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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. Smile Royal Warwickshire Regiment WWII

    Hello - My grandfather used to tell me stories of his extensive WWII travels around middle and far east in the Royal Artillery. He also helped administer Berlin after the war ended. Unfortunately I was probably too young at the time to fully appreciate his 6 years in the Army. Sadly he has of...

    Started by lobo88‎, 10-06-2019 4:06 PM
    berlin, burma, north west frontier, royal artillery, warwickshires
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    10-06-2019, 4:21 PM Go to last post
  2. Forces War Records Brand New Website Feature.

    Weíve made it easier to find the records youíve been searching for. Forces War Records are excited to announce that they have now launched a powerful new update to their records page, which could mean brand new insight for you and an industry first in genealogy website research. When you...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 04-06-2019 11:14 AM
    army, army records, forces war records, genealogy, medals, military, military genealogy, navy, raf, service records
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  3. Royal Artillery Rank Gunner vs L Bombardier

    My great grandfather William Bond enlisted in the Royal Artillery in 1867 at the age of 24. His rank throughout his 21+ years of service was Gunner. He spent some time in Malta and also India before returning to England. By 1882 he was with the Regimental District Staff at Woolwich. In 1887 he...

    Started by barbstarmans‎, 30-05-2019 9:47 AM
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    30-05-2019, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  4. Wink Seeking army records

    Hi My name is Jayne and im researching Albert Hylands Eastbourne who was married to Louise Hylands and he died 29th Sept 1918 in France . Trying to find any pictures of him Archie Grayling Eastbourne who was married To Constance Holder and he died in 1962. I am trying to find his army...

    Started by jaynessearch‎, 20-05-2019 6:30 PM
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  5. Army Lists - Rank in the Corps and Army

    Hi I have been looking at some old Army lists from 1778 and 1786 for my 5th Great Grandfather James Bramham. The lists appear to give separete dates for promotion of rank, the first being with the Corps (of Engineers in James Bramham's case) and the second in the Army. Please could someone...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 19-05-2019 10:31 AM
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    20-05-2019, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  6. Army - India - Murder

    I know it's a confusing title, but that is it. I will tell you everything I know. My fathers uncle Reginald Carl Boden (30.12.1906 - 25.03.1975 in Birmingham, Warwickshire) married Hilda Cook (19.07.1911 - 30.07.1988) in 1933. They had 3 children, the one in question being Jill Marjorie Boden...

    Started by JulPre‎, 11-05-2019 8:15 PM
    army, courtmartial, india, murder
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    12-05-2019, 6:54 PM Go to last post
  7. Uniform Identification

    can anyone help in the identification of these military uniforms please, they are all late Victorian photos.

    Started by Brian Howse‎, 09-05-2019 10:36 AM
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    09-05-2019, 1:29 PM Go to last post
  8. WWII records.

    I run the risk of asking a stupid question, but im going to ask it anyhow. I have been looking for my grandfathers war records, and having put his full name in it came back with initials and a surname. Now I don't know his number or rank so how can I tell if this particular man is indeed my...

    Started by welshineire‎, 07-05-2019 5:43 PM
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    07-05-2019, 9:07 PM Go to last post
  9. King's Royal Rifle Corps during WW1

    Hello, My great granddad served as a private in the King's Royal Rifle Corps during WW1 and I've been trying to find out which battalion he was in. I want to show my dad his path on the WW1 troop movement map: ...

    Started by Martin096‎, 21-04-2019 9:11 AM
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    23-04-2019, 5:26 PM Go to last post
  10. William MARSHALSEA b1848? Army 1863-1879

    Filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) although he would have been in his 60's in 1914: William MARSHALSEA, home address BRIDPORT, Dorset, joined the Army Service Corps on 27 June 1863, declaring age 18y 3m, born Bridport. He was probably only 15y - the only suitable birth is Q3 1848...

    Started by fullscott‎, 22-04-2019 1:27 PM
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    22-04-2019, 8:59 PM Go to last post
  11. Rufus MARSHALL b1839 Mil Service 1859-1880

    Filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) although he would have been in his 70's when WW1 started: Rufus MARSHALL joined the Army Service Corps on 15 August 1859, age 20y, born Mirfield, Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Regt No: 1547. Served his 21 years until discharge in 1880. Address on discharge:...

    Started by fullscott‎, 22-04-2019 1:17 PM
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    22-04-2019, 3:35 PM Go to last post
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    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 17-04-2019 9:16 AM
    army, army records, discount, military, military genealogy, navy, offer, raf, rfc, wwi, wwii
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  13. Jacob waters

    Iíve found my 3rd great grandfathers army record and was wondering if anyone could help with telling me what it says on this page as Iím having trouble understanding the handwriting I can see thereís something about forfeit the Egyptian medal and star? He fought in the 1882 Egypt campaign

    Started by mand82‎, 15-04-2019 9:42 PM
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    17-04-2019, 7:24 AM Go to last post
  14. Henry Edward byron

    Iíve been looking for my 2nd great grandfathers army record but only found this, itís not the same enlistment forms Iíve seen with other army records Iíve searched before and is it normal to only enlist for 10months only? It says he served at home from January to Oct 1915,

    Started by mand82‎, 15-04-2019 9:24 PM
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    16-04-2019, 9:49 PM Go to last post
  15. Edward henry byron

    Iíve been trying to find my great grandfathers army record but I can only seem to find this one which is only a entry on a form with loads of other people but the transcript says he was in the Surrey regiment, I was wondering if anyone can help with any advice etc to get more info if there is any...

    Started by mand82‎, 15-04-2019 9:14 PM
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  16. Mallory Gilbert MARSHALL - WW1

    Here's an oddity in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363): This man, MALLORY GILBERT MARSHALL, served with the RFA & ASC, with Regimental Numbers 178148 & 87779 (it's not clear which no. is which regt.) The Cover Sheet of his records shows this info (as normal) and the instruction: DO NOT FILM. ...

    Started by fullscott‎, 08-04-2019 5:45 PM
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    09-04-2019, 8:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Trying to find regiment location

    My 3rd great grandfather was in the army & online itís only given me ď5th BN royal fusiliersĒ and his service number 2040 but canít find where in the uk he was based during his army days the transcript only says where he was from but not where he was sent to 😞

    Started by mand82‎, 04-04-2019 2:49 AM
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  18. Gibraltar British Army Regiments 1802

    Hello I am trying to determine which regiments were stationed in or visited Gibraltar in September 1802 when an Irish man had a child baptised there. I don't know if he was in the army (perhaps marines or navy?), or perhaps nothing to do with the military, but he pops up in the West End of...

    Started by Ian5678‎, 21-03-2019 9:13 AM
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  19. Lovat Scouts

    My Grandfather served with the Lovat Scouts in WW1. He fought at Suvla Bay in the Gallipoli campaign, then went to Egypt to take part in the Senussi Campaign. After that he went to France where I'd heard his unit was integrated into another Scottish Battalion. He was subsequently wounded at the...

    Started by Heachdrumclog‎, 19-03-2019 1:18 PM
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    24-03-2019, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  20. John Willie Hepworth

    I am unable to trace the records of my relative. I have a bible with this info in it. Pte John Willie Hepworth 4329 Signal Section 35th ?. F. Nov 1 1916 Herne-Bay Kent. Can anyone help me with this. Thank you.

    Started by Bigdcanada‎, 23-03-2019 7:57 PM
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    24-03-2019, 7:11 AM Go to last post

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