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

  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: 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. National Service

    Hi all, New to the commmunity. I'm looking for help and advice. I'm trying to find my dad's records from the time he was serving his national service, but I can't find any information at all. I also know he was in "The Glasshouse" for a short time. Can anyone advise me where I may find his...

    Started by MandyLouise‎, 03-09-2017 8:57 AM
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  2. WW2 Bible - A father and son mystery

    I've recently been given a lot of letters and paperwork belonging to my uncle born 1907. He was a Sapper in WW2. I have what seems to be his Army issue bible. The cover is a little battered but otherwise it is in good condition. The cover is marked as 'Active Service Edition' and inside the...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 16-09-2017 2:39 PM
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  3. Thoughts or experiences using FWR site please

    What are members thoughts and experiences on using the FWR site - ie taking up full membership? I've followed the link in Leslie Robertson's post to the FWR "Military Hospitals Admissions and Discharge Registers WW1" section and have found a very likely result for my grandfather in the free...

    Started by emmteeyess‎, 17-08-2017 12:08 PM
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  4. Boer War

    Hi. I'm trying to trace any records of Cornelius J O'Callaghan , married in Athlone military barracks, Ireland 1892 (we think) (possible his service #2988). He's was my G'Grandfather. After service he retired to Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland. His son Michael O Callaghan service # 24167 died from...

    Started by dessie‎, 31-08-2017 2:02 PM
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  5. Help required

    I have a photo of my grandfather James Carr b. 1897 d. 1951, he is dressed in military uniform. I have no idea what regiment. The tunic is plain apart from what looks like braid on left shoulder and medal ribbons above left breast pocket. I would be grateful for advice suggestions on where to go...

    Started by patbuck‎, 30-08-2017 12:07 PM
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  6. Decorations, Award and wearing

    The following may prove useful to those seeking information on medals and awards and order of preference when wearing them. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/medals-campaigns-descriptions-and-eligibility shows medals and ribbons, also gives eligibility for award. Guidance Wearing of Orders,...

    Started by macwil‎, 05-03-2016 4:50 PM
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  7. Crimean War - Light Brigade

    I recently learned from an 1881 Cincinnati Gazette newspaper article that my maternal 2nd great-grandfather, Mark King, was a soldier in the English Army. Let me tell what I know and what I want to know at this time. According to the article, Mark King: 1. Born November 30, 1834 in...

    Started by dhnadzam‎, 21-08-2017 5:05 PM
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  8. WW2 Army Records

    Any help on this will be appreciated. I emailed the APC Support Division, Army Personnel Centre, to ask them if they could check for my Dad's army records before I purchased a International money order to pay the fee to obtain the records. The lady who replied to me was very helpful but said she...

    Started by Trish in Oz‎, 20-08-2017 2:47 AM
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  9. Royal Scots Fusiliers equipment 1916

    Hi, Where can I get precise details about what my grandfather would have been equipped with at Thiepval Ridge in 1916. Thanks, Garth

    Started by Garth74‎, 01-08-2017 12:48 AM
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  10. Exclamation Auxilliary territorial service records

    How do I obtain my late mother's ATS records? She served 1944-1947 (I think). She married in October 1947, so presumably was discharged at that time. Thanks. Malcolm

    Started by macwil‎, 21-07-2017 9:53 PM
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  11. Wink FREE ACCESS

    ENJOY FREE ACCESS TO ALL UK MILITARY RECORDS* on Ancestry. *Access to the records in the featured collections will be free from 00:01 BST 21 July until 23:59 BST 24 July, 2017 WWI personnel records from the Great War, including Service Records, Pension Records and insightful War Diaries. ...

    Started by macwil‎, 20-07-2017 8:48 AM
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  12. Kut Survivors

    I recently discovered that my Grandfather (Jim Adams MM) was one of only 70 survivors from his regiment of the siege and subsequent forced march & imprisonment from Kut. He was a very brave man. I have no photograph of him and he died 2 years before I was born. I will never give up trying to find...

    Started by Jo Mortimer‎, 20-07-2017 1:37 PM
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  13. Battlefield tour give-away

    ‘Centenary of Passchendaele, Third Battle of Ypres’ & They Called it Passchendaele Battlefield tour give-away from Leger Battlefield Tours On the 31st July we will be remembering a Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, which had an estimated 245,000 allied and 215,000 German casualties...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 14-07-2017 11:13 AM
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  14. Where to start!

    Hi I am new to the site and been trying to work out the best way of doing research, My paternal great grandfather ( and his son) are shown as 'soldiers' in the 1918 register of voters. Both known as James Grey and the voters role was for 24 Crawford Street, Patrick, Glasgow. So all I have to go...

    Started by AlanG62‎, 09-07-2017 8:08 PM
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  15. Gillies Archives Sidcup, Medical records

    Firstly, as far as I can tell this covers both WW1 and WW2, and involves Australian, New Zealand , and Canadian personnel, as well as civilians. It's much easier for you to start by reading the link than for me to try and tell you about it....

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 03-07-2017 10:00 AM
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  16. Military birth Malta - need to find Parents

    Hello - I am using this Forum because I have exhausted my searching e.g. looking in the wrong places maybe. I have found John Patrick Henry on the 1911 Census. He was married in 1909 to Mary Alice James, a Widow. Daughter of one Elias James - Builder. John Patrick D. Henry was born in 1886....

    Started by lucygrasshopper‎, 06-06-2013 9:49 AM
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  17. History society seeking WWII stories

    EAST Woodhay Local History Society is carrying out research to find out more about the men from East Woodhay and Woolton Hill whose deaths in the Second World War are commemorated on the two village war memorials. CAN YOU ASSIST? See:...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 13-06-2017 8:59 AM
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  18. John, Henry & Joseph Ives. Princes Risborough

    This subject has been posted on other forums. So I may as well add it to this one.:) All sons of Henry Ives & Rebecca(nee.Smith) Ives. John Ives baptised.1808. Princes Risborough, Bucks. Henry Ives. baptised. 1813. Princes Risborough, Bucks. Joseph Ives. baptised. 1814. Princes Risborough,...

    Started by stepives‎, 15-05-2017 1:44 PM
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  19. Gilbert wilfred Evemy

    Looking for war info on behalf of my stepfather. His father now deceased was born Gilbert Wilfred Evemy on 1919 and served we think with Royal Berkshire regiment in World War Two but that is all the info we have Any help greatly appreciated

    Started by Becky2289‎, 12-05-2017 2:39 PM
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  20. 1557 Henry Bartholomew

    Henry enlisted 26th June 1878 at Maidstone aged 19 regiment no. 1557 ref WO25 542C. 20th Oct 1879 in Police Custody at Cirencester as a deserter and 1st Nov 1879 discharged under Secretary of State Order under escort. From Military Deserters 1812-1927 it stated missing from 50th Foot, Edinburgh....

    Started by Tomed1‎, 07-05-2017 12:01 PM
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