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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 12:55 PM
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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 2:34 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 4:14 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 1:20 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 5:14 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 4:08 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 12:24 PM
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  1. Patrick Timmins

    I have been searching for any records of Patrick Timmins. My g/g/ grandmother Ann Timmins was living in the ? Barracks at Portsmouth in 1848 when she second married Isaac Taylor, so obviously Patrick must have been in the army. She was listed as widow at time of her marriage. I have found the...

    Started by FernNZ‎, 13-04-2016 11:31 PM
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  2. Moved: 12th Foot-Mauritius 1841

    Searching for the record/s of Private Patrick Timmins, Service No. 468, 12th Foot-Mauritius. I know he was in Mauritius from 1839-43 with his wife Ann when 2 daughters were born. National Archives W0/12/2955. Thanks for any help.

    Started by FernNZ‎, 24-09-2017 4:45 AM
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    Hello from Melbourne AUSTRALIA I've been trying for about 9 years to find information regarding my ggg grandfather. He was born about 1810 in Ireland. He had a son William Hamilton born about 1835-1840? in Gibraltar. I've been able to trace his son on various England census which sometimes...

    Started by rubeaz‎, 11-09-2017 12:27 PM
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  4. Moved: when&where did Percy C Wheeler b1901 die?

    Started by Mol100‎, 18-09-2017 7:40 PM
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  5. Kenneth Morrison

    I am trying to find Kenneth William Morrison born in Liverpool in 1940. He joined the Royal Fusiliers around 1959 and served in Kuwait 1961. Any info about him or his movements would be appreciated.

    Started by FrancesB‎, 21-09-2017 5:14 PM
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  6. reports photographs of fallen soldiers

    Is there a way of finding reports written about soldiers killed during WW1 and/or their photographs. I am researching 37 soldiers killed during WW1 who attended the school where I work. We have school magazines from that period with the photographs and things written by either their officers or...

    Started by S_Acourt‎, 19-09-2014 9:59 PM
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  7. WW 1 Memorial Plaque

    My family have recently found a WW1 Memorial Plaque in amongst our 'old papers' . The name on the plaque is Thomas William Lewis and handwritten on the envelope are his details , 'Reported missing 11/1/1915 , 1st South Staffs regiment and service no 8510. I have found on Ancestry his medal...

    Started by colwyn‎, 12-09-2017 3:03 PM
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  8. Harry Ormrod - Leiutenant KOYLI

    My great uncle Lt Harry Ormrod was killed 1st July 1916 at The Battle of The Somme serving for the KOYLI 8 Bat. I've just found out he firstly served for the 11th (Reserve) Bat. Could anyone please be able to tell me how to find out when he was transferred from the 11th to the 8th... Many thanks

    Started by Barry1957‎, 13-09-2017 3:22 PM
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  9. Help identifying grandfathers military servic

    Hi I am trying to find out about my grandfathers military service. He served during ww1 and was in the black watch. I found his medal index card and I have his original medals with his service details on them. I didn't realise though that he took part in ww2. I remember my mum mentioned in a quick...

    Started by Nicknac‎, 10-09-2017 3:03 PM
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  10. The Fold3

    I know not everyone has the dosh to join all the various Ancestry holdings. I was lucky enough to win an enhanced membership through a photo-captioning contest. The membership immediately prompted me to look at "new" records added to The FOLD3. There are a bunch of new ones that folks with...

    Started by fitzgerc‎, 09-09-2017 9:00 PM
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  11. Richard Douglas boy soldier

    G'day all, This is my first attempt asking for help using this site, but have been doing family research in other ways for over 15 years using Ancestry, Roots Magic, Scotlands People, Find my Past etc. My great grandfather Richard Douglas was born in Corfu in 1831, joined the Army as a boy...

    Started by rwalmond‎, 24-01-2017 4:20 AM
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  12. Question Request for Assistance - tracing 2 relatives

    Hi all My name is David Campbell, and I would be very grateful for any assistance that the BG community could provide in helping me research two relatives that served in the British Army in WWI and WWII respectively: James (Gabriel) Steven - born Gabriel Gillies, 10/2/1903, Rutherglen,...

    Started by davcam‎, 07-09-2017 9:48 AM
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  13. Hello introduction and search info

    Introducing myself. Stewart Campbell Englishman Living in France. Researching William Duncan Pratt Campbell Known info. Born 1883 Married 1916

    Started by stewpot47‎, 05-09-2017 10:20 AM
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  14. Royal artillery ; 9th brigade?

    hi, I'm unsure if anyone can help me but here goes....Ive been searching for info on EDWARD JONES army no. 5562 I have his marriage certificate he married in Leith Scotland on 7th January 1857 on the Army record of his marriage at the top he was in the 9th brigade... it also has red scribbled...

    Started by Sheena O'Fee‎, 30-08-2017 1:34 PM
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  15. James BOWEN, Private

    James BOWEN, Private Can anyone help me in tracing some record of private ‘James Bowen’ who was reputed to be in the Buffs or maybe a ‘Kent Regiment’. He was born in 1878 in Margate and joined the Army presumably after 1892 as a private. This was into a Kent Regiment thought to be the...

    Started by reevemjr‎, 21-08-2009 10:56 AM
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  16. ASPT Aldershot training course records

    Hi, I'm trying to trace someone who attended the 33rd assistant instructors long course at ASPT Aldershot in 1930 and I'm looking for a list of attendees. So far as I'm aware ASPT don't hold records of who attended these courses, I know it's unlikely but does anyone know if information about who...

    Started by wh199701‎, 30-08-2017 12:00 PM
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    Evening all, I am trying to establish my grandfathers service number. Unfortunately this has been lost over the years between my immediate family. Clearly I have a few possibles on forces wars records but there isn't enough information to absolutely validate this (to make this more difficult my...

    Started by LUKEPEARSE028‎, 29-08-2017 10:26 PM
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  18. Royal Garrison Artillery 5/7th H.T.N. (?) Bty

    I am desperate to try and find where my Grandfather, Albert Gordon Wilkinson, served in the 1st WW. We know his regimental number is 119786 and he was in the Royal Garrison Artillery, probably called up in September 1916. we have his medal record card but this does not give us any additional...

    Started by NWilkinson‎, 23-08-2017 10:41 PM
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  19. WW1 Postcard Research

    Hi everyone, I received a WW1 postcard as one of my birthday presents and I would really like to find out about the soldier that the postcard was addressed to. I would be grateful if anyone could please look up his details for me as I do not have access at the moment. Private James Edward...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 16-08-2017 9:16 PM
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  20. Thumbs up Moses Maltas WW1

    hello I'm trying to trace glover /bradbrook and maltas/robshaw just started on family tree its going ok but any help would be good at the moment stuck on finding moses maltas ww1 all I have is his reg no 5047 x

    Started by gloverit‎, 30-07-2017 2:45 PM
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