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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Looking for links to Thomas Penman

    Hello, I am tracing my father's ww2 journey. He was shipped as a prisoner of war to Italy. He was in camp 59 Servigliano and escaped with others who took shelter in barns and with Italian families who risked their lives to help. He joined the partisans and went to Yugoslavia where he fought for a...

    Started by bogann‎, 01-04-2016 11:04 PM
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  11. 4th Reconnaissance Regiment in WW2.

    Trying to track the countries and engagements that the 4th Reconnaissance Regiment in WW2, that my father Herbert ( Bert ) Fentiman served in throughout, from its formation in about 1940, to being disbanded in Greece 1946. where he was a driver and providing personal protection to a Greek...

    Started by BrianF‎, 16-08-2016 8:37 AM
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  12. Question Boer War

    Hello to everyone, new to site, hope you can help Boer War Corporal John Thomas died at Hoopstad, Sept 11, 1900, whilst serving with the Third South Wales Borderers in South Africa, aged 19 years, buried in Hoopstad. I would like to learn more on Cpl Thomas so can someone please advise me.

    Started by Dannemois‎, 20-04-2008 11:00 AM
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  13. Post WW2 Burma

    Looking for info on my dad who was wounded in Burma serving with the 1st battalion Royal Scots. Thank You wultee (son)

    Started by wultee91‎, 15-08-2016 6:19 PM
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  14. Looking for my grandfather in WW1.

    My grandfather's name was William Edwin Thomas,born on the 12th of March 1897,at 11Tredafydd,Penygroes,Caernarvonshire,North Wales.I've found a person of the same name on find my past,but don't know if it is him,they don't give his address or date of birth.according to find my past he was in the...

    Started by wendythomas‎, 14-08-2016 11:29 AM
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  15. Question Acronym help...PLEASE!!

    I am in Australia and I have in my possession my grandfather's WWII Certificate of Service booklet (little red one issued by Regular Army) There's not much in it aside from general info although it seems a good place to start research. He was in the Royal Signals 8th Army, I was told as a...

    Started by Louisables‎, 12-08-2016 5:27 AM
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  16. boer war

    I was hoping someone could help me. i have found some details of my relative on here, but i want to know where he is buried. he is; Pte J Corcoran. 5th militia btn manchester regiment, service no 7200, KIA in Smaldeel, Theunissen. Apparently there is a book called: In memoriam by S Watt. Can...

    Started by paul corcoran‎, 12-08-2016 12:12 AM
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  17. A conundrum, please solve

    Hi, I wonder if you military experts could solve a puzzle for me please? My late father served in India on National Service around 1947. I have a photograph of him with his unit and three of them are holding a flag with 'Chindit' on it. Not knowing of such things I put it into a search engine and...

    Started by malDClem‎, 09-08-2016 6:50 PM
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  18. Batt Photos

    Hi all New to site, I am trying to find out how to get hold of a batt photo for my great uncle Harry Hands, he was in the 2nd batt royal warwickshire reg and believe he was amongst those executed in the wormhout massacre. I tried the royal warwick museum but they weren't very helpful. I am...

    Started by handsy‎, 10-08-2016 8:42 PM
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  19. Lightbulb Help understanding term 'Boon service"

    I'm new to this forum and wondered if anyone can shed light on the term 'Boon Service'. I have found it recorded on my GG Grandfathers service record dated 1873. He deserted for 2 years straight after being attested. He went on to serve in India for 20+ years and it records the fact that he...

    Started by ARippin‎, 11-08-2016 10:06 PM
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  20. Question Frederick Hill, 1906-1943, Royal Artillery

    I have been looking into Frederick Hill, b. 1906 in Kent and died 5 Mar 1943 (taken POW and executed by the Japanese), and I would like to find some more information on him. I am struggling to find the name of his parents, his children, spouse etc, and all that stuff. I'd greatly appreciate it if...

    Started by jertinjantin‎, 27-10-2014 3:36 PM
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