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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 11:55 AM
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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 1:34 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 3:14 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 12:20 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 4:14 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 3:08 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 11:24 AM
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  1. John Flanagan Army Record

    First time asking a question on any site so here goes! Is it possible to find the record of a soldier who served between wars? I am trying to find the military record of a John Flanagan who was born Kildare c1880 and from family info believe he served in the Army. Have found his marriage...

    Started by Trackingyoudown‎, 28-04-2018 7:10 PM
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  2. Moved: John Flanagan Army Record - Update

    My last thread left me trying to find army records of John Flanagan who at some point between 1905 and 1910 was living South Shields, Co Durham and thought he might have been posted there on duty. With previous help and advice from this forum I obtained the birth certificates for two of the three...

    Started by Trackingyoudown‎, 15-05-2018 10:30 PM
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  3. Help finding my Grandfathers movements WW1

    hello everyone I am trying to trace the movements of my Grandfather ,John Smith ( no middle name) born 17/04/1890 in Mile End London. He appears in 1901 census but not in 1911 family census. Family knowledge is he did 8 1/2 years in India before being sent to WW1 battle. Apparently he was RHA ,...

    Started by Kathryn from NZ‎, 09-05-2018 1:20 AM
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  4. Help with my late Father's service record

    My late Father, Lawrence Paterson (known as 'Pat') served in the R.A.S.C. & at some point joined the 6th King's African Rifles. He was in Kenya. Local names like Mombassa & Ginger come to mind. His rank at demob (1946?) was Captain. I have one listing of a promotion from the London Gazette &...

    Started by halfpint‎, 01-03-2018 5:11 PM
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    k.a.r., kenya, r.a.s.c., swahili
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    09-05-2018, 5:50 AM Go to last post
  5. Royal pioneer corps

    Hello Not sure if I'm on the correct forum or should this be on the brickwall forum? but I am trying to trace a John Dennis Newton birth about 1933 on his wedding Certificate 1953 it had age 19 he was down as a private 22621958 of the Royal Pioneers Corps address was Musketry Barracks Purfleet...

    Started by Lizziejane‎, 30-04-2018 3:23 PM
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  6. Question Seaforth Highlanders

    Hi, my grandfather was with the Seaforth Highlanders during WW1.......as he was born in Highgate and lived in Hertfordshire, I do not understand why this would have been the case. Also, there APPEARS to be many battalions and I dont know how to find out which one he would have been attached to. As...

    Started by Esjaybee‎, 29-04-2018 7:15 AM
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  7. Silver war badge

    Hi , I was clearing out my mother's house and stumbled across a silver war badge that I believe was given out during WW1 it has a number on the reverse and I am curious who this belonged to , as a former soldier of 22 yrs I am hoping to trace this to a family member, but all I have is the badge...

    Started by Tankie‎, 29-04-2018 3:22 PM
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  8. ww1 george newman

    looking for service records for george arthur newman born1897 service number 106298 served in france 1917 john newman

    Started by d newman‎, 31-08-2014 8:14 PM
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    28-04-2018, 9:38 PM Go to last post
  9. POW Ukraine to Lockerbie Martyn Horbowskyj

    Hello, I have found a German document that lists my husbands Grandad as being in the Ukraine Division fighting for the Germans. It lists him as a rifleman born in Kalne 13/8/1926 and stationed (Wohnort/Lezte) in Rozbojke 3/9/1939. I am trying to find out more about his time in the army. I...

    Started by wallydog‎, 28-04-2018 5:39 AM
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  10. POW camp

    Hi, I'm researching Edward William Lee, he was taken prisoner at Dunkirk in 1940, he spent the entire was as POW being released in 1945 How do I find out which prisoner of war camp he was held in? Can't find him on Ancestry. He is listed on this this database, but not which camp. Any ideas? ...

    Started by Niaouli68‎, 14-04-2018 8:33 PM
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  11. Red face 1931 -1952

    I'm trying to make sense of my fathers army record. I know he joined the Royal Horse Artillery in 1931 and went out to India. He was in the 57th Field Battery and some of the time at Lahore. I have many, many photos of his time in India. He was involved in the Mahmood operations (not sure of...

    Started by arabhorse‎, 25-04-2018 1:19 PM
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  12. Trying to find Burial.

    I posted earlier . I am trying to find out some info on my G.G.G.GrandfatherThomas Ryan born in Thurles Tipperary Ireland. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery Woolwich on 18/07/1832 at the age of 19.Sadly he died on 02/04/1849at Kilcradane Fort in Co. Clare Ireland. I am trying to find out his...

    Started by pattiec‎, 23-04-2018 8:33 PM
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  13. Understanding part of a record.

    Hi All, Manged to find my great grandfather on here.On his record, it states he was wounded and "Particulars furnished: Woolwich, 14/11/1917. What exactly does that mean, is that the date he arrived back in the UK after being injured or does it mean something else? ...

    Started by rebecca88‎, 21-04-2018 10:39 AM
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  14. POW Stalag !X Sondershausen Germany

    Just found a photograph of my late Father-in-law with 3 of his pals, all Yorkshire lads. He was in the 1st Searchlight Regiment and was captured near Calais in 1940. After Sondershausen they marched to Stalag XXA on Torun, Poland He was from Kexborough near Barnsley so I assume his pals were...

    Started by Sumi‎, 15-04-2018 1:33 PM
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  15. My Grandfather

    Hi I am trying to find out some information about my grandfather who served in ww2 in the royal artillery. I dont have a lot of information apart from when he enlisted which I got off findmypast Service number 1742242 Attestation year 1940 Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942 ...

    Started by Wackuk‎, 25-03-2018 1:59 PM
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  16. War Record for Far East PoW

    Good afternoon. Apologies for posting repeat information but I could not find a way of searching for my previous post and following on from it. I had previously enquired about my grandfather John Bell Nichol and had downloaded his record. Following advice from this forum I have now got the...

    Started by jpanichol‎, 04-04-2018 5:02 PM
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  17. Great granddad - please help

    The two people on the right of this photo are my great grandparents. Bertie James Edmund Norton and Rose Ann Lynch. My understandings is that this picture was taken in Northern Ireland after the end of WW1. My great grandfather was originally from Ipswich and joined up at 15/16 years old around the...

    Started by Thomas85‎, 08-04-2018 9:58 PM
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  18. 16th Btn Lancashire Fusiliers - help needed

    I am trying to find records relating to my great grandfather James Crook and also his brother Thomas Crook. I have found records for Thomas Crook who served with the 16th Batallion Lancashire Fusiliers (No. 11951) who I believe died on 05/07/1916. All I have been able to find for Thomas is his...

    Started by tillykaye‎, 01-04-2018 8:30 AM
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  19. 49th Infantry Division Polar Bears

    Hi. I'm trying to find out about my father's WW2 service. He died when I was eleven so never had the opportunity to talk to him about it. I know he was in the army age 19 from 1939-45. He left a polar bear badge and mentioned Arnhem. I understand this is the 49th. He comes from Hull, East...

    Started by Polar49‎, 04-04-2018 8:04 PM
    49thinfantry, polarbears
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  20. Enlistment Records - World War I

    Anyone know how to obtain enlistment records? Trying to find my grandfather's details for joining the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) at the start of World War I.

    Started by Frazzle19‎, 04-04-2018 9:32 PM
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    04-04-2018, 10:03 PM Go to last post

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