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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. Post Peter Anslow DLI 8555

    Hi i am trying to find information about my Grandad who was a 2nd Lieutenant in the first world war in the Durham Light Infantry. 8555. Hope someone can help. Thanks

    Started by Anslow18‎, 12-11-2018 10:22 PM
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  2. John Howe Honour WW1

    I am searching for WW1 military records for John Howe Honour. John was born 1 June 1880 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to parents Alfred Honour and Susannah Howe Seamons. He was an only child. John had a leg injury which was suppose to be from the war. He brought his family to Canada in 1928. I...

    Started by CarolRH‎, 11-11-2018 5:25 PM
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  3. Identify this cap badge please.

    This is photo of my great grandad, "William Joseph knight" can anyone identify his cap badge??

    Started by crezzer‎, 11-11-2018 1:11 PM
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  4. William Henry Webb

    Hi, I'm researching my great granddad who served in the Boer War and I just discovered that he also served in WWI. I know he rec'd the South African Victory medal but that's it. In the Boer War he was in the South Lancashire Regiment No 3079. Is it likely that he served in the same regiment and...

    Started by Geoff W‎, 08-11-2018 9:10 PM
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  5. Henry Springett

    Iím trying to trace family history and have been given an original postcard sent home by my Great Grandfather, Henry Springett (born 1888 Maidstone, Kent). Canít identify regiment. With this photo were commerative postcards which he appears on. Like so many returning from the war his experiences...

    Started by Huttc008‎, 04-11-2018 9:15 PM
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  6. Thumbs up Frank Hayes WW1 Gallantry award

    Hi all, my name is Michael and I've just started to do some research about my grandfather Frank Hayes who fought in the first world war in the Loyal North Lancashire regiment. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1917 for rescuing an airman from no-mans land but I have been unable to...

    Started by Mickmac‎, 07-07-2016 2:56 PM
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  7. can you help me identify this uniform please?

    Hi Im trying to find out a bit more about my great uncle's involvment in WW1. Like so many men he never really spoke about his time so i know nothing about where he served, but found this picture of him and what i believe to be his battalion, its a postcard but has no other clues on it. ...

    Started by Warren1944‎, 08-11-2018 12:29 AM
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  8. SS Calliope

    My great grandfather was in the RNR, and serving on the SS Calliope when she was torpedoed by a German U-Boat and sunk. I'm trying to find more information about its sinking and don't know where to start. I'm wondering if anyone on the forum has any suggestions? Also, I've found his RNR...

    Started by Severina‎, 21-04-2014 2:36 PM
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  9. Peter Gerrighty and Ambrose Ratcliffe

    Hello My two great grand uncles Private Ambrose Ratcliffe (Manchester regiment) and Private Peter Gerrighty (10th Battalion Cheshire regiment) both of which were killed in action during WW1. Can anybody tell me what sort of information this site would give me about what they did during WW1? ...

    Started by quiffdo‎, 08-09-2014 4:47 PM
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  10. 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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  11. WW1 - Restored film. by Peter Jackson.

    This is astounding. http://www.itv.com/news/2018-10-09/peter-jackson-brings-first-world-war-to-life-with-restored-coloured-footage-in-new-documentary/ Steve.:)

    Started by stepives‎, 09-10-2018 10:44 PM
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  12. West Riding Regiment H Turner

    Hello all, I am trying to find out about my grandfather, Herbert Turner's service in the West Riding Regiment. (Identified from a cap badge on a photo). I cannot find his attestation papers. We believe he served in France in the trenches. At some time (the end of the war?) he transferred to...

    Started by DebbieLou‎, 04-10-2018 5:28 PM
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  13. John Roberts - Dolwyddelan War Memorial

    Hi, this is my first post, so please bear with me if I do something wrong. I am researching all the soldiers I can find, that went away to fight from our small North Wales village and surprisingly (for me) the soldiers that survived (around 40) have been a lot easier to trace than the 13 on our...

    Started by Dolwyddelan‎, 05-10-2018 9:02 AM
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  14. R Holman RE number 95005

    Thanks for the welcome. I am not sure if I am taking the right route, however my Grandfather who was in the RE in Palestine during WW1 and was attached to 35th Army Troops Company. He was eventually evacuated via the Anzac casualty clearing station to Jerusalem and then back to the UK. Whilst I do...

    Started by Hyskeir‎, 02-10-2018 2:53 PM
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  15. 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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  16. Royal Garrison Artillery TF Names

    I've been tracing my grandfather's WW1 service. We knew he was in the Artillery, and served howitzers. He lied about his age and joined up soon after the start of the war. Probably one of "Kitchener Boys". There are two medal cards for Henry J Herring, one with a regimental number of 359, serving...

    Started by RobHerring‎, 08-10-2016 4:22 AM
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  17. My grandfather Thomas Audritt/Aldritt

    My grandfather who was recorded as being named as Thomas Audritt on his birth certificate was born in December 1899 and he would have been just been old enough to have served in the first world war. The story he gave to my older cousin was that he didnít go because he was colour blind but that...

    Started by clpws00‎, 09-09-2018 6:02 PM
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  18. WW1 uniform information

    Hi all, we are looking into our family history and came across a photograph of my great grandfather Frederick Walter Salmons. We are not 100% on what uniform he is wearing but we think it may be Royal Horse Artillery. If anybody knows anything about the uniform or regiment that would be a great...

    Started by Salmons‎, 07-09-2018 2:05 PM
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  19. Hunt for WW1 nurses, Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

    English Heritage calls for help to identify forgotten WWI nurses https://www.english -heritage.org.uk/about-us/search-news/photographs-of-first-world-war-nurses/ Peter

    Started by elsinore‎, 06-09-2018 11:28 AM
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  20. Old men enlisting for WW1

    A person B. 1855 would be 59 in 1914 at the start of WW1. Could he enlist, given that he may lie about his age. If impossible then I can dismiss it from my searches.

    Started by Patrick_dLG‎, 21-08-2018 5:52 PM
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