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mgnv

mgnv Report 31 Aug 2012 18:05

More records at Library and Archives Canada (For all the records here, use the help link)

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.01-e.php

16. British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series) - INDEX ONLY 105012 Help
17. British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series) - DOCUMENTS 105012 Help

From the early 1700s to 1871, the defense of Canada was primarily the responsibility of British military and naval forces. Therefore, the military authorities created different types of documents most of which are held at the National Archives in England in various War Office and Admiralty series. However, other records created in Canada remained here when the British Forces left in 1871. Library and Archives Canada holds many of those documents and they are regrouped into one major fonds, RG 8.

24. War of 1812: Miscellaneous Records Help
25. War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, RG 19 E5A 139215 Help
26. War of 1812: Lower Canada Nominal Rolls and Paylists, RG 9 1A7 133532 Help
27. War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, RG 9 1B7 183676 Help

19. Commonwealth War Graves Registers, First World War 46246 Help

“Black Binders” (volumes 39 to 144) It should be noted that the post-war movement of graves, of which there is sometimes a series of movements, will be recorded in these registers.

20. Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War 46246 Help
“Brown Binders” (volumes 145 to 238) which focuses on the circumstances of death (if available) with particulars of the initial grave site, if known.

28. Veterans Death Cards: First World War 46114 Help

When Veterans Affairs was notified of the death of a First World War veteran, a death card was created and those cards are now in the custody of Library and Archives Canada and are used as a finding aid to the personnel records of the First World War.
This collection includes death cards up until the early 1960s [so sometimes this falls within a provincial BMD closure period on deaths, which makes this collection quite useful on occasion]

Joy

Joy Report 28 Aug 2012 22:28

http://gmic.co.uk/ fascinating site.

Joy

Joy Report 19 Aug 2012 20:27

For Pam.

Joy

Joy Report 18 Jan 2012 21:17

I cannot find his record in ancestry. You could try posting in here:
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php
(free)

Mariian

Mariian Report 17 Jan 2012 23:58

HELLO CAN ANYONE HELP ME PLEASE..MY GRANDAD WILLIAM BAILEY
BORN WEST BROMWICH 1885..lived and worked in the collieries at Eckington and Dinnington..During the 1st world war he served in the army in BELGIUM AS A MEDIC(ambulence corps)I could not have a more difficult name to trace Will Bailey was hardly uncommon..I am talkng about the commonest name in the 1st world war Remember the old song Wont you come home Bill BAILEY..iS there an easy way to find this info I have posted this request before but have not seen any reply He earned commendations and certifficates but noone in the family can remember what became of thePlease is someone able to help.Marian Hunt nee Camsey

Joy

Joy Report 4 Dec 2011 20:24

- for Cheryl

Joy

Joy Report 12 Nov 2011 15:26

Currently some military records are free to search and download from ancestry:

http://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=39

because of it being Remembrance time.

jackiecheshire

jackiecheshire Report 1 Nov 2011 19:43

nudge

Mariian

Mariian Report 22 Aug 2011 11:12

I am looking for records WW1 belgium front was where WILLIAM BAILEY 1888 WHO WAS BORN AT ECKINGTON lived in DINNINGTON FROM YEAR 1905 APPROX. WAS A COAL MINER AT DINNINGTON when he went to BELGIUM TO SERVE AS A MEDIC I WOULD LIKE TO FIND ANY RECORDS AND REQUEST HELP IF POSSIBLE Marian Hunt nee Camsey I presume he would be in a Yorkshire rgt I havent a clue how to find him in Belgium
Kind offers of help please requested by MARIAN :-
:-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

xDaisyx

xDaisyx Report 24 Jul 2011 08:30

bookmarking for later

Vicci

Vicci Report 24 Jul 2011 06:49

Boer War
http://www.genealogyworld.net/boer/tracing.html
http://www.genealogyworld.net/boer/forces.html

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Databases/BoerDetailed/index.html

http://www.angloboerwar.com/

Persephone

Persephone Report 24 Jul 2011 01:19

This gives not only those that died during the two wars but also lists those that went overseas and came back, has addresses of next of kin, what the military personnel had as an occupation prior to enlistment, when they embarked and where they were going.

http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/Cenotaph/


Edit: Quite often there is a photo and sometimes a newspaper clipping about the enlisted member.

Perchino

Perchino Report 23 Jul 2011 20:45

Records of service personnel going as far back as Crimean War:

Corps of Royal Engineers-Other Ranks
Later Staff Sergeant, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. ... Served in the Royal Engineer Militia. Entitled to the Territorial Efficiency Medal (GVR) with bar ..... Holloway, William Arthur (died of wounds at Messines, 6/7/1917) ...

www.reubique.com/links.htm

Perchino

Perchino Report 12 Jul 2011 07:02

nudge

GinaS

GinaS Report 5 Jul 2011 07:32

nudge for future ref.

GinaS

GinaS Report 5 Jul 2011 07:32

nudge for future ref.

Perchino

Perchino Report 4 Jul 2011 20:43

I have just found this site for Royal Navy WW1 awards:

Mention in Despatches, Royal Navy, World War 1
31 Dec 2010 ... Mention in Dispatches Oakleaf on World War 1 Victory Medal ribbon. on to MID, July-Dec 1918 .... Ch. Offr. Donald McPhee. Ch. Engr. Edmund Arthur Field. ..... Arthur Marsh, O.N. J13760 ( Po. ). Ldg. Teleg. ...

www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishLGDecorationszzMe...

and for WW2:

British Gallantry, Orders, Decorations, and ... - Peter ...
I created this page primarily for Members of the BBC WW2 website. .... Initially it was solely for petty officers and men of the Royal Navy and ...

www.petergh.f2s.com/medals.htm - 45k

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 4 Jul 2011 20:06

IF YOU KNOW THE REGIMENT ITS ALWAYS USEFULL TO PHONE THEIR MUSEUM .
THEY ARE USUALLY VERY VERY HELPFULL
RECENTLY I WAS GIVEN WHERE THEY WERE STATIONED IN 1901,,,LADYSMITH

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 4 Jul 2011 20:04

I HAVE A LIST OF ALL WW1 WHO DIED THE LAST DAY OF THE WAR

Perchino

Perchino Report 7 Jun 2011 19:25

RAF Bomber Command WW2:

RAF BOMBER COMMAND IN WW2
This website tells the story of the Royal Air Force's bomber aircrews, airmen and airwomen and their contribution to victory in the Second World War (WW2) ...

www.rafbombercommand.co.uk/ - 4k - Similar

Edit:
1. Service records
The National Archives does not hold service records if the officer served after 1922 or the airman or woman served after 1924. The records are still held by the Ministry of Defence. Ex-servicemen and next-of-kin may obtain brief details; write to:

RAF Disclosures, Room 221b, Trenchard Hall, RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 8HB.

Another site for promotions etc:

Flight magazine archive section
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html