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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. Help finding records of Robert George Black

    Hello all. I am about to share with you a source of great frustration in my family tree relating to a Robert George Black and his family line and I am hoping someone could potentially help me. There are a number of issues with regards to Robert. I know a fair bit about him and his movements...

    Started by jdchisim‎, 25-07-2018 8:12 PM
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  2. 13th Battalion Rifle Brigade

    I have come across a photo of (I think) a young Uncle Fred with an army officer and I wondered if anyone could shed some light on who the officer is. Written on the back of the photo/postcard is 4903 Sergeant Major ??? 13th Battalion Rifles Brigade B company, but I can't read the name. Can anyone...

    Started by Pipsqueek‎, 22-07-2018 6:09 PM
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  3. Identifying Number on Spoon

    Hi I have a old ? army spoon that my father gave to me. It was part of a larger assortment of cutlery from his family. There is a number etched on the front and it is stamped YOC UNSTAINIC o the back, the last couple of letters are unclear. I have had no luck finding out about the spoon. Can...

    Started by collsy‎, 12-07-2018 3:18 AM
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  4. WW1 East Surreys connection Jamaica

    I have just located my great-uncle Sidney Arthur ADAMS (b 1886, Shoreditch) in 2nd Bn East Surrey Regt. He married in Burma in 1911 as a sergeant; in 1911 census was still stationed in Burma; in 1916 sailed, as a Sergeant-major, E Surreys, to Jamaica in company with 9 privates of the West Indies...

    Started by delphine‎, 13-06-2018 1:32 PM
    east surrey regiment, jamaica
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  5. 4th Battalion - Welch Regiment WW2

    All - after some really good advice from this forum I've recently managed to obtain my Grandfathers Army records. I'm trying to understand a few things from one of the A3 sheets. How can I find out where he would have been stationed in North West Europe and what dates / periods. I've read the...

    Started by ServiceNumber‎, 09-04-2016 7:41 PM
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  6. Question 1884 Court Martial Records-Abbreviations

    Am trying to locate an Army Court Martial/Disciplinary Record for ancestor Thomas Brennan, b. 1862 in Ireland. I was told he was with the Coldstream Guards for a short time circa 1880-1885 but left under undesirable circumstances. I am currently looking at records on Fold3 and see a possible...

    Started by jmara200‎, 25-05-2018 9:38 PM
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  7. Yorkshire Hussars in WWI

    Hi, my grandfather Arthur Wise (born 1887 in Ullerskelf, Yorkshire) was in the Yorkshire Hussars in WWI. I am aware of the history of the Yorkshire Hussars (split into 3 squadrons, reformed to become XVII Corps Cavalry, transferred to become the 9th Battalion (Yorkshire Hussars) West Yorks...

    Started by JChrisWise‎, 22-05-2018 10:21 AM
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    24-05-2018, 1:01 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    21-04-2018, 1:55 PM Go to last post

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