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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. John wilson 13th Company Royal SP 1837

    Hi Have no real expertise in Military Records can anyone help me. I have a John Wilson marrying in 1837 in Shinrone Ireland and his occupation states 13th Company Royal SP. He has a son Thomas Wilson who joins the Royal Engineers in July 1851 aged 12 as an underage Bugler - I have his records....

    Started by Debra Bozkurt‎, 17-02-2019 11:19 AM
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    18-02-2019, 8:28 AM Go to last post
  2. Rifle Brigade 1890?

    Hi, I'm trying to find information on a William Henry Smith who was a member of the Rifle Brigade in 1890. The only information I have is that he was age 22 and married to Henrietta Curtis. I would be grateful for any information. Thank you.

    Started by j2sea2002‎, 14-02-2019 7:49 PM
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  3. Searching for Clement of Royal Scots Greys

    The late American radio artist Joe Frank produced a show titled 'Clement at Christmas', the first 29 minutes are an English fellow telling about his life, which included a stint as a junior officer in the Royal Scots Greys. He doesn't give years, but he must have been born 1944-1946. He graduated...

    Started by ArthurPeabody‎, 30-01-2019 10:10 PM
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    31-01-2019, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  4. Francis Arundel Bell, 1906

    Grandfather's WW1 draft record (for the US - he moved) claims that he was a private in a 'territorial regiment' (doesn't specify which) in 1906. I can't find his record on this site. He was a Liverpudlian who lived in that general area until he moved to the Colonies. Are territorials different?

    Started by ArthurPeabody‎, 10-06-2016 6:30 AM
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    30-01-2019, 9:52 PM Go to last post
  5. Stations of the British Army April 1899

    While searching for something else I came across a list of 'Stations of the British Army' listing where the various regiments were based. The article can be found in the British Newspaper Archive and also on Findmypast in the 'Army and Navy Gazette', dated 15 April 1899. It's on page 25. I...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 26-01-2019 7:32 PM
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    27-01-2019, 2:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Welsh Guards 1st battalion WW1

    I am new to this website and forum and this is my first post so please forgive me if I ask stupid questions. I joined to research my family military history. I know my grandad was in the Welsh Guards in WW1 and my dad in the RAF in WW2. I can find my grandad but not my dad on the website. I know...

    Started by bugsieofchelsea‎, 03-01-2019 8:28 PM
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    05-01-2019, 5:23 AM Go to last post
  7. St Helena Rifles

    I am looking to find information about a chap called Joseph Jon who served in St Helena around 1830 -1850 Can anyone please help me find any information about the man or the st Helena rifles around that time period please.

    Started by Tony P‎, 31-12-2018 4:18 PM
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    02-01-2019, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  8. Pioneer Corps service number

    Hello, Iím planning on sending off to the MOD for my great grandadís service records from the Pioneer Corps in WWII, however iím Confused by his service number. I canít decide whether the 4th character is a letter or number. I donít know how service numbers work so I donít know if some regiments...

    Started by Hoosteen‎, 01-01-2019 1:55 PM
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    01-01-2019, 2:35 PM Go to last post
  9. Finding out when the service started and fini

    Hi How would you find out when a particular soldier began and ended his service in the Cheshire Regiment 2nd battalion for Palestine..i can see that he got his medal but not much else. Trying to find out if he was home in time to concieve a baby born March 1948! Cheers Denise

    Started by DeKneez‎, 29-12-2018 10:54 PM
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    30-12-2018, 7:34 AM Go to last post
  10. Trying to identify regiment(s)

    Of My Great Grandfather William Meredith on the right with Medal (also anyone recognise that one) and his Brother James. I am assuming they were in the same regiment - it was either Lancashire, Manchester or Liverpool during WW1 it would then help me track down his war record - family legend was he...

    Started by MandalVandal‎, 28-12-2018 1:47 PM
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  11. 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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  12. 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. 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
  14. 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 Yearís 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    30-11-2018, 2:59 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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