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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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    12-11-2017, 10:24 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. Royal Field Artillery WW1

    My Great Grandfather was in the Balkans with The Royal Field Artillery it says his secondary unit was 3c Reserve Brigade where he served in the Balkans, does anyone know how i can find out more about this secondary unit 3c reserve Brigade and possibly which unit they would have been with so i can...

    Started by steve60‎, 11-11-2017 4:56 PM
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    11-11-2017, 10:50 PM Go to last post

    Please can someone give me some information ? i have a strong feeling plus iv got a little bit of evidence that someone is claiming to have won the military medal in world war 2 and he is wearing it every yr at rememberance and he is being treated like a hero around my town. is there any way i...

    Started by gerald6903‎, 07-11-2017 8:01 PM
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    09-11-2017, 8:07 PM Go to last post
  11. Finding military service information

    I'm looking for military service information on my grandfather. I believe that he served in the Royal Artillery prior to WW2 in Hong Kong and at some point transferred to the Hong Kong Dockyard Police which I think was as a result of him having to leave the army because he married a Hong Kong...

    Started by jpanichol‎, 09-11-2017 1:02 PM
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  12. Denneville 1940

    I am trying to find out as much information about my Grandfather Sgt. Thomas Pashley of the 71st (west riding) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Especially the battle that led to his death near Denneville, France, on the Cherbourg peninsula. He died on the 17/6/1940. Can anyone help?

    Started by Cooper-Jones‎, 08-11-2017 1:42 PM
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  13. What uniform is this?

    Online it says the photographer Joseph Gothard operated at this address from 1899-1904. Thank you.

    Started by daleaway‎, 07-11-2017 12:04 AM
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  14. Researching Relief of Chitral 1895

    I am researching my great uncle's service in India between 1889 and 1896. I have his India Medal which is inscribed "2365 Pte S. Evans 1st Royl Welsh Fus Tel: Dept" and includes Relief of Chitral clasp. I cannot find any reference to RWF involvement in the expedition and was hoping that someone...

    Started by Greatunclesam‎, 07-11-2017 9:15 AM
    chitral, india., rwf
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  15. Question Information what relative was doing in WW2

    Hi How is everyone ? I have been asked to see if its possible to find out where or what exactly my grandad was during WW2, we know he was in Africa, I think Eqypt or Somalia/Ethopia has been mentioned. Thanks for any help you can provide.

    Started by Anom0122‎, 16-01-2017 5:34 PM
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  16. Royal artillery in Burma and Madagascar

    Hi I'm trying to find out when exactly when my father went to Burma and how long he served there. I have his army record book but the dates could be wrong. He married in 1940 but the records show he was on active service. Has anyone seen the records you can get from the m.o.d for £30 ? Did they...

    Started by Pusscat 123‎, 02-11-2017 5:48 PM
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  17. 1st battalion Irish Guards in WW2

    My dad was in the 1st battalion of The Irish Guards during WW2 - First Name: L W Surname: Lyons Date of Action: 21/02/1944 Fate: Wounded Incident Details: Reported to War Office Casualty Branch for 24 hours ending at 9.00. Incident Date: 15/03/1944 Information: Casualty List No 1394....

    Started by margaret taylor‎, 03-11-2017 3:47 PM
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  18. Royal Engineers 86th Chemical Warfare Company

    My Grandfather was captured on the 21st February 1943 in Tunisia. I'm looking for any details of his capture, the unit and colleges. I have various names from his POW diaries which I'm just starting to transcribe. Any help welcome. Many thanks David

    Started by DAMottershead‎, 21-10-2017 3:40 PM
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  19. i d bracelet

    I have recently come across an identity bracelet in my late mothers belongings it is inscribed on the front with a females name and private address and with the letters and numbers K S B A 63' 2 and would be grateful if anyone could tell me what they are, thanks in advance..

    Started by adjolyn‎, 23-10-2017 1:01 PM
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  20. post-1920 discharge application forms

    I don't know why it took me so long but I have just discovered that one of my grandfathers falls into the category of post-1920 army discharge, therefore I can apply for his personnel record (having previously thought he was in the destroyed WW1 service records category). I have just been...

    Started by wimsey‎, 21-10-2017 4:41 AM
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