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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. What does 18th C.H.A. mean in WWI?

    My Grandad served in the royal engineers signal section as a telegraphist during WW1. His war record makes mention of "18th C.H.A. S.S." or "18th C.H.A.Sig. Sect." This seems to refer to the unit where he spent most of his time as a sapper. "Sig. Sect." is obviously Signal Section but does anyone...

    Started by Snail278‎, 14-03-2018 12:22 AM
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  8. Post Clasps on an Indian Mutiny Medal

    I have an Indian Mutiny Medal to a James Scrivens. I have found an entry for him for the correct regiment but the clasps on the FWR page do not match those on the medal I have. The recipients name is not common so I assume it is the correct person. Does anyone know how accurate the listing of...

    Started by P V Evans‎, 16-03-2018 5:00 PM
    indian mutiny, medal clasps
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  9. Where is this man?

    WW1 Gunner Lawrence Stone, Royal Garrison Artillery reg no. 102435 I have his Medal card but cant find him here or anywhere else as I don't know where /when born or any other details on him just Victory and British medals and Silver war badge. Any ideas where to look next?

    Started by markav‎, 20-07-2014 12:30 PM
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    16-03-2018, 1:11 AM Go to last post

    Hopefully this site can help fill in some of the blanks regarding my deceased father's war record. He seldom talked about his experiences but he did tell me that at the start of the war he was captured by the Russians and shipped from Poland to Siberia, but his war record states that between...

    Started by Taffy1917‎, 15-03-2018 5:13 PM
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  11. George Williamson. KIA on October 15, 1918

    I am searching information on my Great Uncle, George Williamson. KIA on October 15, 1918 in the Battle of Courtrai. Its only until recently I discovered he was buried in the Winkel St. Eloi Church Cemetery, and then moved to the Cement House in about 1952. He appears to have two service numbers,...

    Started by Frank seel‎, 26-02-2018 4:48 AM
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  12. Can you help identifying the attached

    I found the attached with some medals from my great uncle and was wondering if anyone could assit me in identifying what this represents. Thank you in advance

    Started by Lewisj‎, 08-03-2018 12:35 PM
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  13. Is he military?

    I am trying to trace an ancestor, Murdoch McKenzie. He was born in Petty, Invernessshire, in 1798, and married in 1819 at Ardersier. His children that I known of were as follows: Colin, born 1823, in Ireland Andrew, born 1827, Inverness Jessie, born 1828, at Ardersier Murdoch, born 1831,...

    Started by FionaV‎, 30-12-2017 10:04 PM
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  14. Help with finding my Grandfather

    Hello, First of all, what a great site. I've located 2 great-uncles, one who died after being captured in the Aegean and the other being a Japanese POW and returning home. They were easy to find as they had a middle initial. I'm trying to locate my grandfather Private Harold Rogers. I think I...

    Started by drog1998‎, 07-03-2018 12:59 AM
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  15. Army records after 1921

    I know that you have to apply to the MoD for these. But in order to be able to do that you have to be able to provide a death certificate when you are the next of kin. A new member knows very little about her grandfather other than he was born around 1900, married in Gibraltar in 1923 whilst...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 05-03-2018 10:18 PM
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  16. How can I find Grandfathers records?

    Hello Folks, I'm trying to find out about my grandfather's time in the British military during WW1 and after. His name was Michael Martin from Sligo in Ireland and he joined the AVC in 1914 and was sent to France. His number with them was SE/819. He later joined the Connaught Rangers and his...

    Started by Mike H.‎, 02-03-2018 11:53 PM
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  17. Help with WW2 and India service Records

    I have recently obtained my grandfather’s army service records and am trying to find information on the following. The records state that he served 4 months confinement imposed by the Field General Court Martial in 1941 for desertion. Is any further information on this available at the National...

    Started by revs341‎, 03-03-2018 10:26 PM
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  18. Grandfather Service Records - REME

    Hi, I am struggling to find details of my Grandfather's Service in REME during WWII. Unfortunately I do not have his death certificate however I do have: 1. his home address while serving; 2. details of the medals he was awarded; 3. name and rank. Can anyone please point me in the...

    Started by Luker67‎, 02-03-2018 11:39 AM
    major (temp) j watson, reme
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  19. John Whitbread Royal Artillery

    I've been working to find out information on my three greats grandfather John Whitbread and his service in the Royal Artillery. I have found him in the 1851 Census in the Royal Artillery Barracks. By 1861 he was in Scarborough, Yorkshire in the Militia Artillery. He was a Chelsea Pensioner still...

    Started by Rnegelein‎, 27-02-2018 9:49 PM
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  20. jennifer bailey

    looking for information about her fathers war service but have little to go on as very young at the time fathers name was eric bailey born in hamble hampshire aprox 1922 died netley abbey hampshire 2009 we think he joined the royal hampshire regt around 1939 at the outbreak of war aged 17 yes...

    Started by jennifer allen‎, 25-02-2018 8:56 AM
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