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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. 1/5 Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

    My grandfather Albert Wright was a private in 1/5 Kings Own Royal Lancaster and attached to 7th Irish Royal Rifles. No. 241123. I have checked and his records were destroyed in WW2. I have contact the Lancaster Museum but got no further information. Can any tell me if the numbers soldiers were...

    Started by themount‎, 27-08-2014 2:00 PM
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  2. Army Ranks

    I am researching my Grand Father who was in K.O.Y.L.I. and died in India in 1944. I have seen him listed as a W/Lieutenant. I was in the Royal Navy for 26 years so I know rank structures; but believe it or not I have never seen a 'W' prefix. I am assuming that this indicates a temporary or...

    Started by Jolly Jack‎, 13-01-2018 10:31 AM
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  3. geoffms

    hi all, i am new to this forum. i wonder if anyone has any photos of the green howards in the western desert where my dad was in ww2 thank you, geoff sutton

    Started by geoffms‎, 14-01-2018 3:09 PM
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  4. My father-in-law in the Army in India WW2

    Goodevening everyone. This is my first posting to this group, so I hope I get it right This is concerning my father in law. His name was George Yearby, he was a member of the Army during WW2 and was one of the 330,000 men evacuated from Dunkirk. He started his military career in the Sherwood...

    Started by JohnOz‎, 07-01-2018 6:03 PM
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  5. Dog Tag

    I have been asked by my elder Granddaughter to give her some information about her Great Grandad in WW2. I have his dog tag, and his cap badge and a photograph of him in his uniform. I wanted to find out what his rank was, and whether he received any medal at all. I just don't seem to be able...

    Started by springonion‎, 06-01-2018 11:22 AM
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  6. William Thomas Begley, Liverpool, England

    I am searching for information on my father William Thomas Begley who was in the regular Army when WWII commenced. He was stationed in Reykjavik then posted to Malta. Before leaving the Army after the War he was stationed at Aldershot. I would like to know what Regiment he was in and any...

    Started by Dot Spot‎, 05-01-2018 11:31 AM
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    06-01-2018, 2:01 PM Go to last post
  7. Robert Anderson Ross - Liverpool, England

    I am looking for information on my Grandfather Robert Anderson Ross who was in WWI in the Liverpool Scottish Regiment. I am not sure if he actually took part in the fighting or whether he was used in 'mopping up' operations post war. I know he served in Belgium and I have a photograph of his...

    Started by Dot Spot‎, 05-01-2018 11:06 AM
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    06-01-2018, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  8. Maori Wars 1860-1867 New Zealand British Army

    My Great Grandfather, William McAllister from Dublin, Ireland joined the British Army in November 1860 and was sent, along with his Regiment, 14th Reg of Foot, 2nd Batt. To Auckland, NZ in 1861 where they remained until 1867 when the regiment went to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. They then...

    Started by William1841‎, 28-12-2017 11:53 PM
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    04-01-2018, 11:46 PM Go to last post
  9. Is he military?

    I am trying to trace an ancestor, Murdoch McKenzie. He was born in Petty, Invernessshire, in 1798, and married in 1819 at Ardersier. His children that I known of were as follows: Colin, born 1823, in Ireland Andrew, born 1827, Inverness Jessie, born 1828, at Ardersier Murdoch, born 1831,...

    Started by FionaV‎, 30-12-2017 10:04 PM
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  10. Help with identifying cap badge or person

    Hi, I’m wondering if anyone can help with clues to who this person is. I was wondering if the cap badge would help ? I believe his surname was Murrie but only have this picture. Any help would be greatly received

    Started by mnicho‎, 30-12-2017 10:38 AM
    cap badge, second world war
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  11. WW1: Did a division move around as a unit?

    Hi, My grandfather served with the 179th Army Brigade of the 60th Division. I am trying to piece together his movements during WW1. I can track the movements of the 60th Division but I'm not sure if the division moves as a whole. Did a WW1 division move around as a unit or could they be...

    Started by credible58‎, 31-12-2017 11:15 AM
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  12. Searching for records about my grampy

    good evening. i'm looking for help please. my grandfather (ARTHUR EWART SMITH) served in ww1. 2 medals say he was in the Royal Artillery, the 1914-15 star says Royal Field Artillery. the number on them is 86331 and i know he was a gunner. i dont know if its family stories or the truth, but i was...

    Started by wrenmac‎, 28-11-2017 5:44 PM
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  13. Fathers WW2 Burma Service

    Seasons Greetings, My father was stationed at RAF Biggin Hill during The Battle Of Britain and later served in Burma/India.His name and rank comes up on the general search page. If I subscribe to the Forces War Records, what kind of information can I find about his wartime service? Thank you....

    Started by pollys13‎, 26-12-2017 11:37 AM
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  14. can anyone id uniform/patch on right shoulder

    my grandfather is without beret on, looking for information on the uniform and regiment, been told 22nd dragoons or 23rd hussars? cant really tell with the picture, there is a patch on his right arm? thanks john

    Started by johnmcl79‎, 27-11-2017 8:41 PM
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  15. Silver War Badge

    Hi Everyone.... Does anyone know if there are further records for men awarded the Silver War Badge? I have the record saying my man was awarded one, but can't find anything else. I've looked at all the usual sites and TNA. Looking for G I Hadwin (George Israel), Service Number: 405776, Badge...

    Started by pat fowles‎, 16-11-2017 6:26 AM
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  16. General queries regarding 'lost' records

    I'm trying to find information on an ancestor who was in the 9th regiment 1799-1802, then the 30th regiment 1803-at least 1841. Although we have been able to find bits and pieces on fmp, ancestry.co.uk and the national archives site, we have not been able to find his attestation records or when he...

    Started by Guylian‎, 23-12-2017 3:27 PM
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  17. 4th Sussex Regt 1914 - 1918

    hi, I'm trying to find out the history of 4th Sussex reg during the 1st WW. everywhere i look comes up blank. My Grandad served with them, but thats all i know. Has anyone any information, or could give me an idea where to look. Thanks in advance Jim

    Started by Docsavage52‎, 14-12-2017 9:32 PM
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  18. Grave Site

    Hello, I am searching for the grave site in Biarritz France of my grandfather who was a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army we believe sometime in late 1800's-early 1900's. He was the Commissioner of Jellunder, Punjab.We believe he died in San Raphael ,France in the early 1920's. Thank you for...

    Started by cosmodog‎, 05-12-2017 7:00 PM
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  19. queens boer war medal to Liverpool Regiment

    hello all. I have an interest in all aspects of local history and, to that end, have acquired a queen's boer war medal named to 5733 Private J. Caulfield, Liverpool Regiment. I do not know much about medals but it would seem that the clasps on this one are not quite what they should be. They are...

    Started by histseek‎, 06-12-2017 6:41 PM
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  20. Searching for granddad

    Hi I am looking for the records of my granddad Benjamin James White. I have tried the Army Personnel Support Division but only had his name and dob and they could not find his records. I wonder if anyone can help. He served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy in WW2. I know that he was a cook...

    Started by RussPlatt‎, 06-12-2017 3:23 PM
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