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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. POW camp

    Hi, I'm researching Edward William Lee, he was taken prisoner at Dunkirk in 1940, he spent the entire was as POW being released in 1945 How do I find out which prisoner of war camp he was held in? Can't find him on Ancestry. He is listed on this this database, but not which camp. Any ideas? ...

    Started by Niaouli68‎, 14-04-2018 8:33 PM
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  2. Red face 1931 -1952

    I'm trying to make sense of my fathers army record. I know he joined the Royal Horse Artillery in 1931 and went out to India. He was in the 57th Field Battery and some of the time at Lahore. I have many, many photos of his time in India. He was involved in the Mahmood operations (not sure of...

    Started by arabhorse‎, 25-04-2018 1:19 PM
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  3. Trying to find Burial.

    I posted earlier . I am trying to find out some info on my G.G.G.GrandfatherThomas Ryan born in Thurles Tipperary Ireland. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery Woolwich on 18/07/1832 at the age of 19.Sadly he died on 02/04/1849at Kilcradane Fort in Co. Clare Ireland. I am trying to find out his...

    Started by pattiec‎, 23-04-2018 8:33 PM
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  4. Understanding part of a record.

    Hi All, Manged to find my great grandfather on here.On his record, it states he was wounded and "Particulars furnished: Woolwich, 14/11/1917. What exactly does that mean, is that the date he arrived back in the UK after being injured or does it mean something else? ...

    Started by rebecca88‎, 21-04-2018 10:39 AM
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  5. POW Stalag !X Sondershausen Germany

    Just found a photograph of my late Father-in-law with 3 of his pals, all Yorkshire lads. He was in the 1st Searchlight Regiment and was captured near Calais in 1940. After Sondershausen they marched to Stalag XXA on Torun, Poland He was from Kexborough near Barnsley so I assume his pals were...

    Started by Sumi‎, 15-04-2018 1:33 PM
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  6. My Grandfather

    Hi I am trying to find out some information about my grandfather who served in ww2 in the royal artillery. I dont have a lot of information apart from when he enlisted which I got off findmypast Service number 1742242 Attestation year 1940 Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942 ...

    Started by Wackuk‎, 25-03-2018 1:59 PM
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  7. War Record for Far East PoW

    Good afternoon. Apologies for posting repeat information but I could not find a way of searching for my previous post and following on from it. I had previously enquired about my grandfather John Bell Nichol and had downloaded his record. Following advice from this forum I have now got the...

    Started by jpanichol‎, 04-04-2018 5:02 PM
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  8. Great granddad - please help

    The two people on the right of this photo are my great grandparents. Bertie James Edmund Norton and Rose Ann Lynch. My understandings is that this picture was taken in Northern Ireland after the end of WW1. My great grandfather was originally from Ipswich and joined up at 15/16 years old around the...

    Started by Thomas85‎, 08-04-2018 9:58 PM
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  9. 16th Btn Lancashire Fusiliers - help needed

    I am trying to find records relating to my great grandfather James Crook and also his brother Thomas Crook. I have found records for Thomas Crook who served with the 16th Batallion Lancashire Fusiliers (No. 11951) who I believe died on 05/07/1916. All I have been able to find for Thomas is his...

    Started by tillykaye‎, 01-04-2018 8:30 AM
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  10. 49th Infantry Division Polar Bears

    Hi. I'm trying to find out about my father's WW2 service. He died when I was eleven so never had the opportunity to talk to him about it. I know he was in the army age 19 from 1939-45. He left a polar bear badge and mentioned Arnhem. I understand this is the 49th. He comes from Hull, East...

    Started by Polar49‎, 04-04-2018 8:04 PM
    49thinfantry, polarbears
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  11. Enlistment Records - World War I

    Anyone know how to obtain enlistment records? Trying to find my grandfather's details for joining the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) at the start of World War I.

    Started by Frazzle19‎, 04-04-2018 9:32 PM
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  12. Post Looking for information on my grandfather

    I am looking for information on my grandfather who I believe joined the Royal Artillery or possibly the Royal Garrison Artillery. However I am not sure when he joined (I think it was around 1930) and left (I think it was around 1937). He was posted to Hong Kong and left the arm to join the Hong...

    Started by jpanichol‎, 16-12-2014 8:23 PM
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    04-04-2018, 8:15 PM Go to last post
  13. Search for decendents of P L Chapman WWI-

    P L Chapman- Knotts & Derbyshire, Sherwood Foresters/12th Service Batt(Pioneers).Army #17553. Any decendent who has specific memories of Pvt. Chapman's experience @ Battle of Cambrai are invited to contact Expat 26 at Email: rtcoast {at} yahoo.com. I own a piece of his "Bring back" memorabilia.

    Started by Expat26‎, 30-03-2018 8:10 AM
    12th sb vs xvii korps
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  14. Searching Home Guard Auxiliary WW2

    Looking for more info on my grandfather Leslie Brock who was in the Home Guard 202/GHQ/ Reserve Battalion WW2 called up 1940-41. Limited information on his role in the war, I would like to find out what he did and where he was.

    Started by canary26‎, 24-03-2018 12:16 AM
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  15. Help with my late Father's service record

    My late Father, Lawrence Paterson (known as 'Pat') served in the R.A.S.C. & at some point joined the 6th King's African Rifles. He was in Kenya. Local names like Mombassa & Ginger come to mind. His rank at demob (1946?) was Captain. I have one listing of a promotion from the London Gazette &...

    Started by halfpint‎, 01-03-2018 5:11 PM
    k.a.r., kenya, r.a.s.c., swahili
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  16. 53rd Recce Regiment WW2

    Hi, has anyone got any information on this regiment. I have had a look at some of the books (and trying to get into the IWM to read the big one - Welsh Spearhead) but wondered if anyone else's family served with them and if so any particular stories you may have? I'm writing up my...

    Started by bexinthecity247‎, 21-03-2018 11:04 AM
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  17. Aldershot Regiments 1917 - 1918

    Hi I have been trying on and off for years to discover what my grandfather disclosure in WW1. He was 18 in February 1917 and assume he was conscripted shortly after, all I know is that he was supposedly at Aldershot and was involved with horses . Can anyone help with advice as to which regiments...

    Started by LeePayne‎, 15-03-2018 8:28 PM
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  18. Regiments in the channel islands, 1810s

    Hi. I am searching for information on my 4x great grandfather. He was based in Guernsey around 1810 to 1815. He had 2 sons born there. However, I can not find any information on the sons' births or the regiment he was in. All I have is a transcription of their births. No parents names at all....

    Started by Janette1169‎, 18-03-2018 12:45 PM
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  19. Raglan Barracks 1876

    Hi I am researching my family and have come upon a link that indicates my grandfather was born in Raglan Barracks circa 1876, he states in personal documents that his father was a sergeant in the Devonshire Regt, current information held, name, William Henry Rogers born Devenport, Raglan Barracks...

    Started by jockrogers‎, 27-11-2017 12:15 AM
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  20. Commando Unit, Scotland. Top Brass

    I am trying to trace my fathers records. He was in Salem, Scotland where he was billoted with a local Post mistress. Also Fort William where he was billoted with a local farmer with the commandos but I believe he may have been a driver for the top brass. I have reliable information that he was in...

    Started by Misshartley‎, 18-03-2018 9:33 PM
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