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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 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: 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. Records needed

    Hi, I'm in need of examples of military records. I already have Army and RAF, but would love to see some others, e.g. Navy, WAAC, if anyone would be happy to post any. Much appreciated! 😉

    Started by MJPoole20‎, 27-08-2018 5:25 PM
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    28-08-2018, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  2. Uniform identification

    Hi there, I’m new to forums so be gentle lol. I’m applying for my Irish citizenship and in doing so I’ve had to do a lot of research into grandparents and beyond to prove Irish lineage. Looking at the “English” side of my family tree I found this photo of who I believe to be my grandfather....

    Started by Sean the Viking‎, 24-08-2018 11:01 PM
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  3. Wink WW1 Records FREE ACCESS

    Ancestry UK WW1 service records, medal cards, casualty lists and much more. Access to the records in the featured collections will be free from 00:01 BST 6 August until 23:59 BST 9 August, 2018. Good luck hunting.

    Started by macwil‎, 06-08-2018 7:22 AM
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    10-08-2018, 9:19 PM Go to last post
  4. Uniform Identification Help.

    Hi all, New to this website but wondering if anyone could help me identify this uniform of an unknown relative of mine. Might help me in my search to find out who it is. Hopefully you can make out enough details on the photograph. Thanks so much,

    Started by ALanigan97‎, 07-08-2018 10:35 PM
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    army, identification, uniform
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  5. Over 1 Million ‘NEW’ WWI Casualty records

    Over 1 Million ‘NEW’ WWI Casualty records now transcribed by Forces War Records. Over 1 million NEW WWI Casualty records transcribed - What our WWI casualties collection database means to genealogists Forces War Records ‘WWI Casualty Records’ collection has now reached the milestone of...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 22-06-2018 2:16 PM
    army records, military, military genealogy, raf, wwi
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  6. 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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  7. Royal Engineers in Gibralter 1940

    Hi I am researching a cousin who was probably conscripted to the RE and sailed to Gibralter in 1940. He was a 2nd Lt. His occupation was a civil engineer. Does anyone know what he would have done there? I have read a bit about the tunnelling and the underground "city' created there, but...

    Started by anneco‎, 09-05-2018 3:16 AM
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  8. Boxer Rebellion 1900 / Tientsin Losses

    Hello, I am searching information about a British Soldier, who died in Tientsin, China, in 1900. Do you have any Idea, where to look for this? Thanks for any help! Petra

    Started by SearchSharp‎, 08-05-2018 10:54 AM
    1900, boxer rebellion, china, tientsin
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  9. Question Pensioner at age 32?

    Can anyone help? William Donovan born 19 Oct 1894 in Poplar, London is recorded on his marraige cert in 1919 as a farm labourer from Thannington and then on his son's birth cert in 1927 it says he is a tractor driver - army pensioner, but he would have only been about 32 How is this possible if...

    Started by taniav‎, 22-09-2008 8:50 PM
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  10. MSO - BRITISH ARMY GERMANY

    Good afternoon, During post WW2 my Polish father was employed by the British Army in the Fallingbostel and Schleswig-Holstein camps. I believe that he and other Poles were employed as guards under the Mixed Service Organisation (MSO) BAOR. Given the following information is it possible to obtain...

    Started by Henry1949‎, 10-04-2018 7:07 AM
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  11. 2nd battalion South Wales Borderers

    Hi all I have been looking for war records relating to my great grandfather Thomas Lynch. The only thing I can find relating to him in the military is a 1911 cencus. He was in the 2nd battalion the South Wales Borderers. Registration district 641, South Africa, piece 34977. His name Thomas...

    Started by C lynch‎, 06-04-2018 6:08 AM
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  12. Smile Women’s Auxillary Army Corps

    looking for HELP.. i hve a picture of a great aunt dated 1918. Helena Florence Corbett is wearing the uniform and cap badge for the WAAC - I cannot find her name listed - under Eleanor Florance Corbett, helena f corbett, h corbett or any combination........she was born 1899 lancashire. can anyone...

    Started by dillydot‎, 02-04-2018 1:26 PM
    corbett, helena florance, mackay
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    03-04-2018, 7:24 AM Go to last post
  13. WW1 Lincolnshire military

    Hi, I wonder if anyone can suggest how I can find out which military units were stationed within easy reach of Spilsby, Lincolnshire during the spring of 1918? I am trying to trace a boyfriend of an ancestor, but without much information. We do know he was socialising in Spilsby around Easter...

    Started by Elsey1‎, 28-03-2018 5:52 PM
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  14. FORCES WAR RECORDS ADDS NEW ARMY RECORDS

    Whilst census returns have revealed many long-lost souls there was still the matter of many thousands of British (English, Scottish, Welsh & Irish) subjects who remained unaccounted for. Some of them would have been merchant mariners or Royal Navy subjects away on the highs seas or folk who simply...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 20-03-2018 8:35 AM
    army records, wordwide index
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  15. ‘Did you serve at BMH Fayid in 1951?

    ‘Did you serve at BMH Fayid in 1951? Perhaps you knew Anne Frost (nee Griffiths)? Anne Frost was born 26 December 1930 in Brierley Hill, and later resided in Wordsley (both places are now in the Dudley Borough). Wanting to join the army, she undertook National Service as a nurse in Egypt in the...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 19-03-2018 1:10 PM
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  16. Can you identify this badge please?

    Hello, My names is Gill, I've just joined this forum as it seems a good place to ask for some help in identifying an embroidered badge on a military jacket my son has bought for his re-enactment hobby. I cant see anywhere to post an image to show you though. Can anyone help with this please? ...

    Started by The Book Fairy‎, 15-03-2018 10:26 AM
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  17. Battle of Amiens centenary commemoration

    600 tickets are available for descendants to attend an event on 8 August at Amiens Cathedral, France. The event, held in partnership with the Australian, Canadian, French and U.S. governments, will tell the story of the Battle of Amiens which heralded the Hundred Days Offensive and the path to the...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 15-03-2018 11:45 AM
    battle of amiens, centenary, commemoration, ww1
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  18. Bernard Madden WW1 and WW11

    Hi my name is Myles, I live in Alberta now for 43 yrs in Canada, I was born in Belfast. I really like Family History, and am hoping to find some info on my Grandfather Bernard Madden who was in WW1, and the Merchant Fleet in WW2, and possibly a Submariner. Cheers:wink5:

    Started by Roentgen‎, 05-03-2018 6:55 PM
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    13-03-2018, 12:35 AM Go to last post
  19. MBE (Military)

    My Great Uncles Military Service Record(RAF) has two entries of significance. M in D (Mentioned in Dispatches) 02 June 1943 M B E (Military) 14 July 1945. My Uncle wishes to know what the MBE was for and to see a citation. There is an announcement of the MBE in the London Gazette but no...

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 08-03-2018 5:29 PM
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  20. royal irish regiment clonmel 1908 HELP

    My Grandfather (Edward Wilfred Wilde) was stationed here and Married my Grandmother Sarah in Wexford (1908) and that's about as much as I know,although he was also stationed in Guernsey (Royal Guernsey Militia I think)in 1911 as my father was born there how do I find out any more about him and...

    Started by wildtel‎, 14-02-2018 6:16 PM
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    clonmel, guernsey, nasirabad, wexford
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