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              • Frederick Thomas Ellis

                Frederick Thomas Ellis born 1890 Mereworth Kent. Frederick enlisted 17/2/15 into the Royal Army Service Corps, service number M2/034181. Regrettably a few weeks later he contracted meningitis and died at Tidworth. His army service record link is:
                https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7290141%2f11%2f216
                The link for Soldiers who died in the Great War is:
                https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwwisd%2f0177920
                I am unable to find his Life Story so could you please create one for him. Many thanks.

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                  • Duplicates

                    Hugh Thurston
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4443106
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5409541
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5409542
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5409543
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5409540

                    Vere Thurston
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4443237
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5409549

                    C C M Maynard
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5390833
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5390834

                    Frederick Bell
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5005529
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4975170
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/284453

                    Patrick Hanafin
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5320269
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1775078

                    Francis Buchanan
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/578935
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5012399
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/578931

                    Reginald Swales
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4330596
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5155903

                    Samuel Sloan
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4073840
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5093965

                    Arthur Jones
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5054041
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2141038

                    Thomas Stafford
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5096854
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4221601

                    George Wilmot
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4800584
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5168372

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                                Reginald Robert Turner, born Hellingly, 1st March 1900. He first served in the Royal Navy service number F48658 and the link is:
                                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6275382
                                He then joined the BRAF, 1/3/1918, and the link is:
                                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6567202

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                                • Frederick George Stone

                                  Pte Frederick George Stone, born 1881 Winchester, served with the Royal Sussex Regiment, service number G/12551 and the Labour Corps, service number 429579. He enlisted 9/6/1916 and was discharged 24/4/1919.
                                  His army service records links are:
                                  https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f007329826%2f00125&parentid=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7329826%2f5%2f108
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                                  https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f007329826%2f00128&parentid=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7329826%2f5%2f117
                                  I am unable to find his life story so could you please create one for him. Many thanks.

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                                    Lieutenant Colonel William Charles WOOLLETT. Army Pay Department. Date: 1914-1919. National Archives WO 339/33038 at
                                    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1086939. Many thanks

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                                    • James Edward Downward

                                      Driver 279823 James Edward Downward, born 1899 in Hanmer
                                      Joined RFA 1918, demobilised to Army Reserve Class Z 13 Feb 1919

                                      Please create Life Story Page

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                                        • Frederick William Ovenden

                                          Private Frederick William Ovenden, born 1900 Hellingly. He enlisted in The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), service number G/35304, on 7/5/1918. He was discharged 27/11/1919. His army service record link is:
                                          https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7299027%2f23%2f478
                                          I am unable to find his Life story so could you please create on for him. Many thanks.

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