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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 15 Oct 2009 22:53

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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 15 Oct 2009 22:53

http://www.cwgc.org/ - commonwealth war graves commission

This is the link for obtaining UK service records:
http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/service_records.html

http://www.1914-1918.net/ - first world war

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/ - forums

http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/ - history and battlefields of world war one

http://www.salientpoints.com/ - information about the first and second world wars

http://www.somme-battlefields.com/ - battlefields of the Somme

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/ - causes, events and people of world war one

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/last_tommy_gallery_01.shtml - the last tommy gallery

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1579248/Website-hosts-Britains-First-World-War-records.html - Website hosts Britain's First World War records

http://www.ww2talk.com/ - world war two forums

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/ - personal memories of world war two

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ - causes, events and people of world war two

http://battlefieldsww2.50megs.com/ - battlefields of world war two

http://www.burmastar.org.uk/epitaph.htm = Kohima epitaph

http://www.forums.theraa.co.uk/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=19
- the royal artillery association forums

http://www.regiments.org/

http://ramc-ww1.com/ramc_in_war.html# - the royal army medical corps in war



TonyOz

TonyOz Report 16 Oct 2009 02:57

For Australia and New Zealand

MILITARY LINKS:

AUSTRALIAN ANZACS IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/index.html

2ND WORLD WAR DATA BASE: (ONLINE)
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/

FIRST WORLD WAR NOMINAL DATA BASE: (ONLINE)
http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/nominal_rolls/first_world_war/

MILITARY & NAVAL HISTORY& GENEALOGY:
http://www.hotkey.net.au/%7Ejwilliams4/militia1.htm

NAVAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA:
http://www.navyhistory.org.au/

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
http://www.awm.gov.au/

GALLIPOLI GRAVE SITES:
http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/2visiting/grave.html

PAPUA NEW GUINEA WAR CEMETERIES:
http://www.ozgenonline.com/aust_cemeteries/war/png.htm

WAR MEMORIALS IN AUSTRALIA:
http://www.skp.com.au/memorials/index.html

AUSTRALIAN FIGHTER SQD Branch ...N.S.W
http://fsb.raafansw.org.au/

NEW ZEALAND GENEALOGY - MILITARY LINKS
http://www.genealogylinks.net/newzealand/nzmilitary.htm


NOMINAL RETURN OF CASUALTIES
WHICH OCCURRED IN ACTION AT KAURAU:
http://www.angelfire.com/az/nzgenweb/kauraucasualties.html

Kaurau (Kairau) 1861 Taranaki Wars Casualty Lists
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/7572/nzmpb.txt

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 19 Oct 2009 22:27


Thank you, cuz :-)

AuntySherlock

AuntySherlock Report 22 Oct 2009 20:37

Compliments of Hawkwind.

I recently obtained my late father's War Medal. You contact the ministry of Defence Medals Office. Here is the weblink

http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/defencefor/veterans/medals/

On there you can download the necessary forms to apply for any unclaimed medals.


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Tom

Tom Report 29 Nov 2009 08:57



Thank you for a very informative thread

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 17 Jan 2010 09:48

You're welcome :-)




http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/

FRANK06

FRANK06 Report 17 Jan 2010 12:06

The War Graves Photographic Project which has photographs of war graves and if no grave is present then a set of photographs of the inscription on the appropriate memorial.

Photographs may be e-mailed or sent hard copy as required.

Easy to use search available on site.

http://www.twgpp.org/

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Feb 2010 13:08

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/contact/obtaining-royal-navy-service-records-and/

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Feb 2010 12:19


http://www.militaryandfamilyresearch.co.uk/index.htm

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 29 Mar 2010 22:35

- for new readers

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 28 Apr 2010 20:58

- for new readers.

AuntySherlock

AuntySherlock Report 18 Jun 2010 08:30

You might also like to try

AIF Project and
Mapping our Anzacs

if you are searching for Australian War Service information.

masami

masami Report 18 Jun 2010 13:31

thanks for the info, bookmarked for later use.

Perchino

Perchino Report 24 May 2011 13:11

RAF:
military-genealogy.forcesreunited.org.uk/3704/RAF

The London Gazette is useful for tracing promotions during WW2

Many of the Squadrons have their own websites. Just enter the name into your search engine.

Perchino

Perchino Report 2 Jun 2011 20:26

World War II RAF

Many men volunteered and joined up before war broke out in September 1939. Worth looking at RAFVR:

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve - Wikipedia, the free ...
The British Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) consists of a number of groupings of individual military reservists for the management and operation ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Air_Force_Volunteer_Reser...

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 2 Jun 2011 20:30

Rather than a useful site a useful bit of information:

It is harder to find records for those who served between WW1 & WW2, for some reason these records are very hit and miss, mostly miss.

And having contacted Glasgow, it is not necessarily down to the WW2 bombing which left us with very fragmented WW1 records.

EDIT: As with most records they can be obtained by Next of Kin & as my grandfathers only living descendant I am entitled to access to those records (as my OH is able to access his fathers army records from the 60's). But Glasgow have told me that his records have either been lost or misfiled. And this was not that long ago. I also recently obtained my late fathers army records from just after WW2, he served 1946-1950.

mgnv

mgnv Report 3 Jun 2011 04:19

Copy of post, originally by Janey Canuck, made 2/6/11 23:42
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PP, as I understand it, the release date for most of those inter-war records has not been reached yet. My grfather stayed in the military after WWI to about 1925, and I'm patiently waiting.


Many men born in the UK enrolled in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in WWI.

You can search those records here:

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-100.01-e.php

For most, the original enrolment form can be seen. It shows date and place of birth, occupation and address, and name and address of next of kin (wife, if married, mother, if living, sometimes sister or brother -- the NOK will often be in the UK).

This is also useful if there is a marriage in England around the time of WWI and the groom can't be identified -- he may have come from Canada in the Cdn military.

The Cdn counterpart of the CWGC site is the Canadian Virtual War Memorial:

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem

Sometimes there will be different details there, and also the public is invited to submit photographs to be included in the record there. As well, the ornate pages from the Books of Remembrance can be downloaded and printed (linked from the casualty records).

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If you go to the CEF search URL in Janey's post, there's a search help link there with a link

"How to order a copy of a complete service file"

The cost is postage, plus a per page copying cost (with a discount for OAPs).


Another link is "War Diaries of the First World War"
Once you've gotten his or her service record, so know which unit they're in, you can look up the day to day activities of that unit. Officers will be mentioned by name, but rarely will "other ranks" be named.

Most WDs are digitized and online (also true of Oz AIF WDs).

*~~*Posh*~~*

*~~*Posh*~~* Report 3 Jun 2011 14:50

www.britains-smallwars.com

A very good site.....

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 3 Jun 2011 17:57

Thank you for adding useful information :-)