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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. Training RFA Officers during World War 1

    2Lt HT McGarvie RFA, an Australian, arrived in England in August 1916 and was then commissioned on 22 December 1916, before then joining his unit, D Battery 52nd Bde RFA in March 1917. He was subsequently KIA on 8 July 1917. Does anyone know where Hector McGarvie was trained from September until...

    Started by Royal Irish‎, 21-02-2018 5:47 PM
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  2. Russian Award to British Officer 1917

    Does anyone know why Lt Col HT Belcher DSO RFA (subsequently KIA on 08 July 1917) should be awarded the Imperial Russian Order of St Anne - 3rd Class with Swords? There is no mention of him serving with Imperial Russian Forces and he was awarded his DSO at the Siege of Ladysmith. Was this an...

    Started by Royal Irish‎, 21-02-2018 5:39 PM
    foreign decorations
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  3. Sevastopol Battle

    My gt-gt-granddad has medals from serving in the battle of Sevastopol during Crimean War - James Charles Pennell, who originally came from Middlesex. I had thought I found him on FWR site, but the James Pennell listed shows as being in service 1 Jan-31 Mar 1851... my ancestor was in the March 1851...

    Started by Des1971‎, 13-02-2018 8:23 AM
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  4. Georges Square barracks 1841

    Thanks to helpful Brit-Gen members, I located the correct birth record of John Phillips, 1845, my great great uncle. The occupation of his father was "pensioner." Now I knew that the name of John's mother was Maria Jane, same as John's sister. I looked nearby in Devon for the family in 1841 and...

    Started by BMcAleer‎, 14-04-2010 12:51 AM
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  5. Looking for WW2 info

    I have been trying to find my father in law's records with no success. Leonard Arthur Beckett Royal Norfolk Rgt. 1940-1945. I have his Records from UK, but can't find him on here. He was also in the 9th Lancers for 12 years from 1920. Can anyone help please? My son has now received replicas of his...

    Started by Leonbeck‎, 20-02-2018 8:31 AM
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  6. 11th regiment 1835- BOYD- CAMPBELL- PHILLIPS

    I'm looking for two Serjeants who were in the 11th Regiment of Foot (Devonshire) in 1835, and were witnesses at the marriage of my 3rd great grandparents, Mary Jane CAMPBELL and Serjeant John PHILLIPS, at Corfu. The witnesses were Serjeant J. BOYD and Serjeant F. CAMPBELL.

    Started by BMcAleer‎, 02-07-2010 1:50 AM
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  7. Need more information Can anyone help please?

    I have just joined in the hope of finding out more about what happened to my Dad when he was injured at the battle of Tobruk in world war 2. I have found his record but there isn't much information on there. Can anyone tell me where I may get more info please. He was a corparel in the East...

    Started by pamelams‎, 11-02-2018 6:16 PM
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  8. Prince of Wales Volunteer South Lancs

    Anyone know of any WW1 records of this regiment? My grandfather, we think, was in it. We have tried many sources with no luck. His name was Ernest Walter Dean with a service number 43134. We do have a certificate with his medals and a picture. Any help would be much appreciated. He lived in...

    Started by ballantiner‎, 09-02-2018 12:14 PM
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  9. WWII Info, Manchester

    I have just been gifted with a small lamp gifted to a female relative at the end of WWII. The inscription is "To LFW H. Hanson, Camp Street Station, N.F. 5.27 F.F. "C" Division". Is there anyone who would know what the rank and branch are, and is there any information about the Camp Street Station...

    Started by CanadianWhisper‎, 09-02-2018 8:55 PM
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    11-02-2018, 2:12 AM Go to last post
  10. 206 Indian Base Ordnance Depot

    I am a genealogist and I have a letter from an English Officer, possibly a Lt. Colonel, dated April 1946, written from the following address: 206 IBOD, Avadi Sub Area, 14 Radias ABPO (Advanced Base Post Office). I am assuming the writer was with the Indian Army Ordnance Corps, based at Avadi,...

