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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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. Puzzling white bands on helmets

    I am puzzled by the appearance of the WW1 helmets in this group photograph. Some have what appears to be a broad white band around the helmet while others appear to have a shiny part there. I do not know the circumstances of this photograph or the regiment/Corps of the soldiers shown. Any...

    Started by tiliasig‎, 04-12-2018 6:55 PM
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    13-12-2018, 5:39 PM Go to last post
  2. Returning families from Wynberg, Cape 1914

    In October 1914 the second battalion of the East Lancs Regiment embarked for transport to the UK on route to the Western Front. The troops had served as the garrison of Wynberg fort, Cape Town and enjoying a settled existence, some if not many had married and had babies. What happened to...

    Started by MylesOrme‎, 08-12-2018 9:41 AM
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    10-12-2018, 11:34 PM Go to last post
  3. One legged accountants in WWII

    Would the army accept a one-legged man in WWII? I have seen photos of my father in army uniform. He had lost the lower part of one leg, most likely as a child. Were he in the army it is most likely as an accounting officer during the war. Would the army have accepted a man for service...

    Started by MylesOrme‎, 08-12-2018 9:58 AM
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    10-12-2018, 8:29 PM Go to last post
  4. 15% Discount - There But Not There

    Bring Tommy Home for Christmas Armistice did not end The First World War for everyone. In fact, 18,355 British and Commonwealth soldiers died between the end of the First World War and New Year’s Eve 1918. There But Not There is working with Forces War Records to ensure this often forgotten...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 10-12-2018 10:54 AM
    discount, forces war records, military, military genealogy, offer, there but not there, tommy, world war 1, ww1
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  5. Looking for "Royal Scots" service record.

    Hi there Is there a definitive list of service personnel that served with the Royal Scots in both the First and Second World Wars? I'm looking for TUVEY. Frederick Harry. b.1902. Hammersmith, London. I know he was in a Scottish Regiment and served in India, but whether that was the end of WW1 ...

    Started by curly‎, 04-12-2018 9:24 AM
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    04-12-2018, 9:29 AM Go to last post
  6. Royal Engineers

    Can anyone please explain these initials: 711 AW ( I know the 711 is the battalion but what is the AW Cov (not sure of this but I think it is probably a G not C - is it General Construction.....) RE (I know this to be Royal Engineers) This information is embroidered underneath the RE...

    Started by suemalings‎, 30-11-2018 2:07 PM
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  7. Samson Thomas Loynton (b. 1892)

    Good evening I am currently researching the Loynton Family on behalf of a friend of mine who is directly related to Samson Thomas Loynton born in 1892. Samson was a Gunner in the First World War, serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery. I would be most grateful for any help in researching...

    Started by Theresap‎, 24-11-2018 5:07 PM
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    24-11-2018, 7:36 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Chelsea Barracks, St George, Hanover Square

    Please can anyone help me identify which Regiment/s were stationed at Chelsea Barracks, St George, Hanover Square, London in 1901?? A Great Uncle of mine was listed on that Census, but it gives no details of Regiment or Service Numbers. He is an enigma himself: Listed in 1901 as William Arthur...

    Started by GreatUncle‎, 22-11-2018 6:39 PM
    chelsea barracks in 1901, william arthur wheatley, william arthur whittles
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    23-11-2018, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  9. Pension Index Card info

    Does anyone know what the abbreviations for "Previous action" mean on my great uncle Jo's pension index card ?

    Started by DocDAve‎, 22-11-2018 12:26 PM
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    22-11-2018, 9:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Photo 2nd Batallion Royal Dublin Fusiliers

    Hi I so want to find a photograph of my Uncle Private Thomas Murphy 19545 2nd Batallion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He died 1.7.16. It would be great to find one of him or if not the batallion that he was in. Does anyone know where I can look. Haven't found anything so far. Many thanks.

