1918 whilst he was serving with 97th Field Company, 21st Division, 4th Army. He was taken as a POW on 22nd/23rd March 1918 at Epehy during the First Battles Of The Somme - Battle Of St....

    Started by Raymond50‎, 04-08-2017 4:00 PM
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  17. POW in Belgium

    Hi, I'm hoping someone I'd able to help me. My great grandfather Ernest Henry Brant died as a POW in Belgium on 3/12/1914. He served in the RMLI Portsmouth Bn. Service No PO/10511 I'm trying to find out the camp he was in. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

    Started by KerryL‎, 04-08-2017 1:47 AM
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  18. Sherwood Foresters 10 th Battalion ,17th Divi

    Hello Just looking for more information about my Grandfather Private Clarence Arthur Edward Bunting from Matlock Bath who was a Runner for Captain Joyce in the Sherwood Foresters 10 th Battalion, 17 th Division. He joined in 1915 and was injured and gased at The Battle of the Somme. That's all I...

    Started by Stevens family‎, 31-07-2017 5:40 PM
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  19. Friendly Fire

    My Grandfather Reginald Thomas Dunstan was killed on 4th November 1918, by "friendly fire", but no one really knows how he was killed, except for that phrase, any idea, how to establish what this term really means?

    Started by Dunstan‎, 01-08-2017 10:31 AM
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  20. 2nd Leinster Regiment

    Hi folks, I'm new here! I'm looking for some information and I hope I've found a whole load of knowledgeable experts! Does anyone know anything about 2nd Leinster Regiment? I can see that they fought at the battle of Armentieres in October 1914, and at Hooge in the summer of 1915. However,...

    Started by SaraMc‎, 01-08-2017 5:39 PM
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