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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 9:41 AM
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  2. 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 9:54 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: OUT NOW! Issue 1. Forces War Records Magazine

    OUT NOW! Issue 1 of Forces War Records Magazine, our brand new periodical aimed at helping you to get the most out of our site, and your research as a whole. Each issue will contain one feature specifically offering genealogical advice, another delving into the history of a battle or period...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 31-03-2015 2:41 PM
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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 4:09 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 4:08 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 8:32 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 9:48 AM
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  1. Possible Military Birth- East India

    Hi - I am looking for the birth, in Belgaum, East India. Ellen Honora (or Hanora) Collins. From a 1891 UK Cenus record showing where she was born, her age was given as 34 and birth year 1857 I know it is hard to find the parents - but anything you can help me with, I would be pleased....

    Started by lucygrasshopper‎, 11-06-2013 12:14 AM
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  2. 70th Anniversary Lancaster Bomber

    Mods....not sure whether I have posted this in the correct forum but to me it seemed appropriate. This brilliant and moving piece of footage was taken at last week's 70th Anniversary Lancaster Bomber Memorial fly past over Chatsworth in Derbyshire and I thought that forum members would like to...

    Started by gasser‎, 23-05-2013 2:13 PM
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  3. Royal Garrison Artillery

    Looking for info on my Gt Uncle. Gunner Edward Naylen, No 114068. He signed up 11 December 1915 he died at home July-Aug 1919 aged 28. My Father always said it was from being gassed. Other info on paperwork found on Ancestry '270 siege bty' 'to Eng 27-7-17' and his number is 114608.

    Started by lillybones‎, 04-04-2013 5:02 PM
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  4. Seems Odd To Me

    I have been researching Lionel Percy Crowther born in Cumberland in 1886. He is in the 1901 census as a schoolboy and then in 1905 he went to New York as (I think) a draughtsman. In 1907 he returned from the US to England. The 1911 census lists him as a 21 year old Private in the Royal Marines...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 11-05-2013 10:03 AM
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  5. Stafford lad serving in the Royal Scots?

    I have just found the service record for my great Uncle James Finney who lived in Staffordshire but served with first the 12th Royal Scots (service) Battalion and later the 1st King's own Scottish Borderers. It is definitely him from the service record, same wife, home address and family so I am...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 30-03-2013 10:36 PM
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  6. Letters from the Front

    Perhaps this is a relevant time to remind forum users of my pages of history from WWII. The first contains transcripts of letters written by my uncle whilst on deployment in Norway (1940) & Belgium (1944). http://freespace.virgin.net/guy.etchells/WarDiaries.htm The second is a free...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 30-03-2013 6:25 PM
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  7. Thumbs up The Wartime Memories Project w/s Volunteers

    Hi all, I have been looking into my ancestor's military service in World War 1 and I have found that The Wartime Memories Project website has been very helpful with background information especially whilst reading the memories of other soldiers which have been submitted to the website from both...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 27-03-2013 2:37 PM
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  8. Looking for any Muster Rolls

    I am looking for information from Muster Rolls for the Pembrokeshire Militia around 1800 to 1810 - or if I am very, very lucky around 1795 when the last invasion took place. I am looking for Benjamin GIBBON who gives his occupation as Soldier in the Pembrokeshire Militia on his marriage record...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 20-03-2013 2:33 PM
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  9. Moved: 7th Dragoon Guards - 1916 Commendations

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-03-2013 4:53 PM
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  10. world war 1&2 records

    Hi i'm begining to search on the world war 1 & 2 route, i have army numbers for two of my world war 1 soldiers and their medal cards which i got from TNA other than that cant find them on line , and just a name and dob of one of my world war 2 soldiers, but i know that he fought in the battle of...

    Started by lisagrace‎, 21-03-2013 8:53 AM
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  11. Chelsea Pensioners

    One of my GGgrandfathers was James Stattard b abt 1811 in Quadring Lincolnshire. He m Sarah who was b in Ireland. In the 1851 Census and on he was mentioned as a pensioner. First child b in Ashton Lancashire. Their second Child was born in Gibralter Spain, the next 3 children were born in Barbadoes...

    Started by CaroleLee11‎, 25-09-2008 4:35 AM
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  12. WW1 Service Records

    I am currently trawling, page by page, through the WW1 Service records on Ancestry (looking for HAROLD HOLMES FULL - if anyone sees him, please shout!). Not every page has a link - and many of those that do have been mistranscribed (Fuller instead of Fulham, eg). Every now and then, a page...

    Started by fullscott‎, 15-03-2013 12:35 PM
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  13. Militia Service Records

    Before purchasing credits to view Militia Service Records on FMP can anyone tell me what information they contain? I have family members in Staffordshire, Buckinghamshire and Suffolk who joined Militia groups.

    Started by Annamarie‎, 09-03-2013 6:44 AM
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  14. Dispatches Mention Information

    Hello I'm trying to find out a little about my Great Grandfathers WW1 experiences. His name was William James Coulter born 1880 Prince of Wales Own West Yorks division Co Sejt - May No 200713 I know that he was mentioned in Dispatches on the 22nd May 1917, however where can I find out more...

    Started by lise7894‎, 08-11-2012 6:40 PM
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  15. Conscription Enquiry

    Hi, can anyone please let me know if there were lists of men who were called up for military service in World War II but avoided joining up. I am asking on behalf of a fellow family history addict! Any info. would be helpful. Thank you.

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 02-03-2013 4:05 PM
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  16. Just to clarify... Research guidance please

    I have only recently learnt 60% of WW1 records were destroyed. 1) Since many of my ancestors were colliers, I had assumed they did not do military service, since coal mining was an essential service. Now I am not so sure, especially since learning miners were used in tunnelling in the...

    Started by Annamarie‎, 25-02-2013 9:23 PM
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  17. National Service 1948-1951

    Hi I am trying to find out whether my grandfather did national service. He would have been 18 in 1948 so I thought he would have had to have done however I don't know how you find out these things. Can anyone help? Thanks Jamie

    Started by jmurray1‎, 16-02-2013 8:10 PM
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  18. My Grandfather ~ James Charles Richardson

    I have a certificate of Transfer to Reserve on Demobilization ~ this is the info on it Enlisted 22nd May 1916 For Suffolk Regiment. Regiment No 62887 or 62884 (not very clear) ~ Private Year of Birth 1898 Transferred to Army Reserve 24th October 1919 There is another number at the top of...

    Started by knbkms‎, 11-02-2013 5:41 PM
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  19. Smile British regiments stationed in Zante

    Hi Forum members, Could some kind person steer me in the right direction? I am looking for a list of British regiments stationed on the island of Zante , Greece in 1836 Could any one help? Thanks Peter

    Started by oldfizz‎, 26-01-2013 10:20 AM
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  20. Lt. J. Chilton L. Carter - 32nd Regt. b.1752

    Hi, I am a newbie, so I hope this is the way to post. it involves the 32nd Regiment of Foot. The years I am interested in are about 1770 to about 1796. My Great x4 Grandfather was Lt. John Chilton Lambton CARTER. He went by J. Chilton L. CARTER and was born in 1751/2 England, s/o John CARTER...

    Started by SuziePC‎, 05-12-2012 3:05 AM
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    06-12-2012, 1:59 AM Go to last post

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