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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 12:19 PM
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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 9:41 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 9:54 AM
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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. Place of death

    Can anyone supply me with details on the death of Major General George Lloyd Reilly Richardson, he died on 1 January 1931 Many thanks. David

    Started by 4brigade‎, 31-01-2014 12:52 PM
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  2. My Grandad

    I have just subscribed to Forces War Records to hunt for my Grandads war record & it appears not to be there. As I am new to this any hints. His name was Claude Ivor Hopkins & he drove tanks through Africa & I think Palistine he was from Bristol & made it through the war. Any hints how to find...

    Started by deb9aph‎, 29-01-2014 12:40 PM
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  3. Liverpool Kings Regiment

    For a research project for my sister in school she has to write about a ancestor who fought in WWI. Unfortunately I don't know of anyone, but I do have a relative who was old enough to go to war but not to young. Searching online I realize that 60% of records for soldiers in WWI were destroyed in...

    Started by abbie14‎, 21-01-2014 7:26 PM
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  4. Armourer Sergeants

    My apologies for posting such a stupid question to which, I am sure, there is an embarrassingly simple answer. The following was a result from a Search engine enquiry: • Forum: Military - General www.british-genealogy.com/forums/forumdisplay.php/348-Military... Amongst a collection of old...

    Started by Peter35‎, 11-01-2014 7:47 AM
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  5. Thumbs up British South African Company Scouts

    Where can I find out more information on my ancestor enlisting as a scout in the British South Africa Company, he was from England and joined during or after the Boer War, he was from Doncaster South Yorkshire (West Riding). Were there many who joined the company form England and Yorkshire region?...

    Started by Noble1‎, 09-01-2014 8:40 PM
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  6. MILITARY 1N 1948


    Started by julieblue‎, 07-01-2014 10:20 PM
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  7. Historic Document Library

    Forces War Records striving to offer you fresh information about your ancestors, we are constantly updating our data and searching for exclusive lists and historic documents that aim to offer that extra bit of insight, not provided by other, less niche genealogy sites. If you’re interested in...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 03-01-2014 9:34 AM
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  8. Information on Soldiers from Saltaire

    Hi, I live in the village of Saltaire on the outskirts of Bradford. I am researching WW1 soldiers from Saltaire. Using sites such as Ancestry and CWGC and local newspapers I found nearly 600 soldiers so far. If anybody has any information on any soldier from Saltaire, I would be most grateful...

    Started by rokerman‎, 31-12-2013 9:33 AM
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  9. malta 1815

    How do I find the birth record of a British citizen born in Malta in 1815? Ancestor of mine, James Samuel Chandler, whose family is from Lambeth, London, was born there. did they bring their wives and children? I am guessing his wife was from London, all the children's names are typical English. TIA

    Started by walshk1‎, 29-12-2013 9:17 PM
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  10. WW1 - 373 Company - 20 August 1917

    The Daily Orders for 373 Coy are filed in Anc****y's WW1 Service Records for Robert Francis FULLER. Pages 3541 & 3542 of the F>Fu>Ful section. Not much detail, but if you know your ancestor was in 373 it may be of interest. Lots of names: Rowland, Heath, Punt, Sheriff, Waters, Goldie, Read,...

    Started by fullscott‎, 24-03-2013 2:36 PM
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  11. Question What is "Record Office No. 5"?

    I believe I have successfully found my father's father in the Royal Artillery, 1945, and as a POW in Poland. They were separated when my father was 2yrs, during WWII. To gain more info I must refer to Record Office No. 5. Would anybody be able to help me with contacting this office? Thanks.

    Started by rcmacf‎, 26-11-2013 4:48 PM
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  12. Not finding any results

    Hi there. Just joined and trying to find out some details for my mother-in-law. However, whatever I enter, I cannot find any details at all. I am trying to find details of the following N.D. Carter - I have his medals from the 1st WW. He was in the Somerset Light Infantry. James McIntosh...

    Started by lhdavid‎, 12-12-2013 12:31 PM
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  13. Imperial Forces - India

    Have had a sis-in-law tell me her father went and joined the Imperial Army and went to India but how do I search to try and find him for her please

    Started by Joy Fisher‎, 30-11-2013 10:03 PM
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    Can anyone help, I am trying to find the Death of Hubert Stanley HOWARD-JONES born Newport Monmouthshire 1869. 1902 married Rose Isabel Mary PURNELL in Cardiff Glamorgan 1903 Living in Lambourn Berkshire 1914 WW1 he is a Captain and Sugeon in the Army Veterinary Corp 1917 War badges...

    Started by maesglas/ssclub‎, 26-11-2013 3:40 PM
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  15. Service Photographs

    Does anyone know if service photographs are available for military personnel in WWII. I am specifically seeking information on Frederick Thomas Purnell. Have found his death and burial record (Reichswald Forest War Cemetery Cleves (Kleve), he was with Manchester Regiment, 1st Battalion, Service...

    Started by purnellkid‎, 11-11-2013 7:21 PM
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  16. Lives of the First World War

    The Imperial War Museum has just launched a project entitled "Lives of the First World War", where they are looking to archive and chronicle the lives affected by the war. They have a dedicated web address: http://www.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 03-11-2013 4:02 PM
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  17. Ancestor Charles Brichen in RA

    Charles Brichen - Birth, Marriage, Death not found. Notes on him are taken from sons' records. Son George Brichen born abt 1799 in England; Son Henry born abt 1808 in Ireland (Dublin) (ages taken from 1851 Census in Aberdeen, Scotland). Note: Brichen varies in spelling ie. Brichan, Brechin, Brechen...

    Started by HGS46‎, 04-03-2013 3:16 PM
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  18. World War 2 Records

    This is just a note to say that I've received a letter back from the RAF (for an historical search on my Grandfather who was in the RAF during WWII), and they've stated that it'll take up to 20 weeks for a response to arrive... :yikes: Just a warning to those who might be expecting a quick...

    Started by usernick‎, 30-09-2013 4:19 PM
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  19. George Lewis 16th Lancers

    Hi All, Was wondering if anyone could perhaps answer some of my questions about George Lewis. George Lewis born 1872 Wilton Wiltshire, child of George Lewis and Eliza Jane Bacon. He joined the 16th Lancers at the age of 14yrs in Dublin, Ireland and was a musician, over the durarion of his...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 12-09-2013 1:52 AM
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  20. Private R P Laker The Buffs 1918

    Reproduced below are the details of my great uncle. I have visited his grave at Lapugnoy France. I know he died as a result of a gas attack but I do not know where or when. I don't think the attack was on the same day he died because I believe that initially he went to a clearing station. If I...

    Started by davaaris‎, 21-01-2010 9:42 PM
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