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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. Help needed for a name to a number please

    I have found a service medal amongst my late mother's belongings. It is engraved with number 5997 Pte F......IR Fus but I cannot read name. Can anyone help or point me in right direction please. Thanks

    Started by Val stephenson‎, 22-07-2017 3:46 PM
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  2. Question WW1 Mention in Despatches research

    I was hoping that someone may be able to help me find out how to access the Mention in Despatches section in Documents on line (TNA). I am trying to find information about my great uncle Lt Cyrus Radcliffe Eller who was mentioned in despatches during his WW1 army service. I have tried a few...

    Started by blue wren‎, 15-09-2009 1:18 PM
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  3. 9th Sherwood Foresters and battles of Ypres

    This is one of those personal sites with a lot of bits and bobs in it, but that's because they all connect to the site owner in some way. (And I might be wrong to give emphasis to the Sherwood Foresters and Ypres.) http://www. ypressalient.co.uk/index.htm Certainly some interesting reading....

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 03-07-2017 3:38 PM
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  4. 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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  5. 1st World War Royal West Kent Regiment

    Hello I am trying to find some info on Frederick Arthur Emery. Served in RWK India 1917-1923. He was then Posted Back to England as a reserve until 1927 but his service record does not say were he was posted to. I am also trying to find a regimental photograph of Frederick Any help would be...

    Started by lett29‎, 21-06-2017 5:02 PM
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  6. 458 & 459 RFA howitzer Battery, 118th Bde, 1st. Canadian Div

    Dear Members, I would love to find others who have been researching the 458 & 459 battery who were with the 1st. Canadian division until 1916. The 458/459 batteries arrived France 11/3/1915. The 459th battery became D/59th Brigade 15/7/1916.......4 gun howitzer battery.

    Started by Steve Albin‎, 08-08-2008 7:20 AM
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  7. Help Needed

    I am tracing the history of my Great Uncle who died on the 8th June 1917. I have found out that at the time of his death he was part of the 9th Battalion Welsh Regiment and is buried at St Omer. I also know that he was in the 10th Stationary hospital in St Omer at the time of his death. ...

    Started by Lewisj‎, 01-06-2017 9:11 AM
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  8. Interment

    Hi I need some help / advice as I just keep drawing a blank....my great grandfather was Joseph Korn...born in Fulda Germany around 1846, he lived in Liverpool, dying around 1915. Am I correct in thinking that he would have been subject to internment? I can't find any records at all....

    Started by Denise10‎, 01-06-2017 1:47 PM
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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