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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. Lightbulb Durham Light Infantry

    Does any one know why I cannot find anything to do with my father Thomas Frederick Steer and his brother Jack (John) Steer who were in the DLI 1941 to 1945. I have photos of both in uniform and know dad was in North Africa. Will I have to try the MOD in Glasgow as a last resort. Any help much...

    Started by Brickwall2016‎, 17-11-2016 11:47 AM
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  2. Jap POW

    Hi all. Is there any way I can find what camp my father’s was kept in when he was a Japanese POW. He was a POW from 15/02/1942 till 17/11/1945. Hope someone can help. Thank you very much, Malc

    Started by Malc21‎, 27-11-2016 4:30 PM
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  3. Dad's Medals

    Hi everyone. I've resently aquierd my dad's army number and managed to find out a lot about him. He was in the Artilary and served twice in India and once in Malaya where he was coptured and spent 3yrs as POW. I know he was awarded two medals, a war medal and a Star medal. Unfortunatly the medals...

    Started by Malc21‎, 23-11-2016 12:20 PM
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  4. Edward Jeffers from Kinsale in Co Cork

    My name is John and I am researching my Granfather Edward Jeffers from Kinsale in Co Cork. He served in the BA during the Boar War and was injured. As far as I know he was pensioned off around 1906> He worked for the local railway in Farangalway, Kinsale Co Cork until around 1930.His Attestation...

    Started by Sean41‎, 21-11-2016 11:35 PM
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    22-11-2016, 1:26 AM Go to last post
  5. WW2 medals

    I know this has been covered before but I cannot find the thread. Where can I obtain deceased grandfathers WW2 medals from?

    Started by Pamelawagster‎, 17-11-2016 12:39 PM
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  6. Reginald Nash

    I recently purchased a Somme 100 Poppy Pin from the RBL Poppy Shop. It remembers Private 14182 Reginald Nash of the 7th Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment. He sadly lost his life on Friday 18th August 1916. It's ignited my interest into who was Reginald. I have found out some early details...

    Started by Baldy000‎, 16-11-2016 12:18 PM
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  7. William Davies

    1850-1940 Looking for information on William Davies, Sergeant no 3454 2nd Royal Sussex. East India Company, telegraph department Lahore, Bengal, Calcutta. Wanting to get more information about him Born 15th October 1862 Bosbury, Herefordshire. ...

    Started by Paul Davies‎, 27-10-2016 4:05 AM
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  8. Looking for info on my grandfather

    My grandfather, Hugh Ivory was a private in the Connaught Rangers before and during the Boer War. I believe he was the regimental tailor. Any info would be gratefully appreciated.

    Started by hughj59‎, 08-08-2016 6:29 PM
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  9. Para 390 (XVI) KR 1942

    I am wondering if it's possible to get a copy of the King's Regulations which cover reasons for military discharge? I am interested in Richard Frederick Benson REID, who may have the Service number of 963179. This number came from the Attestation records on FMP. Thanks, Deeree

    Started by deeree‎, 12-11-2016 6:32 AM
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    12-11-2016, 9:27 AM Go to last post
  10. Former RGA soldier

    Hello This is a really long shot. My father in law has just died aged 94 having served in the Royal Navy in WW11 but it's a brother of his we are trying to find out about. He was Thomas John Davey who was born in June 1907 in Bristol. He joined the RGA and we have photos of him in uniform with the...

    Started by stevehicks‎, 09-11-2016 7:30 PM
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    10-11-2016, 12:45 AM Go to last post
  11. Service number SPTS/115

    My Mums, Nans Husbands Brother (got that). William Albany died during the Somme in 1916 - age 30. his service number is listed as SPTS/115 It seems extremely low? on everyman remembered.org it is listed as 115 http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/21156/ Any ideas or thoughts...

    Started by TailsUK28‎, 05-06-2016 3:50 PM
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  12. Notifying next of kin

    My 4x great grandfather, was wounded at the Battle of Talavera in 1809. His arm was amputated. Would his next of kin have been informed of this and if so who would have contacted them regarding his injuries? I'm still trying to trace my 5x great grandparents. Regards Janette

    Started by Janette1169‎, 24-10-2016 3:02 PM
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    26-10-2016, 9:48 AM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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    18-10-2016, 2:46 PM Go to last post
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    10-10-2016, 11:19 AM Go to last post

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