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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Say Thank You to all who served

    The Royal British Legion has been running a national movement to say ‘Thank You’ to all who served, sacrificed, and changed our world during the First World War. Many events have been organised in the run-up to 11 November to say ‘Thank You’ to those who put Britain on the path to becoming what...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 02-11-2018 11:31 AM
    army, centenary, military genealogy, navy, raf, world war 1
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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. Photo 2nd Batallion Royal Dublin Fusiliers

    Hi I so want to find a photograph of my Uncle Private Thomas Murphy 19545 2nd Batallion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He died 1.7.16. It would be great to find one of him or if not the batallion that he was in. Does anyone know where I can look. Haven't found anything so far. Many thanks.

    Started by Clorogue‎, 14-11-2018 9:43 PM
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    15-11-2018, 7:50 AM Go to last post
  2. Help - A Tallyman

    My Grandad William at the age of 39 was enlisted 1915-1919 into the RE. All our family had been told he was a stretcher bearer, but on downloading his records I found he was a "Tallyman" at No.1 (Base Park) Coy. RE. Internet search for "Tallyman" reveals little. In the mining industries miner's...

    Started by Barneyboy1312‎, 13-11-2018 11:45 AM
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    How can I get a copy/view my grandfather's WW1 ASC records? And does anyone know what the "2" after the "M" in his service number mean (M2 116434 Cpl F Whale). Any help gratefully received.

    Started by Parsley‎, 13-11-2018 9:37 PM
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    14-11-2018, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  4. Help finding WW2 records for specific soldier

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could provide some advice. My grandfather served as a soldier in WW2 and I would like to find any information/records held for him but don't know how to go about it. I have limited information on him e.g. I don't know his service number or his unit. All I know is that...

    Started by danieljames2493‎, 12-11-2018 5:09 AM
    burma, records, scottish, soldier, ww2
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  5. Cool WW1 Essex Regiment, my grandad my hero!

    Good day to all who read this. Quite simply, I am trying to find info and names, places etc. On my Grandfathers travels in WW1. He served with the Essex Regiments. 286th. In Egypt and Turkey from what I can tell. His name was Stanley Ernest Hixson, from south London, Merton area. Born 8/7/1898...

    Started by Pookins8‎, 07-11-2018 7:20 AM
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  6. Henry Crossland, Denton Lincolnshire WW1

    Hi, I'm looking for some help tracing my Grandfather-in-law, the family have few details of their ancestor. What we know: Henry Crossland (no middle name) born 1885 in Nottingham. Signed up for the Great War with other people from the village he lived in Denton, Lincolnshire. He was wounded...

    Started by MCrossland‎, 11-11-2018 2:19 PM
    crossland, denton, lincolnshire, ww1
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    11-11-2018, 7:39 PM Go to last post
  7. R.E.M.E.

    |help I am trying to to find out about my father's military history - he died in 1979 and all his papers were destroyed just prior to my mothers death. My understanding is that he was a regular soldier between 1934 - 1946. I know that he served in North Africa, Greece, Italy etc., and that he was...

    Started by Estella‎, 24-07-2008 11:54 AM
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  8. South Staffordshire Regiment

    Hello from Australia I am seeking suggestions to find information on the above regiment and my great grandfather who served and became a prisoner of war in WW1. His name was Robert Whelan and he enlisted in 1915 at age 31. He lived in Hamilton Scotland. He was a private and his regimental...

    Started by LittleWarrior‎, 05-11-2018 7:48 AM
    hamilton, pow, southstaffordshirereg, ww1
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    06-11-2018, 6:18 AM Go to last post
  9. Question H G Moorcroft b. 1899 - WW1 record found

    My late Grandfather Henry Grosvenor Moorcroft was (according to my Mum's recollections) in the Royal Engineers. Last night I found a record which I believe relates to him in the 'UK, Absent Voter Lists, 1918-1925, 1939' Name: Hy Grosvener Moorcroft Rank: Pnr Electoral Date: 1918 Electoral...

    Started by sladefinder‎, 04-11-2018 4:03 PM
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    05-11-2018, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  10. finding missing records

    we have 4 WW2 medals, service number, name, but are unable to find any records with FWR. Any help much appreciated.

    Started by vancouver‎, 03-11-2018 10:06 PM
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    05-11-2018, 1:41 AM Go to last post
  11. RASC PRIVATE 68876

    I found this entry on a living relatives birth certificate after the father's name. No relatives have any more information regarding his service. I have searched FWR and fmp using the name and service number and found nothing. Edward Arthur Mottram b.16 Dec 1922, d. Aug 1997. I am assuming...

    Started by Vagabond227‎, 02-11-2018 6:13 PM
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  12. Looking for WW2 Service Record

    Hello, my Aunt's Father Reginald Ray served in WW2 with the Iraqforce and later in the Tenth Army (And survived the war). We've tried to get as much information about him as possible but this has come to no avail. I was going to apply to the MOD but since we do not have a service number birth date...

    Started by Roberto1939‎, 22-10-2018 5:10 PM
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  13. 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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    21-10-2018, 5:57 AM Go to last post
  14. 11th Hussars - joined 1903

    William Albert Frost apparently joined the 11th Hussars on 27/5/1903. Later on, in 1912, he joined the Suffolk Regiment. I have found his details on the Suffolk regiment ( this is where it mentions previous service) but can find no trace of the period while he was in the 11th Hussars. My search...

    Started by Pat370‎, 20-10-2018 2:05 PM
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  15. Questions on 1870's army record.

    I've been trying to decipher my Gt Grandfathers Army record. On the Enlistment page there is a question that looks like "Have you ever been marked with the letters IO or BC" Does anyone know what this means please?

    Started by Pat370‎, 18-10-2018 4:03 PM
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  16. john brock royal artillery . limerick militia

    john brock born in devon 1837 ish joined royal artillery sent to spain .gib .malta married lady from gib. anne galeia-gelese-gelase ? (name spelt dif on all kids birth certs) by late 1860,s was in limerick militia 1876 rank quartermaster late 1880,s was captain hes in peerage web site daughter...

    Started by obbie‎, 15-01-2009 3:32 PM
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  17. Joining the Army in 1870

    I have found my great-grandfather's military record but nothing prior to that. Would the Army have required a birth certificate at the time of joining in 1870. The Regiment was 11th Hussars and he joined up in Brighton. Many thanks

    Started by Pat370‎, 07-10-2018 6:29 PM
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  18. Enlistment New Armies

    Hello My Grandfather enlisted in Sept 1914, he lived in Rotherhithe. He served for most of the war in the 2nd Btn Queen's. Is it possible he enlisted at the 1/22nd County of London Rgt (Queen's) drill hall in Bermondsey into one of the Queen's Service Btns and was then drafted to 2nd Btn on...

    Started by Brianaw‎, 06-10-2018 9:27 AM
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    07-10-2018, 12:17 PM Go to last post
  19. Gaps in Military Service and 1800's

    Hi everyone - Hopefully someone can help. I have located military records for my x4 great grandfather who served in the British Army from 1816 - 1837 (I assume he died in service in 1837) His records show that he served in the following regiments: 70th regiment of foot - May 1816 - March...

    Started by Neill81‎, 05-10-2018 12:27 PM
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  20. Shoeburyness Home Guard

    Hi, My late grandfather, James Dorrell, was a member of 3rd Platoon. E Company, 16th Battalion of the Essex Regiment (Home Guard). This platoon was "based" at the Experimental Establishment" at Shoeburyness, to the north of Southend-on-Sea, where an armoured train called the "Terror" was in use...

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 18-01-2009 12:37 PM
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