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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: WWI Mapping tool launched on FWR TODAY

    ORBATS Launched on FWR today. Launch of WW1 Troop Movements To commemorate those lost on the Somme · New ‘moving' interactive and informative map from Forces War Records · Audio-visual function – see battle manoeuvres as they happened - step-by step, listen to what happened in...

    Started by timbo58‎, 01-07-2016 12:55 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: July issue - Forces War Records e-magazine

    The July edition of our ‘new look’ monthly magazine is out now – and it’s completely free to read. Jam packed full of Somme related features, along with genealogy hints, tips and information from many experts and specialists, it’ll make a great read. We hope you enjoy! See: http://fwr.to/s6D7X ...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 01-07-2016 2:34 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: New Exclusively Transcribed Collection WO417

    In commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of VE Day and the end of the war in Europe, Forces War Records will be releasing a brand new collection of daily reports from the Second World War, also know in the National Archives as WO 417 War Office: Army Casualty Lists, 1939-45. We are really...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 28-05-2015 4:14 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    Looking for records after 1921 including WW2 and more modern army records? See the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted, click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 1:20 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Army Abbreviations

    The Royal Anglian and Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Assoc have posted one of the most extensive lists of army definitions that I've seen. Here No doubt someone's going to come up with something they've forgotten! Let me know if you do.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 22-01-2014 5:14 PM
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  6. 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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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to find some British Army records

    There are an enormous number of records available for the RN, RM and British Army and a large number of these are held at The National Archives (TNA) at Kew. Our site sponsors Forces War Records hold over 5 million records of military ancestors going back to 1350 so their site is a good place to...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 20-09-2008 12:24 PM
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  1. My Dad's WW 11 Army Service No & Regiments ?

    Hi I have half a dozen photos of my Dad Arthur James Silk DoB 18/4/1925 from what i believe is possibly his first Regiment the Beds and Herts as I scribbled it on the back when i was a kid. The photo is a formal one of officers and Men approx 35 on the back it is signed by all of them. I...

    Started by MaidstoneDave‎, 20-10-2016 4:17 PM
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  2. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 36162

    Hi, I am trying to find some service details out about a relative. Private Illingworth George Gower Service No. 36162 served in KOYLI 1917-1919. 1898 - 1939. I found his medal card in the name of George I Gower dated 10.3.19. Does anyone have any suggestions please? I have some letters that he...

    Started by drummer boy‎, 17-10-2016 9:30 PM
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  3. Please help!

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to read this message. I'm not sure if I'm in the right place or not, as I am new to all of this. I'm trying to find records, or specifically a photo if possible, of my Grandfather James William Edward Mussett. James was born in 1920 in Cloughfold,...

    Started by msvinova‎, 13-10-2016 1:14 AM
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  4. National service records for my dad

    I am trying to trace details of my dads time in national service,, and am getting nowhere very slowly ,, any advice,,:mad2:

    Started by amandajm‎, 10-10-2016 11:20 PM
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  5. Exclamation Arthur Chapman - Occupation Rifle Testeri1917

    My Grandfather Arthur Robert CHAPMAN , DOD 9 November 1960 - DOB (said to be) Feb 1893, married in Walthamstow 2 Dec 1917 was listed on Marriage certif. as a Rifle Tester as his occupation. Any ideas where his occupation might be recorded. I do not know if it was a civilian appointment or...

    Started by Clive Herbert‎, 08-10-2016 5:56 PM
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  6. Looking for Charles Caldwell 3778 39th foot

    I am looking to trace Charles Caldwell 39th foot joined in 1855 he was born in 1830

    Started by Pippip55‎, 09-10-2016 10:57 AM
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  7. Question World War1 1914-1918

    My Father served in France from the dates I have are 9Th 11 1916 to 28 3 1917. He was injured whilst there losing a muscle in his left arm, due to something to do with horses, He was in The light Horse artilery but I just don't know what regiment he was in. I do have a number which is L29164 but...

