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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: 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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. POW WW2 Escapees from Italy to Switzerland

    Hi. I am trying to find out more about my Uncle Walter Smith of the Highland Light Infantry. He was reported a s a POW in Italy, Capua camp but by Jan 1943 had escaped to Switzerland to an internment camp. The family story is that he went over the Alps guided by Italian Partisans. I would love...

    Started by bevhen‎, 16-08-2014 6:16 PM
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  12. Abbreviations connected with WW1 hospital

    Whilst checking my (by marriage) uncle's uncle :smile5: service records I found a card listing what seems to be a hospital admissions/patient list. There are no names listed, and reading across the page for the second entry it says GSW Shldr L - Adm. 2 Con. Dep. Rouen ex 9 Gen. H. 12 Oct I...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 25-04-2017 2:44 PM
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  13. Royal Horse Artillery Battery, Nottingham,

    I am looking at the attestation papers of a relative who attested with the Notts Royal Horse Battery in 1908, in his list of postings it says Hindlow?? Pindlow?? 1910 Mermaide Camp? 1910/12 Despite extensive googling I cannot clarify these names or where they might be. Any help...

    Started by MrsPoppy‎, 12-03-2017 2:19 PM
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  14. Military puzzle

    I have looked at the military history of William Effingham Goldie but not sure when he was in certain regiments. His record shows in 1918 he was posted to RDC. He served in the Reserve Battalion in Herefordshire and with the 19th Bn "Queens" RWS Regiment. Could someone please help me understand the...

    Started by Sue Broman‎, 11-03-2017 4:30 AM
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  15. Mortar Platoon - 2nd Btn of Welch Regiment

    I have photographic evidence that my father ( Private Eric Victor Hughes ) was fighting in the Burma Campaign. He was conscripted in 1945 ( he was born in Oct 1926 ) along with my mums cousin Arthur Lally and after their initial training they were sent to Burma to fight with the Mortar Platoon of...

    Started by BaldEagle1950‎, 09-03-2017 5:18 PM
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  16. Welsh regiment records free to view TODAY

    'Happy St.David's Day' For two days only, you'll be able to view for FREE on Forces War Records all records of any ancestors who served in Welsh (or Welch) regiments during both WW1 & WW2, in honour of St David's Day. VISIT - https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/welsh-regiments (Hurry, this...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 01-03-2017 9:59 AM
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  17. Sappers and Miners early 1800s

    Hello All This will probably be the first of many posts asking questions relating to my military forebears who I have been researching for many years. This one relates to William Shore of Devon, his details are online on FMP (pension discharge 1819). He was given the funds when discharged to...

    Started by Ozzy73‎, 25-02-2017 6:25 PM
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  18. Remembering the Fallen

    I am sure in the run up to Remembrance Day our thoughts turn to specific men who paid the ultimate price, and I thought it would be nice to have a special thread for them. Many were not direct ancestors, simply because they were taken before they could reach the age to marry and have children, but...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 05-11-2007 11:14 AM
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  19. Paymaster John Winterbottom 52 Light Infantry

    Militia is not my strong point so I thought I would ask the experts for their opinions on the matters below so I can understand the context? I am trying to pin his age/birth year down as he is a difficult individual to pinpoint within OPRs to track his parentage. Paymaster John Winterbottom,...

    Started by Pandad‎, 31-01-2017 12:53 PM
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  20. Northampton Militia Records?

    Hello there, I'm tracing a Thomas Worrall, born 1793 in Arley, Warwickshire. On his marriage record to Alison Alexander (Edinburgh, 1813), he's down as a solider in the Northampton Militia, stationed at Edinburgh Castle. Does anyone know where I could get my hands on records for the...

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 29-01-2017 11:10 AM
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