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Anything from early times up to the present day. (Any country)

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Military burials UK and overseas

    These burials are in various sites in England, Cyprus, Egypt, Malta and Singapore. The earliest is in 1756 in Sheerness Dockyard church; the most recent in 1985 in Bordon Garrison Military Cemetery https://www. deceasedonline.com/servlet/GSDOSearch I've just found that the above link doesn't...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 29-12-2015 8:41 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    See the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted , click HERE.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 26-04-2014 3:09 PM
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  3. 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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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Commonwealth Roll of Honour Project

    Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project Hi All, In view of the cost of a photograph from the private websites such as the Maple Leaf Legacy and the BWMP i have decided to start a new Project, the aims of the project are set out below. I am already working with The Veterans Affairs...

    Started by sniper617‎, 20-09-2010 7:32 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations used in ADM 171 (Medal Rolls)

    This information was originally in a post by forum member Billgardner. It has been turned into a sticky as it seems very useful. This might help you work out what some of the notations on the medal cards mean. iv) Abbreviations found in ADM 171 Interpretation of the abbreviations used in...

    Started by Procat‎, 19-03-2009 8:48 AM
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  1. 15% Tommy Discount - There But Not There

    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 12:20 PM
    discount, forces war records, military, military genealogy, offer, there but not there, tommy, world war 1, ww1
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  2. Cleaning Medals

    I have both my father's and my Polish F-I-L's WW2 medals and would like some advice on how to clean them. They are made of differing metals and am at a loss as how to go about it without spoiling the finish.Thanks for reading. Katarzyna

    Started by katarzyna‎, 22-11-2018 6:12 PM
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    22-11-2018, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  3. Question Uniform and rank?

    Hi all, Does anyone know what the uniform and rank of this person is please? Apologies if this is not in the right forum, feel free to move if I've got it wrong! Not seen chainmail epaulettes before either... I think it may be WW2 era, but not certain. Many thanks

    Started by craggus2000‎, 14-11-2018 8:57 AM
    chainmail, rank, uniform
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  4. Forces War Records NEW LOOK website

    Forces War Records, the website to visit for anyone researching their family’s military history or searching for ancestors through military data are excited to announce that it’s new and refreshed website is now live. With a fresh new design and feel, the new look website gives users the...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 21-05-2018 8:29 AM
    forces war records, genealogy, military, military genealogy, pow, world war 1, world war 2, ww1, ww2
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    17-10-2018, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  5. Arbour Hill Military prison Dublin

    A family are on the 1901 census but a line has been drawn through the details of the father who is a ‘soldier’ Then there is a note that says Head of family on Form H. Does anyone know what this means? Was he a prisoners? The family story is he deserted. Thank you

    Started by Sumi‎, 13-10-2018 9:24 AM
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  6. Regiments stationed in Guernsey

    Hi, I am trying to trace the regiment of an ancestor. He was stationed in Guernsey at the time of his 2 sons' births between 1811 and 1814. Would it be possible to find out which regiments were based there within these dates? Kind regards Janette

    Started by Janette1169‎, 12-10-2018 1:52 PM
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    15-10-2018, 9:01 AM Go to last post
  7. World War 1

    I came across this interesting story on BBC's website that I thought others might enjoy as well: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/A_forgotten_soldier

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 29-09-2018 6:46 AM
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  8. George Albert Rodgers

    Hi Im currently researching my great grand father George Albert Rodgers or Rogers who was born 25th September 1887 in Pershore, Worcester. His parents were Albert Rogers and Ellen Rogers (maiden name Finch). His son was also called George Albert Rogers who was born in 1919. Now on his birth...

    Started by brendonavoo69‎, 24-09-2018 10:53 AM
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  9. Records needed

    Hi, I'm in need of examples of military records. I already have Army and RAF, but would love to see some others, e.g. Navy, WAAC, if anyone would be happy to post any. Much appreciated! 😉

    Started by MJPoole20‎, 27-08-2018 5:25 PM
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    28-08-2018, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  10. Uniform identification

    Hi there, I’m new to forums so be gentle lol. I’m applying for my Irish citizenship and in doing so I’ve had to do a lot of research into grandparents and beyond to prove Irish lineage. Looking at the “English” side of my family tree I found this photo of who I believe to be my grandfather....

