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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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: 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  1. Question 1st North Staffordshire Regiment

    I am looking for any info on a James Hall born August 5, 1883 in Staffordshire who was with the 1st North Staffs Regiment for 4 years prior to 1913. Any info greatly appreciated.

    Started by phallmasellis‎, 28-10-2004 1:34 PM
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  2. Smile Military at St Budeaux

    I've found a gent who's occupation is 'Assistant Commisary General Ordinance D': St Budeaux. (1881) Has anyone any idea of Regiment etc. By 1891 he was down as a Retired Lieutenant Colonel. Would welcome any help I can get with this. Thanks in anticipation

    Started by Caryl Gill‎, 19-11-2004 11:28 PM
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  3. Question 94th foot and Suffolk Militia

    Hi Can anyone recommend any good reading material covering the above two regiments? Have an ancestor who was in the 94th from 1833 - 1854 before joining the Suffolk militia (1854- 1875). I'd like to get more background information about what the regiments were up to. I've tried the...

    Started by ruthrrr‎, 20-11-2004 1:57 AM
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  4. Smile Royal Artillery help

    Does anyone know what war might have been fought around the 1871 census and possibly where I might be able to get some info either on my person to find out what, when or which regiment/group etc he fought for and/or Royal Artillery history?? I have had no luck in my searches. :( I have found my...

    Started by Carrie Meerten‎, 08-02-2005 1:07 PM
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  5. Question Trying to locate

    Anyone who knew or knows the Ward family from Hove Sussex. I am researching Major Patrick Vernon Ward MC & Bar Royal Tank Corp. He died aged 27 on the 27th of July 1944 outside Caen France. I have tried Kew records, the Tank Museum and the regimental Reunion clubs. Can anyone else assist?

    Started by Dalebru‎, 18-02-2005 7:30 PM
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  6. Question Soldier in 1842

    I wasn't sure where to post this as there doesn't appear to be a specific place for `Soldiers'. I am SO stuck with this problem and hope that someone can give me a pointer in the right direction. I've tried this on the Bucks forum without any success, so thought I'd approach it from another...

    Started by busyglen‎, 12-06-2005 8:19 PM
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  7. British Indian Army records

    Myth or someone - can you tell me how to get a look at the British Indian Army records please. I have a great uncle who served with the BIA between 1845 and 1947 after serving in the NZ army between 1939 and 1944. thanks Irene

    Started by IreneH‎, 21-11-2005 4:48 AM
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  8. Royal Ulster Rifles

    This is a very good idea as my query is military but not specific to any wars. My Grandfather was in the Royal Ulster Rifles, but suposedly served in Palastine before WW2, but on his wedding certificate he gave his address as Milton Barracks Gravesend, does anyone know if RUR were stationed...

    Started by KatieB‎, 19-12-2005 12:21 PM
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    21-12-2005, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  9. Suffolk Regiment

    Does any one know, other than visiting the Record Offices, how to get information on the Suffolk Regiment? I have found out that relatives of mine were in the army. They lived around 1900 but thats all the information I have. Coming from Glemsford, I expect that they were in the Suffolk...

    Started by The_Oakster‎, 28-01-2005 9:51 PM
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  10. R.S.M Williams

    Anything known about RSM John Williams b. 1851 died 1897. Served in the Indian Army for 12 years. On return stationed at Plymouth and then Bristol. Then as instructor to 1st Glos.. Volunteer Artillery. Account in press of military funeral at Arras Vale cemetary Bristol. How do I find details of...

    Started by Rev. David Allen‎, 09-02-2006 3:40 PM
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  11. Question Royal Field Artillery

    Grandfather Frank Harold Welsh served in the RFA during the First World War, I have details of his medal record which had a Regimental number 233956 and his Rank as a Driver. His service record is one of the many thay got destroyed in the Second War.Does anyone have any ideas as to where I can try...

    Started by NIGEL WELSH‎, 11-03-2006 9:15 AM
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  12. 6th Reg. of Foot, Sheffield

    My 2xG Grandfather served with the 6th Foot he joined c1867 and served 20 yrs I know he was stationed in India c1877-1885 (at least 2 children were born there) how do I go about finding out more info?

    Started by KatieB‎, 23-03-2006 5:06 PM
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  13. Question Army Book 64 Training Details

    Hello, I have been given the Army Book 64 - Soldier's Service and Pay Book for my Grandfather. In it are the details of all the training that he underwent showing all the dates and even some of the results. On the 4 August 1944, he completed his Basic Individual Efficiency Tests. It...

    Started by The_Oakster‎, 07-04-2006 11:44 PM
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  14. RAMC family member

    I've been working on the family tree for a while now, but one member has been presenting a problem. The only information I have is on a small silver shield that at one time was given to this person. It is about 1” by 1” in size. This seems to have been fixed to what I presume would have been a...

    Started by MEJames‎, 13-05-2006 6:21 PM
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  15. Question Alexander Duff of 88th Regt "Connaught Rangers"

    I'm trying to find evidence of a link in my ancestral chain. Does anyone know anything about Gen Sir Alexander Duff of Delgaty or about the Connaught Rangers. I know about Sir Alex's ancestry and what is in the Book of the Duffs so I have details about the main public incidents of his life...

    Started by wvthorogood‎, 15-06-2006 10:45 AM
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  16. Question Coldstream guards

    Hi I am trying to find my dads records with the guards,he enlisted in 1955 till 1958.I got a letter from them saying they can find no service record for him and the only info they have is from the enlistment and discharge books.They gave me his service number 23206130.The date he enlistes and...

    Started by lorri61‎, 16-06-2006 2:28 PM
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  17. 91st Regiment - EVERTON district barracks

    Hi, Think i may have found a relative of mine on the 1851 census. Patrick Kenny b1831 Longford. Private - 91st Regiment Walton on the hill. Everton district barracks. H0107/2190 Folio 621 pg 11 My questions to all of you with expertise in Military is;- where would i find out any...

    Started by aroundincircles‎, 06-07-2006 9:19 AM
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  18. Question british soldier ww2and family?

    i am looking for information on how to find service number for my niece the ex soldier is her father ,his name was leonard allen walker born 1920s in derby could be reg in leicestershire his rank was quartermaster sargeant instructor only two held this rank then army dropped instuctor from rank,he...

    Started by david walker‎, 06-07-2006 8:11 AM
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  19. Waterloo?

    GEORGE BOSWELL Born BIDFORD, Warwickshire, Served in the 81st Foot Regiment, Discharged aged 31 (1811-1822). One of the divisions of the 81st fought at Waterloo. I have just got George's discharge papers and would like to find out more about him, where exactly he served, and how he sustained his...

    Started by PenelopeCarter‎, 08-08-2006 2:21 PM
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    10-08-2006, 8:31 AM Go to last post
  20. Finding military records from before WW1

    I'm currently researching my mother-in-law's family tree. On the 1891 census, William Bates is showing as being a sergeant in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (even though he was from Ely in Cambs!). I can't find any record of him on the 1901 census so wonder if he was killed in action...

    Started by Jane_Adams‎, 22-08-2006 10:50 AM
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