Military Genealogist Simon Pearce has been exploring our Coronation medals collections and delving into the stories of some of the recipients of the 1937 and 1953 medals. A Coronation is a significant…
Seven Medal Records to help you Research your Military Ancestors
Military Genealogist Simon Pearce provides an insight into seven medal record collections to help you research your military ancestors
Research your Ancestors Awards and Decorations of the Second World War
Nearly two hundred decorations and medals were issued throughout the world during the period of World War Two – Learn more with Forces War Records
Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal Records
A collection of over 500,000 records for the recipients of the Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal and its later incarnation the Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Military) across various regiments of the military are now available to view online.
Military Photograph and Document Recognition
Forces War Records can offer a photo and document recognition service, which could help you learn more about the military individuals in your family
A Basic Guide to the Orders & Medals Awarded in the Great War 1914-18
The aim of this tutorial is to help aid you with your genealogy search and understanding of the British and Commonwealth Campaign and Gallantry Medals awarded during the Great War of 1914-18.
Meanings of Different Parts Of Military Medals
Military medals have been awarded to soldiers for hundreds of years. This will help guide you through all the parts and descriptions of campaign medals.
Did your WWII civilian ancestor receive honours or awards during the Second World War?
Our ‘Civilian Gallantry Awards WW II’ collection may hold the key to missing parts of your family tree. If you’re looking for your WWII ancestor, this is the one to search! READ MORE HERE:
Five Minute Tutorial – Find out which medals your military ancestor was entitled to wear
Find out which medals your military ancestor was entitled to wear
Getting started researching your military ancestor
As the First World War soldiers have sadly passed away, with Henry John ‘Harry’ Patch being the last to go, aged 111, in July 2009. Now every day the papers seem filled with reports of Second World War veterans passing away too, and it’s time to ask about