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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forces War Records - Dedication Wall

    Remembrance Day is nearly upon us, a time to honour those who bravely fought, and lost their lives in wartime. The team here at Forces War Records have created something extra special for you - your ancestors Dedication Wall, where you'll be able to upload a photograph and post a lasting...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 31-10-2016 11:19 AM
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  2. 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: NEW FWR COLLECTION

    Imperial Prisoners of War held in Japan In 1945, 37,583 British and Commonwealth soldiers were released from Japanese captivity and Forces War Records has their details. During the course of the Second World War, over 140,000 Allied soldiers were captured by the Armed Forces of the Empire of...

    Started by TomBen‎, 17-08-2015 8:54 AM
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  4. 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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  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: 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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  7. 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. South African Constabulary

    My Aberdeenshire born great-uncle James Henry Gatt/Galt served with the South African Constabulary during the Natal Native Uprising. The year 1906 is mentioned on his WWI war grave. His Canadian military record states that he served for 6 years in Africa. Can anyone suggest where I could find...

    Started by pistolpat‎, 03-05-2014 9:36 AM
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  2. Female soldier in ATS - how to find records

    Trying to find war records for my wife's deceased mother who served in the ATS during WW2. Not having any luck as the drop down option do not list the ATS as an option. Anyone point me in the right direction please?

    Started by tomdocherty72‎, 07-05-2014 2:38 PM
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  3. WW1 Trying to find any information

    My Great Uncle Herbert or Albert William Blundell as he was known in Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) died in 1916 aged 19 in Belgium where he is buried. His brother my Grandad was John (Jack as he preferred to be called) Edwin Blundell was 18 years old and although he never spoke of his time...

    Started by scorpio66‎, 06-05-2014 11:46 AM
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  4. Imperial Forces, James Henry WALPOLE

    Hi Just wondering if any one can help me I have my Husbands Great Great Great Grandfathers Chelsea Pension Records which state James Henry Walpole born 22.08.1839 Lutterworth, Leicester, England. He joined the Imperial Forces (Army?) in Coventry 22.01.1859. He served in New Zealand for 6 years 39...

    Started by anncav‎, 07-05-2014 4:29 AM
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  5. Reference - James Brien / James O'Brien

    James Brien / O'Brien - Nationality & place of birth confirmation if at all possible from Church & Parish registers or Census records Served in the Royal Munster Fusiliers as a Private under Service No 6064 & was awarded the M.C. Also served in the Labour Corps as a Private, Service No 326470.

    Started by fwr_user‎, 06-05-2014 8:43 AM
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  6. help

    can anyone tell me why most of my family dont exist on this website when i know they did military service.

    Started by louisalondon‎, 29-04-2014 8:33 PM
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  7. Cannot find any info

    I have some info from Findmypast regarding my Grandfather. Silver War Badge Roll Transcription First Name Fred Last Name Scott Regimental Numer 9153 Rank Private Unit from which discharged East Yorkshire Regt. Badge Number 18209 Date of Enlistment 10-Apr-1909

    Started by Granddadscott‎, 23-04-2014 8:20 PM
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  8. Looking for records for Charol Meerwald

    My Grandfather Charol Lambert Bernard Meerwald who enlisted with the Royal Pioneer Corps at Euston London on 24/7/1940 he was posted to Bristol. He was in the 211 and 829 co #39. I am hoping to get the gaps filled for my father. Thank you.

    Started by Meerwald‎, 26-04-2014 9:47 AM
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  9. Unit/Army Number

    Hi all, I hope someone can put me in the right direction,I've just joined this site and would like to know how I go about finding my grandfather or great grandfather's army unit/number. Many Thanks in advance.

    Started by bluebells‎, 07-04-2014 10:17 AM
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  10. RFA Camberwell - 33 Division - B/156 Brigade

    My grandfather was No 11646, Bombardier Frederick William Blute R.F.A. B/156 Bdg, he was admitted into the 7th Stationery Hospital, Wimereux, France on the 6th April 1918 with shell wounds and suffering from the effects of mustard gas. The original Divisional artillery was designated...

    Started by p80644‎, 07-04-2014 12:27 PM
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  11. A Scottish Soldier

    As a new member I would be grateful if anyone recognises the uniform below, worn by my grandfather, possibly in the Boer War or early WW1

    Started by Cali01‎, 28-03-2014 5:35 PM
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  12. Soldier Lookup Please!

    Hi There, Please can someone help me on a lookup on any army record (1911-1920) on my grandfather William Flanagan. William Flanagan b.1886 Waterford, Ireland. I have William a PRIVATE on the 1911 UK Census in Quetta Baluchistan, India stationed there with the 2 Battalion Royal Irish...

    Started by Aldershot1‎, 22-03-2014 2:08 PM
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  13. How would a post-1818 pension have been paid?

    Daniel DOWNER, 1791-1862, served in the Royal Wagon/Waggon Train probably during the later years of the Napoleonic wars. He was discharged, aged 27, in 1818 when the Train was reduced to just two troops. His service record is at TNA and also on FMP (but I do not have a sub to the site). He seems...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 08-03-2014 5:41 PM
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  14. Seeking records

    Well I was invited to join this site and did so believing that I would be able to see my relatives service records.There is no information here so I think it is not worth doing. The information there is is not complete and irrelevant...I know more than what is on this site. I think it is a waste of...

    Started by Zahonado‎, 09-03-2014 10:36 AM
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  15. Moved: Burma

    Started by Poppysadream‎, 23-02-2014 2:59 PM
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  16. Anyone 'recognise' these uniforms?

    This is a photo that belonged to my grandafther which we believe was taken some time during WW1. The photograph has some writing on the back but only the address is decipherable; 218 Stow Hill Road, Newport, Monmouthshire. The house is still standing but I can't seem to find out it's history...

    Started by joycelyn‎, 06-03-2014 7:42 PM
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  17. RGA/48th trench mortar battery

    Hi all my ancestor henry robert chard served with the 48 th trench mortar battery,and lost his life on the 21st-august-1916 his reg no i believe was 2506, but can anyone shed any light on the battle he fought in or any information on his unit as my results have been sketchy at best? regards s chard

    Started by chards‎, 04-03-2014 11:47 AM
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  18. Question please help if you can thank you x

    today i received a small parcel that was quite unexpected along with some photos were my grandfathers copy of regular army attestation which says: "now serving with depot the Essex reg on my n.s liability also in sec 14 a) East Ang Bde of infantry, dated 1952 i know he served in Korea. i have his...

    Started by beckyl1‎, 03-03-2014 5:03 PM
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  19. WW1 Heavy Machine gun corp training battalion

    Can anyone give me any idea where the heavy machine gun corp training battalion trained im in the dark after finding out that one of my relatives was enlisted to this company. I have his records but it doesnt explain anything. Ta muchly

    Started by dizzy1‎, 01-03-2014 6:28 PM
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  20. Royal Flying Corps

    I have a family photo of my grandfather wearing uniform which shows a badge on his shoulder, Royal Flying Corps. From the age of the children I have guessed it was taken 1918. I can't find a Medal Card for him giving me some information as to his war record. I do realise many other records were...

    Started by Chrissie P‎, 07-02-2014 4:13 PM
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