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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Military Medal information

    My Great Uncle - John William SUNTER , service number - 31072 Lance Corporal Royal Army Medical Corps Corps was awarded the Military Medal during his service in France & Flanders. He was killed in action. If possible I want to find out what action lead to him receiving this award ? Can anyone...

    Started by Stewmag‎, 02-12-2017 9:02 PM
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  5. Location of FEPOW camp - Malai 1

    My father, Thomas Bullen was a prisoner in Malai1 camp probably in Thailand as he was held in other camps in Thailand during the Burma campaign. I am keen to find out where in Thailand this camp was. Can anyone help please?

    Started by Stewmag‎, 01-12-2017 9:09 PM
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  6. war office weekly casualty lists

    if I find the name of a relative in these lists is it safe to assume that they had been wounded during the week immediately preceding the date of the list ? or would the information have taken longer than that to filter through ? or is it impossible to say definitely ?

    Started by wimsey‎, 30-11-2017 2:51 AM
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  7. 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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  8. Raglan Barracks 1876

    Hi I am researching my family and have come upon a link that indicates my grandfather was born in Raglan Barracks circa 1876, he states in personal documents that his father was a sergeant in the Devonshire Regt, current information held, name, William Henry Rogers born Devenport, Raglan Barracks...

    Started by jockrogers‎, 27-11-2017 12:15 AM
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  9. 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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  10. Smile motherbird

    I am searching for records of my Grandfather who fought and died in the early part of WWI. Sheffield Archives report that records relating to enlistment of soldiers in WWI were partly lost during the Sheffield Blitz, and that could most likely be the reason why I haven't been able to find any...

    Started by motherbird‎, 25-11-2017 2:11 PM
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  11. Marriage cert occupation 'Soldier' 1940

    Has anyone come across the groom's occupation listed simply as 'Soldier' on a marriage certificate- ie no rank, number or unit? The date is December 1940, age 25- I'm guessing he was perhaps relatively recently called-up. He's listed as an auctioneer's clerk on the Register of September 1939. Any...

    Started by PaulFH‎, 22-11-2017 4:20 PM
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  12. Can anyone ID this cap badge?

    Hi, this is Alfred Tuck, he fought in WW1. He lived in Chideock, Dorset. Can anyone ID the cap badge? I'm having no luck working it out!

    Started by katsmith‎, 23-11-2017 5:05 PM
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  13. Post Territorial Army Records

    Hi, I am researching my husband's grandfather Francis Charles Harvey D.O.B. 06.10.1893 Portsmouth. I know he served in the Army Veterinary Corp in WW1 service number 50350 and then re-joined service number 1420904 and was posted to Gibraltar, between the wars. I think upon his return he became a...

    Started by Georgie1915‎, 17-11-2017 1:46 PM
    arbourfield, army veterinary corp, territorial army
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  14. 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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  15. Frank Newman in the Anglo-Zulu War

    Frank Newman (born 1858) is my great grandfather and I have recently come across his obituary in a newspaper item in 1934 whilst searching through some old family papers. The obituary indicates that Frank was born in Stedham, Sussex and at the age of 18 enlisted as a drummer in the 1st Battn....

    Started by juantuss‎, 14-11-2017 10:32 PM
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  16. felstead harvey

    hi I am trying to decipher what medals my father in law got in WW1 . he was in RAMC number 1666. Looking at his medal record he has a the following codes... Victory RAMC/101B 82 PAGE 624. British ditto, 14Star RAMC/5 Page 5.. but on the next line there is something I cant see properly I...

    Started by felstead harvey‎, 15-11-2017 5:56 PM
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  17. unmarked graves ww1

    hi, i have been tracing my great uncle: martin Edwards, 104849 royal field artillery wounded 17/04/1917 died 18/04/17 place, Monchy – le – preux, france just outside Arras i was wondering if anyone can tell me if he would have been buried in an unmarked grave in that area. his name is on a...

    Started by conch542‎, 13-11-2017 2:48 PM
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  18. RASC in Malta WW2

    I'm trying to look up my father's service record. He was William John Sitch Harvey (born 27/5/1912 in Billericay, Essex) and served in, I believe, the RASC in Malta at the end of the war. He was a Warrant Officer, 2nd class (?) but I can find no trace of him in Forces War record. Any ideas why? Is...

    Started by Burnhamphil‎, 12-11-2017 4:16 PM
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  19. Army service No's

    Hi I have been researching my wifes grandfathers ww2 service history and have found out at least 2 people with the same 7 numbers - 1300857and also one of these servicemen have an 8 digit service number (an extra 0 - 13000857) Can anyone help me out John

    Started by johnkw‎, 12-11-2017 7:15 PM
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  20. WW1 HLI enrolment details

    Hi, I am wondering where I would be able to get details regarding my Gt Uncle's enrolment in the HLI in WW1 regarding his parents details or next of kin wife etc. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

    Started by Colin Macdonald‎, 11-11-2017 4:49 PM
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