    Started by Sean the Viking‎, 24-08-2018 11:01 PM
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    24-08-2018, 11:56 PM Go to last post
  11. Wink WW1 Records FREE ACCESS

    Ancestry UK WW1 service records, medal cards, casualty lists and much more. Access to the records in the featured collections will be free from 00:01 BST 6 August until 23:59 BST 9 August, 2018. Good luck hunting.

    Started by macwil‎, 06-08-2018 7:22 AM
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    10-08-2018, 9:19 PM Go to last post
  12. Uniform Identification Help.

    Hi all, New to this website but wondering if anyone could help me identify this uniform of an unknown relative of mine. Might help me in my search to find out who it is. Hopefully you can make out enough details on the photograph. Thanks so much,

    Started by ALanigan97‎, 07-08-2018 10:35 PM
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    army, identification, uniform
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    09-08-2018, 6:55 PM Go to last post
  13. Over 1 Million ‘NEW’ WWI Casualty records

    Over 1 Million ‘NEW’ WWI Casualty records now transcribed by Forces War Records. Over 1 million NEW WWI Casualty records transcribed - What our WWI casualties collection database means to genealogists Forces War Records ‘WWI Casualty Records’ collection has now reached the milestone of...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 22-06-2018 2:16 PM
    army records, military, military genealogy, raf, wwi
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  14. Royal Engineers in Gibralter 1940

    Hi I am researching a cousin who was probably conscripted to the RE and sailed to Gibralter in 1940. He was a 2nd Lt. His occupation was a civil engineer. Does anyone know what he would have done there? I have read a bit about the tunnelling and the underground "city' created there, but...

    Started by anneco‎, 09-05-2018 3:16 AM
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  15. Boxer Rebellion 1900 / Tientsin Losses

    Hello, I am searching information about a British Soldier, who died in Tientsin, China, in 1900. Do you have any Idea, where to look for this? Thanks for any help! Petra

    Started by SearchSharp‎, 08-05-2018 10:54 AM
    1900, boxer rebellion, china, tientsin
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  16. Question Pensioner at age 32?

    Can anyone help? William Donovan born 19 Oct 1894 in Poplar, London is recorded on his marraige cert in 1919 as a farm labourer from Thannington and then on his son's birth cert in 1927 it says he is a tractor driver - army pensioner, but he would have only been about 32 How is this possible if...

    Started by taniav‎, 22-09-2008 8:50 PM
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  17. MSO - BRITISH ARMY GERMANY

    Good afternoon, During post WW2 my Polish father was employed by the British Army in the Fallingbostel and Schleswig-Holstein camps. I believe that he and other Poles were employed as guards under the Mixed Service Organisation (MSO) BAOR. Given the following information is it possible to obtain...

    Started by Henry1949‎, 10-04-2018 7:07 AM
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  18. 2nd battalion South Wales Borderers

    Hi all I have been looking for war records relating to my great grandfather Thomas Lynch. The only thing I can find relating to him in the military is a 1911 cencus. He was in the 2nd battalion the South Wales Borderers. Registration district 641, South Africa, piece 34977. His name Thomas...

    Started by C lynch‎, 06-04-2018 6:08 AM
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  19. Smile Women’s Auxillary Army Corps

    looking for HELP.. i hve a picture of a great aunt dated 1918. Helena Florence Corbett is wearing the uniform and cap badge for the WAAC - I cannot find her name listed - under Eleanor Florance Corbett, helena f corbett, h corbett or any combination........she was born 1899 lancashire. can anyone...

    Started by dillydot‎, 02-04-2018 1:26 PM
    corbett, helena florance, mackay
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    03-04-2018, 7:24 AM Go to last post
  20. WW1 Lincolnshire military

    Hi, I wonder if anyone can suggest how I can find out which military units were stationed within easy reach of Spilsby, Lincolnshire during the spring of 1918? I am trying to trace a boyfriend of an ancestor, but without much information. We do know he was socialising in Spilsby around Easter...

    Started by Elsey1‎, 28-03-2018 5:52 PM
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    29-03-2018, 7:44 AM Go to last post

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