    Started by Gemtamcly‎, 08-10-2016 8:06 AM
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  8. L.R.D.P

    My Uncle was believed to be in the "Desert Rats" or "L.R.D.P."but I cannot find any detail at all all I have to start with is his details scant though they are :- Name Robert Bernard Crabtree D.O.B. 25 February 1920 D.O.D December 1998

    Started by Robert Edmond‎, 08-10-2016 1:18 PM
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  9. Benjamin Catteral asiatic war

    Hi could anyone help me re Benjamin please? I know he died in India but that's about it, I've googled asiatic war but just don't know what I'm looking at here's the info I have so far, thanks Name: Benjamin William Cattrall Residence: Liverpool Death Date: 11 Aug 1917 Death Place: India...

    Started by toffeetower‎, 09-10-2016 10:47 AM
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  10. WW1 prisoners of war - where to look

    I know my great Uncle was a prisoner of war from sometime in 1917 until he came home in 1919. I looked at the INternational Red Cross site and found him on there. I just wonder if there would be anywhere else that I could find out what happened to him during his time.

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 05-10-2016 2:48 PM
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  11. cecil thomas rogers ww1

    My Grandfather served in the WW1..He enlisted in the Warwickshire Regiment but was discharged as having understated his age, I have these records. In a later record (non military) he states the he is receiving a war pension of eleven shillings a week (?) for war related service. Is there any way...

    Started by veteransvn‎, 03-10-2016 10:43 AM
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  12. Muster Rolls

    A quick query. I'm searching for a particular soldier in the 64th Regiment (North Staffordshire battn) who was in India in 1857. The Muster Roll has him in Belgaum and Bombay in 1856-7; however he seems to have got a medal for the Persian campaign in 1856; it's not clear why he should have been...

    Started by SeanLang‎, 21-09-2016 1:13 PM
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  13. Help help and more help

    I have started my ancestry tree however run into problems on the first leg. My father was in the army as a driver ww2 and would like to see his service record. Unfortunately I do not know anything about my dad. I cannot access his birth certificate as I do not know his birth name as I believe he...

    Started by Researchizzy‎, 23-08-2016 1:37 PM
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  14. SWB George Simpson Bandsman

    Hi I am trying to find records for my uncle who was a bandsman in the SWB post wars. George Simpson b1899 d 1954. he was stationed in Aden and India and he emigrated to Canada in 1930 where he joined a Canadian Army Unit. He came over I'm 1937/38 to play at the Coronation of the King. Does anyone...

    Started by Sheila47‎, 23-08-2016 1:55 PM
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  15. Help with war records

    Hi Would appreciate some guidance with finding two sets of war records. During WW1 my Grandfather served in the 1/8th battalion Worcestershire regiment. I have a lot of info from the regiments & Capt Stackes war diaries. He landed at Boulogne on 1/4/15, was wounded and was (allegedly) back...

    Started by Sapiophile‎, 23-08-2016 4:12 PM
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  16. RASC Army Service Corps depots in Devon 1930s

    Hello, I am seeking info on the locations of the RASC depots in England in the early 1930s. Particularly in the Plymouth/ surrounding area of Devon. I think there was one at Granby Barracks, Devonport, Plymouth, any information about it, or where to look further? Also if the Plymouth depot was...

    Started by WArnold‎, 22-08-2016 5:52 PM
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  17. Lancashire fusiliers

    Hi All, I'm struggling to find records for my great great grandfather Thomas Courtney who served in the Lanashire Fusiliers according to his marriage certificate on 21/3/1890. At that time he was a private and the address was the barracks in Maryhill, Glasgow age 22. I done a search on these...

    Started by Cossiedreamer‎, 22-08-2016 6:30 PM
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  18. My dad's records

    My dad did his national service in the Royal artillery but I have been unable to locate any recorded he may have. I have is service number and full name. Gunner Clark AJ 22193676. Please can someone guide\help me

    Started by Hilslvd‎, 21-08-2016 3:12 PM
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  19. James (JIM) Martin from WW1 - Blackheath

    Good Morning All. I am very new to this and hoping someone may be able to point me in the right direction. I am trying to trace one of my dads uncles. I have very little starting information about him other than the following: He lived in Greenwich and apparently joined up for WW1 at the...

    Started by Elkay54‎, 20-08-2016 11:11 AM
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  20. Gordon (eddie) Hide

    Trying to contact my dads friend ken cowan who was in koyli along with my dad Gordon hide all so known as eddie please contact .. hidesandy08 (at) gmail.com

    Started by Sandyhide‎, 20-08-2016 7:07 PM
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