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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. WW2 Middlesex regiment

    Hi. First time on here. I'm looking for information about a relative who served in Middlesex regiment in WW2. I have his army number and dates. I cannot find any reference to him on Ancestry, FMP or Forces war records. Am I likely to or will I have to pay for his records from MOD? Really just...

    Started by ceewash‎, 29-03-2017 4:01 PM
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    30-03-2017, 3:13 PM Go to last post
  10. Lightbulb Soldiers in China 1935-1939

    Hello everybody, I'm looking a relative who was a soldier in China between 1935-1939 aprox. But I don't know how to start. Any help please!!:confused5:

    Started by crisanbug‎, 29-03-2017 5:25 PM
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  11. Forester in the Military 1835 to 1843.

    Hello! Please can someone point me in the right direction? I am trying to trace my Great and Great Great Grandfather both of whom were in the Military. I have searched all the Forces War Records and can find no trace of either of them, My great Grandfather was called William Henry Frederick...

    Started by ginnyd‎, 11-01-2016 3:55 PM
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  12. Duke of wellington west riders regiment

    Hi could anyone explain or give info re this gentleman please? I have no d.o.b or anything...other than a discharge certificate for him, also his son being Norman Powell of Skipton, Yorkshire. Name: George Powell Military Year: 1914-1920 Rank: Private Medal Awarded: British War Medal and...

    Started by toffeetower‎, 12-03-2017 4:31 PM
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  13. Royal Army Service Corps

    Hello, I'm trying to find out some information about the army service of my Great Grandfather - Henry Vernon Hatton. According to my Nan's birth certificate, Henry - her Father - had his occupation as a Private in the R.A.S.C - next to this looks like something that is written as "ms". ...

    Started by markymoomoo39‎, 20-03-2017 8:18 PM
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  14. Army officer near blind in one eye

    I am researching an army officer who served in the Royal Engineers, especially Mil Survey, from 1951-1959. His PULHEES medical record indicates that throughout his service he was graded 2 for all the main categories except eyesight where he was given grade 1 for one eye and 5 for the other. I am...

    Started by dmart7‎, 25-03-2017 10:20 AM
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  15. Army Officer medical data codes

    Army Service records of yesteryear (Form B199a) include section 11 on Medical Data. It rates medical attributes for the officer in columns under single letter codes: P U L H E M S. Can someone tell me, or point to a document, which will explain these codes? As it happens, I can decipher that E...

    Started by dmart7‎, 24-03-2017 9:39 AM
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  16. john kenneth walker

    Hi looking for information on my uncle...on behalf of my mother.johns sister..she hasnt seen him since 1940s. john kenneth walker born manchester hulme 13/dec/1920.entered the army ww2..served north africa.after the war stayed in the service until retirement...his mother was emily roberts..his...

    Started by lindos1979‎, 01-03-2017 3:52 PM
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  17. Army B102 form

    Hi There, I have just received my grandfathers service records and am slowly working through them. I have a B102 form and under 'postings' I have the entry; DRAFT R.O.L.O.L MEF 21.1.46 Can anyone help as to what this may mean? Have tried various search engines but to no avail. Many...

    Started by famhislock‎, 20-03-2017 12:01 PM
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  18. Medal Index Help

    Hello all, Can anyone please help me with any relevant information regarding the following soldier. PTE, William Edward Luker - 03359 - A.O.C He is my friends G Grandfather and we are struggling to obtain any information apart from the WW1 medal trio he already as in his possession, i.e....

    Started by Codge01‎, 20-03-2017 12:59 PM
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  19. WW2 Medical records

    Is it possible to find out a soldier's injuries or get their medical records whilst serving in WW2? I know which Hospitals and Casualty Clearing Stations, also some of the hospitals were in the UK and admittances were between 1940-1945. Thanks

    Started by ElizaWW2‎, 19-03-2017 4:37 AM
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  20. Uncle Henry's uniform

    Can anyone help with this uniform, it is believed he was in India but I am wondering whether it is Boer war given his age. I have noticed it is a 1822 model light cavalry sword, 34 inch blade,without a Sam Browne fitting which indicates it could the Royal Horse Artillery. The Dragoon helmet fits...

    Started by feckless‎, 17-03-2017 4:47 PM
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