    Started by JParkes‎, 10-02-2018 1:06 AM
    1946, avadi india, indian army, royal army ordnance corps
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  11. John Tubby of the 12 foot

    Hello I would like to know about John Tubby from Norfolk. Born sometime between 1738-41 near Norwich. Served with the 12 Foot. Ref on another site to a pension examination 1762. He marries in 1763 a Phillis Doyle. Sorry dont know how to search for his record. Keen to learn more about him and...

    Started by tempo88‎, 07-02-2018 4:51 PM
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  12. Help in G-Grandfather's military history?

    Could anyone help me in tracing my great grandfather, George Edmund Wilcox, and his time in the army? I know very little about his army career, passed down through word of mouth, so I'm not sure how accurate it all is. He's said to have served in India before WWI, where he won medals as a...

    Started by morrwilcox‎, 06-02-2018 11:08 AM
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  13. Where do I go from here?

    Thanks to this site, I think I may be on the way to demolishing a 20 year old brick wall. My ggg-grandfather, James Anderson, is listed here as in the Royal Artillery, 15th Brigade, army number 488, ref WO 10/2679. I would like to find out where he came from in the UK. The only documents I can...

    Started by vall47‎, 03-02-2018 4:32 PM
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  14. RE: HMS Jason and El Alamein

    Hi, My partners Uncle Albert Taylor died on the 9th December 1941, he is listed in the El Alamein War Memorial, his Army number was 6920001 and was a Rifleman in the 2nd Battallion. We have not been able to ascertain what his exact cause of death was. It could be many things, he was injured...

    Started by cherylj‎, 24-01-2011 5:41 AM
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  15. William Brown, 76th Regiment of Foot 1853-57

    I am seeking the military records of my 2nd great grandfather, Corporal William Brown of the 76th Regiment of Foot who died at the tender age of 27-28 on 05 Aug 1857 and was buried in Church of England Cemetery, St John, New Brunswick, Canada, 4 months before his first child, my great grandmother...

    Started by jahli2003‎, 31-01-2018 2:58 AM
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    76th regiment of foot, new brunswick, william brown
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  16. KRRC 1880's

    I have a discharge notice for KRAFFT, J. Regt No 4083 in Portsmouth. Relevant dates are Attestation 7/6/1879, Discharge purchased 8/7/1885 Discharged 14/6/1885. Corps is given as Dep KRRC and discharge documents were sent to the Rifle Depot. 2 years prior to the Joining date I have a James...

    Started by Peterkinz‎, 30-01-2018 9:56 PM
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  17. Information on my dad if possible please

    Hi everyone, I'm starting my family tree and am new to this so I hope I'm in the right place. I'm looking for any information regarding my dad Charles Young, he was born in Brethdir, South Glamorgan on 27th March 1906. I believe he enlisted in the Welsh Regiment at Newport, Monmouthshire on...

    Started by trevsjoy‎, 29-01-2018 10:48 AM
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  18. Looking for info

    Hello from Ontario Canada...looking for info on my great uncle who was killed in October of 1918 in France. ..his name is Walter Archer 50689...any info or help greatly appreciated. ..Chuck...I can also be reached at sabb66caATyahooDOTcom

    Started by Sabb66ca‎, 26-01-2018 11:06 PM
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  19. Grayling

    Hello first ever post and struggling . I am trying to find out 2 things please. (1) I am trying to find out ANY military Records regarding my Grandfather Archibald ( Archie ) Grayling born in 1911. Have been told so many things by my mother which have all turned out to be false . I do...

    Started by moomoos‎, 27-01-2018 2:57 PM
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  20. Help identifying regiment

    Hi All been trying to find out about my Grandad's time in the army, think the badge is the Leinster regiment?

    Started by dwyer65‎, 25-01-2018 3:30 PM
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