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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. Details on Forces War Records

    My friend knows quite a bit about his grandfather Ernest W Wade DSO with RAMC WW1 but there is some record on Forces War Records. Are their records basic details or well worth paying for? thanks you

    Started by Sumi‎, 09-07-2017 10:31 AM
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  2. Looking to trace my uncle Nathan.

    Hello I am looking to trace my uncle Nathan baker. He lived in Leeds,but which part i don't know. He died in the First World War,not sure what age he was when he died but think he would be in his teens. He had eight brothers and one sister called Frances,he was Jewish. in the forces war...

    Started by Janice 59‎, 04-07-2014 4:53 PM
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  3. Soldiers' deaths and memorials worldwide

    Most sections of this site have to be searched individually but it could be very worthwhile to do. http://glosters.tripod.com/memindex3.htm There's also a site for NCOs and privates. http://www.angelfire.com/mp/memorials/memindz1.htm I am in awe at the amount of work involved. |bowdown| ...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 02-07-2017 6:18 PM
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  4. my grandfather-frank Osmond

    sadly I do not have any info on my grandfather Frank Osmond , my mother never met him as he and my grandmother separated before my mother was born and my grandmother was never forthcoming with information about him, the only thing my grandmother told my mother was that he was a desert rat but I...

    Started by j booker‎, 26-06-2017 4:29 PM
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  5. John Eason Sharpley

    Bonjour Je recherche l'acte de naissance de John Eason Sharpley décédé le 1 juillet 1944 à Vouzon Loir-et-Cher France suite au crash de son Avro Lancaster. Merci de vos réponses. Cordialement, Didier TARQUIS

    Started by didiertarquis‎, 07-03-2017 2:51 PM
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  6. Can't find my grandad's war record....

    Hi all I'm having trouble finding any information regarding my grandad Jack Henry Barnabas SMITH who served in WW2. His service number was: 1587777. I have an Xmas card that he sent during his service that has '30 Corps District - British Army of the Rhine - Christmas 1945'. I also have...

    Started by Juliette66‎, 16-07-2014 11:36 AM
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  7. Grandfather Mentioned in Dispatches WW1

    I am trying to find out what my grandfather did exactly to be mentioned in dispatches. I have looked on the London Gazette website but records of pages seems to end at 11110. My grandfather Edgar John Drage MM is mentioned on page 11139 of Gazette issue no 29827 M.M.Gazette date is 14/11/1916...

    Started by JohnFGall‎, 30-05-2017 4:59 PM
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  8. Question The use of an alias on enlistment?

    Hi everyone I'm new today and wish someone can answer my question! Why would the army condone the use of a new soldier using an alias name ? Why would there be a need for anyone to use an alias?? It is very clear on this person enlistment paperwork that he signs one name and then writes "alias" and...

    Started by Cookcookier‎, 28-05-2017 4:15 PM
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  9. Ernest Arthur Smith war records

    Hi all, I'm unable to find anything else relating to Ernest arthur Smith's war records. Born 1884 in hull. I have found a record on FMP from wo364 but I can't find anything else on TNA or other sites. The records I found show he spent 9 years from 1905 till 1914 at home and in India. A news paper...

    Started by Willj28‎, 29-05-2017 8:48 AM
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  10. Post Tracking our war dead - Thomas Reilly

    Thomas Reilly was my granduncle. He died in British Military Hospital in 1953 or so, and the telegram to repatriate his body and award his pension to the next of kin was ignored as it was the middle of the Border War as the troubles of the time were known locally, and as Ruadhri O'Bradiagh was a...

    Started by tomasocarthaigh‎, 28-05-2017 8:18 PM
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  11. 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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    30-05-2017, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. scrawford

    I wish to contact bobn ref Own William Geary

    Started by scrawford‎, 14-05-2017 1:11 PM
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  17. 38 Vehicle Company RAOC Italy 1944

    Started by brownicbrown‎, 09-05-2017 7:04 PM
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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