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  1. Arthur Derisley MARTIN - http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1660025/

    Please can you create a new Life Story:

    Captain ARTHUR DERISLEY MARTIN

    attd. , 47th Sikhs
    who died age 30
    on Monday 17 April 1916.
    Captain MARTIN, Son of William Thomas and Mary Martin, of The Pines, Ilfracombe, Devon.

    Remembered with honour
    BASRA MEMORIAL

    Born: 16 July 1885 (Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India)

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        • Duplicate life stories for Sgt Ernest Theodore Barber/Thornell

          Sgt. Ernest Theodore Barber/Thornell: Service Number: 20

          These two profiles belong to Sgt Thornell and have the same service number.
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/173614
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5338732
          Could you also advise on whether to leave the primary as Barber alias Thornell, Thornell alias Barber, or just Thornell or Barber?
          My inclination was to leave the surname as Thornell as he was born with that name and it is also on his CWGC headstone. My further reasoning is posted in a ‘story’ on the timeline.
          Many thanks.
          Susan Church

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              • Please merge two records for Charles Henry Smith M2/049067

                Charles Henry Smith has two medal cards and hence two Lives profiles, please merge. I started working on https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4088990 before realising that https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4087422 was the same (matching service numbers and details, although the second doesn't include middle initial)

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                • Merge two records for Farrier Sergeant William Kincaid #311395

                  Please merge the following records for Canadian soldier - William Kincaid

                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5973265
                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5056713

                  The second record was created in recognition of the award of a Military Medal in 1919.

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                  • Merge two records for the Canadian soldier - Richard Lowe #302684

                    Please merge the following two records for Richard Lowe

                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6017091
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5062043

                    Richard Lowe was awarded the Military Medal whic resulted in the second listing.

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                    • J. Collin

                      Please create record for J. Collin - Volunteer with the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps. He was referred to in a number of newspaper items eg. Cambridge Independent Press, 5 Feb 1915 p.8 under the heading 'Trumpington, Volunteer Training Corps'. He was married to Kate Collin - VAD - IWM Lives https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7676357

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                      • W. Martin

                        Please create record for W. Martin - Volunteer with the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps - referred to in newspaper - Cambridge Chronicle 11 Dec 1914 p.8 under heading 'V.T.C. for Trumpington'.

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                        • J. Madlock

                          Please create a record for this person who is named in the caption of a fine group photo of 'Trumpington V.T.C.', which was reproduced in Cambridge Chronicle, 10 Nov. 1915, p.6. We also have items recording results of inter-platoon shooting matches, etc. of the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps. in the local newspapers.

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                          • A. Gentle

                            Please create a record for this person who is named in the caption of a fine group photo of 'Trumpington V.T.C.', which was reproduced in Cambridge Chronicle, 10 Nov. 1915, p.6. We also have items recording results of inter-platoon shooting matches, etc. of the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps. in the local newspapers.
                            This should be the last T.V.T.C. request for today - thank you very much!

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                            • H. Gray

                              Please create a record for this person who is named in the caption of a fine group photo of 'Trumpington V.T.C.', which was reproduced in Cambridge Chronicle, 10 Nov. 1915, p.6. We also have items recording results of inter-platoon shooting matches, etc. of the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps. in the local newspapers.

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                              • A. Parker

                                Please create a record for this person who is named in the caption of a fine group photo of 'Trumpington V.T.C.', which was reproduced in Cambridge Chronicle, 10 Nov. 1915, p.6. We also have items recording results of inter-platoon shooting matches, etc. of the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps. in the local newspapers.

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                                • I. Parker

                                  Please create a record for this person who is named in the caption of a fine group photo of 'Trumpington V.T.C.', which was reproduced in Cambridge Chronicle, 10 Nov. 1915, p.6. We also have items recording results of inter-platoon shooting matches, etc. of the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps. in the local newspapers.

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                                  • E. Smith

                                    Please create a record for this person who is named in the caption of a fine group photo of 'Trumpington V.T.C.', which was reproduced in Cambridge Chronicle, 10 Nov. 1915, p.6. We also have items recording results of inter-platoon shooting matches, etc. of the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps. in the local newspapers.

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                                    • R. Smith

                                      Please create a record for this person who is named in the caption of a fine group photo of 'Trumpington V.T.C.', which was reproduced in Cambridge Chronicle, 10 Nov. 1915, p.6. We also have items recording results of inter-platoon shooting matches, etc. of the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps. in the local newspapers.

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                                      • H. Wilson

                                        Please create a record for this person who is named in the caption of a fine group photo of 'Trumpington V.T.C.', which was reproduced in Cambridge Chronicle, 10 Nov. 1915, p.6. We also have items recording results of inter-platoon shooting matches, etc. of the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps. in the local newspapers.

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                                        • R. Burrell

                                          Please create a record for this person who is named in the caption of a fine group photo of 'Trumpington V.T.C.', which was reproduced in Cambridge Chronicle, 10 Nov. 1915, p.6. We also have items recording results of inter-platoon shooting matches, etc. of the Trumpington Voluntary Training Corps. in the local newspapers.

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