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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. 729th M.T. A.S.C.

    I am trying to find out what my great uncle did during his military service. On the absent voters lists I have found: DM2 /196239 Pte. 729th M .T., A.S.C. So according to the long long trail he was in the Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport and an Mechanical Transport Learner. But I...

    Started by GeedeeEm‎, 23-02-2018 10:56 AM
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  2. 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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  3. German military records

    My 2nd gt grandfather August Damps was German and moved to Britain some time before 1901. In 1915 he was taken to an internment camp in Surrey. In the register (listed as August Dambs) he is listed as a soldier even though in all other records I've found him in, there is no mention of him being...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 20-02-2018 10:12 PM
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  4. Ernest Alfred Mills

    Hi I want to know what happend to Ernest Alfred Mills who was wounded in the 1st world war his Service Number is 20704 in the Gloucestershire Reg Regards A Mills

    Started by Pargolf‎, 16-02-2018 6:36 PM
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  5. Help to identify regiment please

    Can anybody kindly identify the regiment of this young officer from his collar badge please? I believe he received his commission in 1917 on being posted to France and was put in charge of a group of Chinese labourers force until the end of the war. He previously served with B Company,...

    Started by Jack1917‎, 10-02-2018 7:09 PM
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  6. Trying to identify uniform and regiment

    This is the only photo I have of my grandfather in uniform and I know nothing of his army service. It is during WW1 as I can age it from his young daughter in the photo. He was from Tavistock in Devon but I cannot find a service record for him. He was George Henry Morris, born 1884. I would be...

    Started by Devon54‎, 03-02-2018 8:58 PM
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  7. Royal Irish Rifles/Fusiliers

    Hi all, I am new to the community and am looking for some help, or direction to research my Great Grandfathers actions during the Great War. I have tried searching the records on the site and am hitting somewhat of a brickwall, Google isn't much better either. My G.Grandfather was a Pte....

    Started by impossibleshot‎, 31-01-2018 6:01 PM
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  8. Royal Flying Corps.

    The above photo`s are of my late Grandfather Owen Parry born 31st.Oct. 1882 in Liverpool Lancs. after serving in the Boer War he also served during the WW1. As I cannot find any details of his service online I am hoping some one on this forum could help, thanks. parryo {at} aol.com

    Started by parryo‎, 21-01-2018 3:33 PM
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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
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  12. 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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  13. 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 wont award him the posthumous star medal as I cant prove when he joined the war. Any guidance greatly...

    Started by Lynne-Marie‎, 10-12-2017 5:44 PM
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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