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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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    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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  2. 船id you serve at BMH Fayid in 1951?

    船id 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Help to identify this drummer's regiment

    I have a photo that I would like to post on here in the hope that someone can tell me the Regiment, but when I try Insert image and select the photo from my computer then upload it just puts a URL What should I do?

    Started by JennyT‎, 12-02-2018 11:58 AM
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  9. terminology 18th century

    I am researching a soldier in the 18th century - 1780s - in the 1st regiment of Foot, 2nd battalion, (The Royals or Duke of Argyll's Regiment). I've found his records of promotion and am going through muster rolls to track his movements. Two questions re terminology a. John Fraser , promoted...

    Started by malx194‎, 08-02-2018 9:18 AM
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  10. Post Boer War 2 to WW1 - Stevens

    Hi Everyone, My Names Chantelle Stevens i have been trying to find a photo of my 2 x Great Grandfather James Stevens who was in the Rifle Brigade and Royal Engineers, I have found one in the 13th Hussars but im not 100% certain if this is him, does anyone have any recommendations for the best...

    Started by chanstevens‎, 31-01-2018 7:20 AM
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  11. Sgt Davis

    My daughter-in-law has found a small wooden first aid box which she wanted me to re-patriate! It measures approx 300mm x 200mm x 100mm and has the following info on it. 91572 SGT DAVIS RAMC B. SPT.SQN FIRST AID This is the only info I have. I've had a look on Findmypast and Ancestry...

    Started by General‎, 12-01-2018 7:39 PM
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  12. Searching for records

    Hi I am looking for WW1 records for my great grandfather Henry Green born in 1895. He was born in Bristol and he also went by the name of Harry Green. We know that he went into the war in 1914 and was wounded in 1915, he was then discharged from the army as he had lost his arm. We are...

    Started by gsimeone98‎, 12-01-2018 5:52 PM
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    world war 1, wounded
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  13. Ss.homeside 1941

    Looking for photo of the crew who all died

    Started by Maggs1533‎, 08-12-2017 10:21 AM
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  14. Wireless operator in WW2

    I have a relative Edna Rae Third (1919-1994) who, in 1942, was one of the first 4 women from Aberdeen to receive the Postmaster General's special certificate in wireless telegraphy. Was she likely to have become involved in the war effort, and if so is there any way I can find out about this? I...

    Started by Jenhen‎, 19-11-2017 10:46 PM
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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