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Unknown Report 27 Dec 2014 01:53

My son was born at BMH Rinteln, Germany in 1993. Does anybody know where I can find information on children born to service families in Germany. I would be most appreciate if anybody could let me know.


amanda Report 23 Dec 2014 18:29

Hi I am trying to track down my grandfather Francis Mclaughlan and great grandfather John McLaucklan war records, does anyone have any tips please.

Beginner x <3

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 11 Nov 2014 12:03

MILLITARY RESEARCH TIP for those who are in charge of GR.....

Today, the 11th day of the 11th month, is Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day. This is the date (one hundred years ago, as it happens) when the Armistice was signed at 11am, and it signalled the official ending to World War 1. It is a memorial day observed by Commonwealth of Nations member states (and some non Commonwealth states) to remember their armed forces who have died in the line of duty .

It comes around at the same time every year, so for most people it is very easy to remember, and is commemorated by the wearing of, or showing, a red poppy, as a mark of respect to all those who have fallen in war.
Note - many GR members have used a picture of a red poppy as their avatar this week, as a mark of respect, but GR itself has used no such marker.


Caroline Report 30 Aug 2014 19:22


I'm trying to find out information about my great uncle, who was in the RE (Royal Engineers) in WW1. If I know his service number, is there a way to find further information about regiment, service record etc?

I'm very new at researching military matters, so any advice would be most appreciated.

Thank you,


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Jun 2014 09:18

Hi Polly

WW2 records will still be with the MOD. See the link on the first post on this thread for the forms to order them. Unless he or his widow can sign them, they will cost you£30 with a likely wait of up to 9 months.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 13 Dec 2013 12:03

Deceased on Online hold many military burial records

Overseas Sites Burial Dates
Cyprus: Polemedia Camp Military Cemetery 1882 - 1984
Egypt: Abbassieh Garrison, Helmich Garrison 1927 - 1946
Egypt: Ismailia Cemetery 1929 - 1978
Egypt: New British Cemetery, Cairo 1897 - 1914
Egypt: Port Said, Cairo 1902 - 1918
Malta: Misc. island-wide military burials 1823 - 1946
Malta: Garrison of Malta Burial Ground 1891 - 1999
Malta: Imtarfa Military Cemetery 1899 - 1908
Malta: Rinella Military Cemetery 1890 - 1908
Malta: The Quarantine Bastion Cemetery 1939
Singapore: W D Cemetery, Pasir Panjang 1947 - 1959

UK Sites Burial Dates
Aldershot Military burial ground, Aldershot, Hampshire 1856 - 1911
Bordon Garrison Military Cemetery, Bordon, Hampshire 1910 - 1985
Camp at Colchester Cemetery, Colchester, Essex 1857 - 1859
Canterbury Garrison, Kent 1808 - 1958
Greenwich Royal Hospital and Chapel, Greenwich, London 1844 - 1966
Haslar and Clayhall Royal Navy cemeteries, Gosport, Hampshire 1826 - 1911
Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 3NR 1864 - 1975
Royal Garrison Church of St George, Woolwich, Greenwich, London 1937 - 1964
Sandhurst Royal Military College Chapel, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey GU15 4PQ 1829 - 1978
Sheerness Dockyard Church, Isle of Sheppey, Kent 1756 - 1826

Free to search - purchase credits to view


Andysmum Report 1 Nov 2013 12:35

One found the other day while looking for Naval records. It contains lots of snippets of fascinating information for anyone with Royal Navy ancestors. (Did you know that sailors were issued with knitted drawers?) :-) :-)

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 13 Sep 2013 00:33

I couldn't find my uncles' names listed on the Forces War Records PoW site, however I did find one on another site, Captive Memories, which includes an Oral History Project where I was able to hear him speaking in 2 short clips, presumably from a longer interview . You may find your PoW ancestor here too...

For Far East Prisoners of War (FEPOW) information and websites...

And one more, on this one you can search for your PoW. I found both my uncles listed here, yet they do not appear on other lists


ArgyllGran Report 12 Sep 2013 09:51

Search Japanese POW records 1939 - 45 free:

And lots of other stuff on the site in general:


Joy Report 11 Sep 2013 18:32



Joy Report 1 Sep 2013 19:35

My thanks to Roy (Porkie_Pie):

WW1 soldier wills digitised for online archive


Joy Report 31 Aug 2013 20:29

That would seem logical.


ErikaH Report 20 Aug 2013 12:54

Perhaps GR could be persuaded to transfer this thread to the new Military Chat board?


Joy Report 19 Aug 2013 21:17



Renes Report 14 May 2013 13:36

And a little nudge


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Apr 2013 05:20



SylviaInCanada Report 7 Apr 2013 04:24



Cynthia Report 5 Apr 2013 10:52

Useful advice. Thank you.


Cynthia Report 4 Apr 2013 16:57



Joy Report 11 Mar 2013 14:44

For Atlanta.