    Started by Clorogue‎, 14-11-2018 9:43 PM
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    17-11-2018, 4:10 PM Go to last post
  11. Help - A Tallyman

    My Grandad William at the age of 39 was enlisted 1915-1919 into the RE. All our family had been told he was a stretcher bearer, but on downloading his records I found he was a "Tallyman" at No.1 (Base Park) Coy. RE. Internet search for "Tallyman" reveals little. In the mining industries miner's...

    Started by Barneyboy1312‎, 13-11-2018 11:45 AM
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    14-11-2018, 2:19 PM Go to last post

    How can I get a copy/view my grandfather's WW1 ASC records? And does anyone know what the "2" after the "M" in his service number mean (M2 116434 Cpl F Whale). Any help gratefully received.

    Started by Parsley‎, 13-11-2018 9:37 PM
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    14-11-2018, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  13. Help finding WW2 records for specific soldier

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could provide some advice. My grandfather served as a soldier in WW2 and I would like to find any information/records held for him but don't know how to go about it. I have limited information on him e.g. I don't know his service number or his unit. All I know is that...

    Started by danieljames2493‎, 12-11-2018 5:09 AM
    burma, records, scottish, soldier, ww2
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  14. Cool WW1 Essex Regiment, my grandad my hero!

    Good day to all who read this. Quite simply, I am trying to find info and names, places etc. On my Grandfathers travels in WW1. He served with the Essex Regiments. 286th. In Egypt and Turkey from what I can tell. His name was Stanley Ernest Hixson, from south London, Merton area. Born 8/7/1898...

    Started by Pookins8‎, 07-11-2018 7:20 AM
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    13-11-2018, 5:14 PM Go to last post
  15. Henry Crossland, Denton Lincolnshire WW1

    Hi, I'm looking for some help tracing my Grandfather-in-law, the family have few details of their ancestor. What we know: Henry Crossland (no middle name) born 1885 in Nottingham. Signed up for the Great War with other people from the village he lived in Denton, Lincolnshire. He was wounded...

    Started by MCrossland‎, 11-11-2018 2:19 PM
    crossland, denton, lincolnshire, ww1
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  16. R.E.M.E.

    |help I am trying to to find out about my father's military history - he died in 1979 and all his papers were destroyed just prior to my mothers death. My understanding is that he was a regular soldier between 1934 - 1946. I know that he served in North Africa, Greece, Italy etc., and that he was...

    Started by Estella‎, 24-07-2008 11:54 AM
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  17. South Staffordshire Regiment

    Hello from Australia I am seeking suggestions to find information on the above regiment and my great grandfather who served and became a prisoner of war in WW1. His name was Robert Whelan and he enlisted in 1915 at age 31. He lived in Hamilton Scotland. He was a private and his regimental...

    Started by LittleWarrior‎, 05-11-2018 7:48 AM
    hamilton, pow, southstaffordshirereg, ww1
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    06-11-2018, 6:18 AM Go to last post
  18. Question H G Moorcroft b. 1899 - WW1 record found

    My late Grandfather Henry Grosvenor Moorcroft was (according to my Mum's recollections) in the Royal Engineers. Last night I found a record which I believe relates to him in the 'UK, Absent Voter Lists, 1918-1925, 1939' Name: Hy Grosvener Moorcroft Rank: Pnr Electoral Date: 1918 Electoral...

    Started by sladefinder‎, 04-11-2018 4:03 PM
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  19. finding missing records

    we have 4 WW2 medals, service number, name, but are unable to find any records with FWR. Any help much appreciated.

    Started by vancouver‎, 03-11-2018 10:06 PM
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    05-11-2018, 1:41 AM Go to last post
  20. RASC PRIVATE 68876

    I found this entry on a living relatives birth certificate after the father's name. No relatives have any more information regarding his service. I have searched FWR and fmp using the name and service number and found nothing. Edward Arthur Mottram b.16 Dec 1922, d. Aug 1997. I am assuming...

    Started by Vagabond227‎, 02-11-2018 6:13 PM
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    02-11-2018, 6:41 PM Go to last post

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