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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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. Lovat Scouts

    My Grandfather served with the Lovat Scouts in WW1. He fought at Suvla Bay in the Gallipoli campaign, then went to Egypt to take part in the Senussi Campaign. After that he went to France where I'd heard his unit was integrated into another Scottish Battalion. He was subsequently wounded at the...

    Started by Heachdrumclog‎, 19-03-2019 1:18 PM
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    24-03-2019, 7:40 AM Go to last post
  2. John Willie Hepworth

    I am unable to trace the records of my relative. I have a bible with this info in it. Pte John Willie Hepworth 4329 Signal Section 35th ?. F. Nov 1 1916 Herne-Bay Kent. Can anyone help me with this. Thank you.

    Started by Bigdcanada‎, 23-03-2019 7:57 PM
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    24-03-2019, 7:11 AM Go to last post
  3. Gibraltar British Army Regiments 1802

    Hello I am trying to determine which regiments were stationed in or visited Gibraltar in September 1802 when an Irish man had a child baptised there. I don't know if he was in the army (perhaps marines or navy?), or perhaps nothing to do with the military, but he pops up in the West End of...

    Started by Ian5678‎, 21-03-2019 9:13 AM
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    23-03-2019, 7:08 PM Go to last post
  4. Decipher Royal Artillery Attestation WWII

    Need help deciphering record for Bernard LLOYD #1602796: Do you think Discharge notation applies to LEWIS or LLOYD? (Note: Highlighting in attached scan is mine; ignore inclusion of DISC line as part of LLOYD record). "Reposted to __?__" (scratched out? significant?) A.E.C. = Army...

    Started by chornung‎, 18-03-2019 5:13 PM
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  5. 1911 Census and Military Service.

    My Great Uncle Thomas Turner served with the Royal Garrison Artillery from 1903 to 1912. He married on the 29th April 1911 in Maresfield Sussex. In the 1911 Census which was taken in early April 1911 he is shown as residing in Maresfield and working as a farm labourer. He is in fact living with...

    Started by Germont‎, 16-03-2019 11:52 PM
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  6. Pensioner Chelsea

    Hello I have a certificate of death of a man who died at South Chelsea, London in 1839 which says he was a Pensioner from Army, but the place of death given does not appear to have been in Chelsea Hospital, rather a private street. He may of course have been living in the Hospital, or living...

    Started by Ian5678‎, 16-03-2019 1:43 AM
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  7. Private Albert Reginald Charles

    Hi, i am having no joy tracing my great grandfathers military history during WW2. The only information I have is that he was in the Royal Army Service Corps and this certificate which shows he was mentioned in a despatch for distinguished service in the London Gazette on 20 July 1940. He was...

    Started by evoona32‎, 25-02-2019 7:01 PM
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  8. John wilson 13th Company Royal SP 1837

    Hi Have no real expertise in Military Records can anyone help me. I have a John Wilson marrying in 1837 in Shinrone Ireland and his occupation states 13th Company Royal SP. He has a son Thomas Wilson who joins the Royal Engineers in July 1851 aged 12 as an underage Bugler - I have his records....

    Started by Debra Bozkurt‎, 17-02-2019 11:19 AM
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    18-02-2019, 8:28 AM Go to last post
  9. Rifle Brigade 1890?

    Hi, I'm trying to find information on a William Henry Smith who was a member of the Rifle Brigade in 1890. The only information I have is that he was age 22 and married to Henrietta Curtis. I would be grateful for any information. Thank you.

    Started by j2sea2002‎, 14-02-2019 7:49 PM
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  10. Searching for Clement of Royal Scots Greys

    The late American radio artist Joe Frank produced a show titled 'Clement at Christmas', the first 29 minutes are an English fellow telling about his life, which included a stint as a junior officer in the Royal Scots Greys. He doesn't give years, but he must have been born 1944-1946. He graduated...

    Started by ArthurPeabody‎, 30-01-2019 10:10 PM
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    31-01-2019, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  11. Francis Arundel Bell, 1906

    Grandfather's WW1 draft record (for the US - he moved) claims that he was a private in a 'territorial regiment' (doesn't specify which) in 1906. I can't find his record on this site. He was a Liverpudlian who lived in that general area until he moved to the Colonies. Are territorials different?

    Started by ArthurPeabody‎, 10-06-2016 6:30 AM
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    30-01-2019, 9:52 PM Go to last post
  12. Stations of the British Army April 1899

    While searching for something else I came across a list of 'Stations of the British Army' listing where the various regiments were based. The article can be found in the British Newspaper Archive and also on Findmypast in the 'Army and Navy Gazette', dated 15 April 1899. It's on page 25. I...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 26-01-2019 7:32 PM
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    27-01-2019, 2:48 PM Go to last post
  13. Welsh Guards 1st battalion WW1

    I am new to this website and forum and this is my first post so please forgive me if I ask stupid questions. I joined to research my family military history. I know my grandad was in the Welsh Guards in WW1 and my dad in the RAF in WW2. I can find my grandad but not my dad on the website. I know...

    Started by bugsieofchelsea‎, 03-01-2019 8:28 PM
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    05-01-2019, 5:23 AM Go to last post
  14. St Helena Rifles

    I am looking to find information about a chap called Joseph Jon who served in St Helena around 1830 -1850 Can anyone please help me find any information about the man or the st Helena rifles around that time period please.

    Started by Tony P‎, 31-12-2018 4:18 PM
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  15. Pioneer Corps service number

    Hello, Iím planning on sending off to the MOD for my great grandadís service records from the Pioneer Corps in WWII, however iím Confused by his service number. I canít decide whether the 4th character is a letter or number. I donít know how service numbers work so I donít know if some regiments...

    Started by Hoosteen‎, 01-01-2019 1:55 PM
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  16. Finding out when the service started and fini

    Hi How would you find out when a particular soldier began and ended his service in the Cheshire Regiment 2nd battalion for Palestine..i can see that he got his medal but not much else. Trying to find out if he was home in time to concieve a baby born March 1948! Cheers Denise

    Started by DeKneez‎, 29-12-2018 10:54 PM
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  17. Trying to identify regiment(s)

    Of My Great Grandfather William Meredith on the right with Medal (also anyone recognise that one) and his Brother James. I am assuming they were in the same regiment - it was either Lancashire, Manchester or Liverpool during WW1 it would then help me track down his war record - family legend was he...

    Started by MandalVandal‎, 28-12-2018 1:47 PM
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  18. Returning families from Wynberg, Cape 1914

    In October 1914 the second battalion of the East Lancs Regiment embarked for transport to the UK on route to the Western Front. The troops had served as the garrison of Wynberg fort, Cape Town and enjoying a settled existence, some if not many had married and had babies. What happened to...

    Started by MylesOrme‎, 08-12-2018 9:41 AM
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  19. Puzzling white bands on helmets

    I am puzzled by the appearance of the WW1 helmets in this group photograph. Some have what appears to be a broad white band around the helmet while others appear to have a shiny part there. I do not know the circumstances of this photograph or the regiment/Corps of the soldiers shown. Any...

    Started by tiliasig‎, 04-12-2018 6:55 PM
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    13-12-2018, 5:39 PM Go to last post
  20. One legged accountants in WWII

    Would the army accept a one-legged man in WWII? I have seen photos of my father in army uniform. He had lost the lower part of one leg, most likely as a child. Were he in the army it is most likely as an accounting officer during the war. Would the army have accepted a man for service...

    Started by MylesOrme‎, 08-12-2018 9:58 AM
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    10-12-2018, 8:29 PM Go to last post

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