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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 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. trench wrist watch

    I understand that the GOOD HOPE LEVER WRIST WATCH or trench watch was given out in the first world war,does any one have any further info,and were the serial numbers recorded.hullett4124

    Started by hullett4124‎, 19-11-2017 4:50 PM
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  2. Crest?

    Hi please can anybody help me identify this? I have looked around the net but have had no luck. Thanks

    Started by Tbarritt‎, 11-11-2017 11:05 PM
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  3. 4 days free access to some "Fold 3" records

    Ancestry appear to be offering free access to the "Commonwealth Collection" of "Fold 3" military records 10 November to midnight 13 November. But you have to register with Fold 3 (for free) first I think.

    Started by wimsey‎, 08-11-2017 11:00 AM
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  4. Ribbon Identification - Help Required

    I am trying to identify a campaign ribbon found amongst the medals of my relative killed in WW1. I have searched all sites I can out with success. I am hoping someone can help me. 3 equal vertical stripes Navy / Red / Orange or Brown or the other way around depending on which way round you...

    Started by Parky38‎, 19-10-2017 4:24 PM
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  5. 74th Foot Highlander

    Hi Guys I am looking for joining up records for John Nelson b 1820 of Paisley, He joined in Glasgow 10th June 1842, #2166 and Joseph Harper of Aidrie joined in Belfast IreLand 23rd Oct 1847 # 1762. I have both of their discharge papers which gave me their numbers etc. So I am chasing up...

    Started by LookingHard‎, 13-10-2017 11:03 PM
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  6. Frederick John Barrett

    I am hoping someone can help to locate the records for this person. This is what I know. Frederick John Barrett. Date of birth 3rd July 1914 in Hartlepool Durham. Served in the London Metropolitan Police (pre war) It is believed he served in North Africa with the Rhodesian Army during WW2....

    Started by daljul‎, 05-10-2017 9:31 AM
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  7. 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 7:57 AM
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  8. 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 1:39 PM
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  9. 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 11:08 AM
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  10. 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 1:02 PM
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  11. 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 11:07 AM
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  12. 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 3:50 PM
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  13. 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 4:05 PM
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  14. 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 1:47 AM
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  15. 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, 31-07-2017 11:48 PM
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  16. 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 8:53 PM
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  17. 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 7:48 AM
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  18. 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 12:37 PM
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  19. 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 10:13 AM
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  20. 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 7:08 PM
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