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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Red Cross "Prisoners of the First World War"

    This database can be found HERE. The system seems to work best if you only feed the search engine a surname (I haven't tried the very common names). It also involves a LOT of scrolling. The first search box should take you to a card (or cards) with forenames on it - the important thing is the...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 03-09-2018 8:16 PM
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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. Lieutenant Robert Weir Royal Scots

    I have made a start in researching the military records of Lt. Robert Weir of 1/8th Batt. Royal Scots. The limited information available states that he was killed in action on 16 November 1916 and buried in Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery France. It seems from most sources that there is limited...

    Started by DNASearcher‎, 08-06-2019 1:24 PM
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  2. William Nunn 25259

    Hello My great Grandfather was in the Yorkshire Hussars by the name of William Nunn number 25259. I cant seem to find any information anywhere on him, so if you could help that would be great. He was born in Middlesbrough in 1897 i believe and died in 1955. I have one of his war medals and...

    Started by Brian Nunn‎, 05-06-2019 11:04 PM
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  3. Help deciphering handwriting!

    Hello! I'm researching Frederick William Lyndsell (11748, East Surreys) and have been looking through his battalion diaries to track his movements through the war (he signed up 1915, was posted to France just post-Somme in 1916 and died in August 1918). However, I'm totally unable to make out...

    Started by Lyndsell‎, 27-05-2019 9:04 PM
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    Can anyone tell me what dates or actions are reflected in the Home Office Casualty List issued on 19th September 1915? I am interested in casualties in the Hooge Action of end July/early August 1915 and in particular the 8th Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps.

    Started by Adrian Bailey‎, 29-05-2019 8:49 AM
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  5. Question HMS Victory II & HMS Firequeen

    |help| I am trying to get some information on the above, but the time period is some 10 years before the start of WWI. I know that Victory II was a Shore Station and during WWI, I believe that it was located at Crystal Palace, but was it in Portsmouth in 1905? Also, has anyone any information on...

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 12-10-2005 6:22 PM
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  6. Over 2 million NEW WWI Casualty records

    Forces War Records ‘WWI Casualty Records’ collection has now reached the milestone of over 2 million individual records transcribed and available to search by name. The collection is compiled from the ‘Daily War Office Casualty Lists’ and the ‘War Office Weekly Casualty List’ by His Majesty’s...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 17-05-2019 8:03 AM
    army, army records, cwgc, wounded, ww1
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  7. How to identify battalion

    I know my grandfather served in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and Royal Warwickshire Regiments during WW1 and I have his service numbers. How can I find out which battalions he served in, so I can find out which countries he was in?

    Started by vivowen‎, 03-05-2019 4:33 PM
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  8. August DAMPS - a German in Britain during WW1

    I wasn't sure where to put this post, so apologies if it's ended up in the wrong place. I am trying to piece together what may have happened to my 2nd great grandfather August Damps (b1872, Danzig) after the war. I was originally struggling to find out what happened to him after 1911 census as...

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 23-04-2019 9:54 AM
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  9. Searching for info about medal I found

    Hi, I have come across an old medal, that my late stepfather found whilst metal detecting, that I am trying to find out some information about. Limited info online so hoping you can help. 3396 Private J Devine Scots Rifles. He was attached to 16 Bn Royal Scots and died on either 1st/2nd/3rd...

    Started by Scottiemuir1777‎, 17-04-2019 10:30 AM
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  10. Angry Different dates of death

    I wonder if anyone can help. I am researching my ancestor John James Mckeown who died serving in WW1. I have details of two different dates of death and two differing places of death. The commonwealth graves commission has him down as being buried in Brandenburg in Germany having died on...

    Started by dimarymc‎, 25-02-2019 11:54 PM
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  11. Understanding Internment record

    From FMP I have gleaned the following record relating to the internment of an individual during 1914-1918. " 263.542. Langwasser Jacob. Torquay. 56/40 BB Wife. 3 ch. Quarryman. Classes 6 and 7. - (2 sons serving)". I assume BB stands for "British Born" and would like to know what the other...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 04-02-2019 10:57 PM
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  12. William Robert Charlton 457859

    Is anyone researching William Robert Charlton, Royal Engineers, 457859, who died 12th September 1918. He was from Morpeth Northumberland. This is all the information I have about him and I would like to know more. Please email cool_cool40 AT hotmail DOTcom Northumberwoman

    Started by Northumberwoman‎, 20-05-2014 4:18 PM
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  13. WW 1 Medal Information

    Been trying to search the information I have on a WW 1 medal in my possession. It's the British War Medal. It is inscribed with Dvr. E Flannigan R.A. 250600 . Ideally I'd like to try and find if this soldier has any living relatives or pointed in a direction that could. Any help would be greatly...

    Started by jumper0888‎, 29-12-2018 3:25 PM
    information, relatives, war medal, war records
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  14. WW1 Medical Records

    Through searching the "Forces War Records", I find that my late father-in-law was admitted to "34 CCS" in October 1917 and then transferred to "Sick Convoy" on 14 Nov 1917 and repatriated on "No 32 Ambulance Train". His condition was stated as "Neurasthenia" My question is: Will there be any...

    Started by Captain Mike‎, 07-12-2018 2:30 PM
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  15. 'There But Not There' Tommy 15% Discount

    Bring Tommy Home for Christmas Armistice did not end The First World War for everyone. In fact, 18,355 British and Commonwealth soldiers died between the end of the First World War and New Year’s Eve 1918. There But Not There is working with Forces War Records to ensure this often forgotten...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 10-12-2018 10:45 AM
    armistice, army, army records, discount, forces war records, military, military genealogy, there but not there, tommy, world war 1, wwi
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  16. Conflicting photo information and medal info

    Hi I'm researching my grandfather in WW1. According to his medals he was in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and I've looked up his number and found out he served in the 16 th batallion from 1915. I'm confused because we have a photo of him but he's wearing a collar badge that's for Cardiff city...

    Started by Warren1944‎, 02-12-2018 9:47 AM
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  17. Help deciphering place of death

    My 3x great-uncle Cyril Stanley Buckles (born 1894) died of his wounds on 24th April 1918. I have his place of death but don’t understand what it means other than it was a hospital in France. 1 Can G Hos France Any help would be appreciated

    Started by Devsom‎, 25-11-2018 11:23 PM
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  18. 2nd Battalion Border Regiment

    Where might I find detailed information about the movements of the 2/border regiment after ww1. I know they were posted to Malta, Rawalpindi and Tientsin in China. I would like to know what thet did there. My connection is with a "Harry" Greene QMS 2/Border Regiment.

    Started by oconnellt‎, 26-11-2018 2:14 PM
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  19. Infantry Base Depots

    Hello Can anyone tell me where the 2nd Battalion Queens RWS had their Base Depot. As part of the 7th Division I think it was at Harfleur. Cheers Brian

    Started by Brianaw‎, 22-11-2018 3:30 PM
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  20. Can anyone indentify this cap badge please?

    Does anyone know what cap badge this is? This is my great Grandfather Thomas Morris in WW1. I cant find any military records for him but my Grandma told me he was a cook in the war and he also looked after the horses.

    Started by Bethgw‎, 17-11-2018 10:51 AM
    cap badge, uniform, ww1
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