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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. Ulster Home Guard Information

    Would anyone know if there is a digitised record available? My great granduncle would have been aged 60 in 1939 - too old to have enlisted, but still within the age limits, I believe, to have joined the Home Guard.

    Started by SimonMFoster‎, 17-09-2018 4:29 AM
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  2. 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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  3. Men b1850s-1900s - Surnames beginning CLA

    11067 Men, from CLAASEN to CLAYTON, born between 1850 & 1905 They all appear in WO 363 - the "Burnt Records" ("WW1 Service Records" on Ancestry). All Military, but NOT all involved in WW1 - some died before the Great War started. Don't expect to get a blow by blow account of what they did -...

    Started by fullscott‎, 16-09-2018 7:55 AM
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  4. Confused - London Reg & Labour Corps

    Hi, I stumbled across your website this evening and am impressed with the knowledge of members. I live in the UK and have been trying to make head or tail of my grandfather's military records here in the UK and wonder if some knowledgeable persons could assist me? My grandfather was Charles...

    Started by SouthAfrican‎, 05-05-2011 10:30 PM
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  5. Moved: EVAN JOHN ROWLANDS/LEWIS

    Started by gilian rowland‎, 02-05-2016 11:18 AM
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  6. Bishenden POW ?

    Hi All a mystery , I am researching a local Fallen soldier from our village : Leonard Bishenden born 1899 ,Newington ,Kent died 8th September 1918 ,France 33rd machine Gun Corps no 115396 . enlisted February 1917. Family details /story has it , that he was taken prisoner approx....

    Started by deanC‎, 03-09-2018 6:00 PM
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  7. World War 1 Drafts

    Hello Can anyone tell me if New Army recruits were drafted into Regular Army battalions BW

    Started by Brianaw‎, 28-08-2018 12:51 PM
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  8. A German in The Glosters?

    In the 1871 census, my great-great-great grandfather, John William Reese, is listed as a Chelsea Pensioner, and as a naturalised British citizen, born in Germany. I believe that John was in the 61st Regiment of Foot, which was stationed in the Channel Islands not long before the 1871 census. ...

    Started by VelkyAl‎, 24-08-2018 7:38 PM
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  9. Photo identification

    Found in an old photo album...Any help in identifying the regiment and rank would be appreciated. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fo-0CQ7uX7BMesRxuVRVevlWS0FanQSd/view?usp=sharing

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 19-08-2018 12:28 PM
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    21-08-2018, 2:38 PM Go to last post
  10. On Leave for the Battle of the Somme

    I researched the military career of my ancestor, Claude Hume, some time ago. He was in the Kings Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion. He was promoted to Sergeant and then in the later years of the war he gained a Commission and was in the Machine Gun Corps. He survived the war. I recently saw...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 16-08-2018 2:53 PM
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    09-05-2018, 6:19 AM Go to last post

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