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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. Can anyone help make sense of Column C

    Can anyone make sense of column C. This is a section of my Grandfather's military records. I know he took part in the liberation of Jersey (have his medal). I can't work our how he ended up doing so, was too young much of the war, and a Bandsman who as far as I am aware spent most of the war in...

    Started by julzmuirhead‎, 21-05-2017 7:48 PM
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  2. UK Deserter Edward Evans 1877/78

    Hi I am wondering if at all I would be able to find information on Edward Evans born Wrexham abt 1855 who appears on the UK deserters list. Have found that he was with the Royal Artillery at Horfield # 5163. Looked at a few places but unable to find any military record for him. Any help much...

    Started by kiwibarb‎, 21-04-2017 6:42 AM
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  3. Uniforms

    Could anyone shed some light on the soldiers, apart from the soldiers stood at the ends left and right are the others Russian and if so could anyone recognise the uniforms. My wifes father is the one stood on the left KOYI. This photo was found amongst his effects and we wondered about the photo...

    Started by scozzas‎, 18-05-2017 6:42 AM
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  4. Occupation

    This is part of my project investigation the convicts shipped on the Mangles in 1832, but as it is not about convict records I set up a new thread here. The Convict thread is https://www.british-genealogy.com/threads/88645-Convicts-of-Mangles-(6) ARCHIBALD KNOX was a 29 year old soldier from...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 17-05-2017 8:20 AM
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  5. scrawford

    I wish to contact bobn ref Own William Geary

    Started by scrawford‎, 14-05-2017 1:11 PM
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  6. 38 Vehicle Company RAOC Italy 1944

    Started by brownicbrown‎, 09-05-2017 7:04 PM
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  7. WW2 - Italy

    Hi all, I am currently looking to find information in regards to my Uncle who was killed in Italy serving 44th (7th Bn. The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt.) Regt., Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. We know he is buried in Minturno (Which we have visited), but are really interested to try and find out...

    Started by dpnuk1978‎, 12-05-2017 11:09 AM
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  8. Obtaining my father's military records

    Just wondering if anyone (particularly outside the UK) can help me with some advice. I would like to obtain my father's war records from the MOD. I have read the Sticky on the subject and downloaded the relevant forms from the MOD website. I do have my father's service number. He was a gunner with...

    Started by NZMoi99‎, 11-05-2017 4:31 AM
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  9. Question RASC 53rd Troop Carrying Company

    This is new territory for me. I am more used to researching the history of bus operations and operators! My uncle (Gordon Herbert Cheeseman T 10698126) who died last year was one of those who rarely talked about his war time experiences. His son has asked me to see what I can find out and with...

    Started by clivec‎, 08-05-2017 11:05 AM
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  10. Van den Broucke W, POW and KIA

    Dear, For an article in the magazine of the Historical Society of Lokeren (Belgium) we are looking for more information about a Belgian soldier who served in the South African army as a volunteer. Willem H. Van Den Broucke, born in Belgium, Lokeren on 12 dec 1912 and who was killed during WW2....

    Started by andemu‎, 05-04-2017 2:17 PM
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  11. ATS WW2

    Does anyone know any on-line resourses for the ATS 1939/1945 Also with reference to the posting 'Old Army Photo's' I have a picture of my Mum taken at Laindon Militia Camp a mixed group group on a 'Radar Course' May 1944.Would love to know who some of the others were in the photo it would be such a...

    Started by elizabethjones1‎, 02-03-2008 6:49 PM
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  12. Physical Training Instructor

    Does anyone know if a Physical Training Instructor would be attached to a particular training branch of the Army, or would they be attached to a particular unit, or perhaps either? I have a photo of a PTI with a shoulder badge that looks like it is Northamptonshire Regiment. Unfortunately I do...

    Started by Grimes548‎, 25-04-2017 4:38 PM
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  13. 10th service Battalion Yorks and Lancaster

    my great granddad George Richard King died 20th July 1917 of wounds and is buried at Hazebrock cemetery in France. i am trying to find out where he was prior to his death, would he have been mentioned in a war diary? thank you

    Started by grimethorpegirl‎, 23-04-2017 9:59 PM
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  14. 1st Royal Irish Rifles PRE WWI info/WWI info

    My mother's uncle, Henry Kilgariff, was from Belfast, moved to Glasgow by 1901, and was in the 1st Royal Irish Rifles before WWI. He is in the British 1911 Census, in Burma, with the 1st Royal Irish Rifles. He is in his 30s, single, and a private. I want to know how/if I can find more info on his...

    Started by caroleires‎, 20-04-2017 10:44 PM
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  15. Royal Artillery 11th Battery 1881 is it real

    I am trying to check to see if the above is a real Royal Artillery battalion. It is mentioned on a birth certificate for someone who may be my grandma and I would like to establish if it is real before I proceed. I am not familiar with the set up of army regiments etc so would like to check...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 11-04-2017 7:52 AM
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  16. Tracing Joseph Haddock Private. WW1.

    I am interested in any information about the South Lancashire Regiment in WW1, my great uncle Joseph Haddock died on the 10th August 1916. Does anyone know what the South Lancashire regiment was doing on that day...what was their objective, and any information at all about my great uncle...Private...

    Started by paulblue‎, 08-04-2017 5:03 PM
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  17. Royal berkshires regiment cyprus

    Hi Does anyone have any relatives in the Royal berkshires regiment and went to Cyprus in 1955. My grandad is called John Tidy and he was an officer. He passed away on Thursday and was just wondering if there is anyone out there who can remember him?

    Started by Johnjtidy‎, 09-04-2017 7:04 PM
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  18. labour corps gas attack

    During WW1 ,my grandfather, George Eyre served with the 26th Labour Company of the Labour Corps, Sometime in the Spring / Summer of 1918 he suffered from the affects of a "gas attack" I believe he was stationed in the Ypres Salient at the time. On the 14th of August 1918 he was brought back to...

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 08-04-2017 7:52 AM
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  19. 17th Foot

    Hi, I am trying to trace my great great grandfather. I have the birth certificate of my great grandfather, Joseph Henry Carroll born August 1867 in Chatham, Kent, and on it it says his father was James Carroll a Lance Corporal in the 17th foot who lived at Brompton, Chatham. Joseph's mother was...

    Started by Diane64‎, 06-04-2017 7:20 AM
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  20. George Duffield [7823]

    Hi I'm looking for more information about George Duffield and his experiences in WW1. He was very severely injured in his face and received surgery in France although he was a potential prisoner of war. The medic who operated on him used his injury as a case study and became an eminent...

    Started by Carole Williams‎, 31-03-2017 2:31 PM
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