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Forces War Records Help Center

Your Gallery

The Forces War Records Gallery and Tags are a great way to organise your research. You can Tag any record or Memorial into personalised groupings that are easily accessible and recalled in your Gallery. You need a Basic Membership and must be logged in to Tag a record.


Your Gallery

To access your Gallery, click the drop-down box below your name and select “Your Gallery.” You will see Recent ViewsYour Content, and Your Tags in the Gallery. You can customise your dashboard by displaying your images in a tile format (the default) or the list option in the upper left corner.

Recent Views

As you browse through records and collections, Forces War Records keeps track of the items you’ve recently viewed. You can see the six most recent images in the display. When you select “See All,” you can expand this window to include your 50 most recently viewed items.

Your Content

Your Content contains all the records, images, Memorials, and collections you have created, contributed to, or Tagged. (Image of Your Content)


Battle: Tag a Battle page for quick recall.

Company: Tag a Company page for quick recall.

Image: Adding your own images to Forces War Records is easy, free, and a great way to preserve and share historical photographs and documents. To upload images, simply follow these steps:

1.    Go to the Images section in your Gallery and click the "Upload" button.

2.    Select one or multiple images from your computer. You can drag and drop the desired image or select the image from your computer.

3.    PC: Hold down Shift or CTRL while clicking to select multiple files.

4.    Mac: Hold down the Shift or the Command/Apple key.

5.    Choose whether you want to upload your images to your Gallery or a specific Collection or Memorial.

6.    Add an image title and click the "Upload Images" button.

Once the images are in your Gallery, you can edit their names, add descriptions, and connect them to other images. The more detail you provide, the easier for others to find your contributions. You can filter your images by showing those you have Tagged and those you have contributed.


Forces War Records supports. Jpg, .gif, .tif, and .png images that are less than 10 megabytes in size.


Indexed Record: See any indexed records you’ve included in a Memorial or have added corrections or annotations.

Memorial: The Memorials tab will take you to all the Memorials you have created or contributed to. From there, you can search those Memorials for names or specific content.  You can also filter your search to Memorials you have created or Memorials you have contributed to.

Military Unit: Tag a military unit for quick recall

Publication: Tag frequently searched Publications for quick access from Your Gallery.

Regiment: Tag frequently searched Regiments for quick access from Your Gallery.

Title Collection: Tag frequently searched collections for quick access from Your Gallery.