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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forces War Records partners with Remembered

    Forces War Records is delighted to be partnering with Remembered, the charity behind the There But Not There campaign which saw their Tommy statues appearing all over the UK and around the world in 2018. Their 10”/25cm tall Perspex® acrylic ‘Tommy’ was designed to commemorate the 888,246...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 29-03-2019 10:08 AM
    army, discount, genealogy, military, military genealogy, navy, raf, remembrance, wwi, wwii
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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: 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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. RE: Barnsley Hall EMS - WW2

    At the onset of the second WW there were a series of Emergency Hospitals (EMS) built by the Ministry of Works around the country. One such hospital was one built in the grounds of Barnsley Hall Mental Hospital near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. I lived no more than 300 meters from its boundary...

    Started by fwr_user‎, 02-03-2015 7:52 PM
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    16-06-2019, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  2. King's German Legion Band 1809

    I am looking for info on Louis/ludwig Spindler who was the Band Master of the King's German Band. In 1819 he left Sandhurst at his own request to became the master of the Band in the 33 Reg. but he must have left the army by 1821 as by then he was in Edinburgh and became a music teacher. I know a...

    Started by michellemcintosh3‎, 10-11-2011 6:53 PM
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    08-06-2019, 8:48 PM Go to last post
  3. Question Leslie Wardle dob 1915

    Leslie spent some time serving in Palestine, and I assume it was after WWll had ended. He is my son's grandfather. There are no family members alive to ask about his military history. I know he served in Palestine as I remember seeing photos of him with tents in the background and read a typed...

    Started by OldBird‎, 06-06-2019 6:30 PM
    palestine, wardle
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    07-06-2019, 8:57 AM Go to last post
  4. Assistant Commissary-General - where to look?

    Hi Geneology Friends! Im researching my GGG Grandfather, William Mackay. Not sure of where he was born,(abt.1786) but he was married in Barbados (1822), and died in Swansea, Wales (1846). What I was hoping for some help with was I have information that he was in the armed forces , as in...

    Started by EliseHallinan‎, 08-05-2019 12:55 PM
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    08-05-2019, 7:09 PM Go to last post
  5. National Service 1940s

    I am a bit puzzled about the following question. A person I am researching was born in 1925. He served in the army at the end of WW2, presumably as soon as he was old enough. He then went to university in 1947, but took an accellerated course of only two years, on account of doing National Service...

    Started by soonguy‎, 02-05-2019 10:07 AM
    national, peacetime, service
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  6. Second Boer War

    Hi, I wondered if someone might be able to help me. My Great Grandfather fought with the 2nd Hampshire Regiment during the Second Boer War, he sailed from Southampton, Hampshire 4th Jan 1900 and arrived in Cape, South Africa 23rd Jan 1900 on the Ship ASSAYE. What I am trying to find out is...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 24-04-2019 10:03 PM
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    25-04-2019, 7:41 AM Go to last post
  7. Help to find this man with two names

    I am hopeless at searching TNA for military records so hope someone can help me. I want to find out if my grandfather served in WWI. He was born Ernest Charles Hawkins on 2nd April 1875 and worked in the catering trade as a waiter, butler etc. pre-war and post-war. He was baptised Charles...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 24-04-2019 10:25 AM
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    24-04-2019, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  8. Khedive's Star

    Hello, I am trying to identify a man in an old glass slide photograph. He is in a Kilt and appears to have both a Khedive Star and an Egypt medal. My best guess is that he was part of the Cameron Highlanders. How would I go about finding the records of men who received both medals from this...

    Started by acorn_baby‎, 16-03-2019 3:35 PM
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    20-03-2019, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  9. Charles Brennan in British military pre 1884

    Charles Brennan, 1st husband of my great-grandmother, is found in The Hampshire Advertiser County Newspaper - June 7, 1884, p. 7, Col. 2,"Two Suicides in one day", It says he was a member of the Army reserve, and had previously suffered a fever while serving in India or Africa and was afraid from...

    Started by b2twrgen‎, 18-03-2019 6:04 AM
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  10. Royal West African Frontier Force

    Researching William W Fairhurst who served in the Royal West African Frontier Force No3TTS in Elmira, West Africa in 1944. Can anyone explain what the No3TTS means? Thanks Sue

    Started by suemalings‎, 07-03-2019 9:58 AM
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    07-03-2019, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  11. Maximum age for WWI service; Domestic service

    I am a post-grad student from Austsralia researching an artist named Paul Sidney Goodwin (but he was commonly known as Sidney Goodwin) who was born in Southampton in 1875. A newspaper article in 1915 said he had "laid aside the brush for the sword in the service of his country". I can't be certain...

    Started by stepmars‎, 23-01-2019 6:56 PM
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  12. MOD Medals and Records Offices at 2019 Shows

    The MOD Medals and Records Offices, part of DBS, are to attend the Family History Show at the following events: York - 22 June South West at UWE, Bristol - 6 July Sandown - 24 August Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace - 26-27 April

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 22-01-2019 12:56 PM
    exhibition, medals, mod medals, raf, wwii
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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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    15-10-2018, 5:42 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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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    29-09-2018, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  20. 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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