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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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          • Please create 2Lt James Hampton Bennett MC Royal Munster Fusiliers

            2Lt James Hampton Bennett MC Royal Munster Fusiliers date of death 22 Sep 16 and appears on the Thiepval memorial. He appears on the CWGC records under:

            www.cwgc.ord/find-war-dead/casualty/768200

            Also appears on the Bedford Modern School WW1 memorial. Was at School period 1907 - 1909.

            Your help and consideration with this is much appreciated.

            Regards,

            Alex

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            • Please add: GILL, J. 12487

              Apparently he served under an alias = GROQUET - or at least that is what CWGC record but GROQUEL according to his MIC. see: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1487543 but think this other LS should be marked as "ALIAS" [under Rank] and "Duplicate" - and a new record made for GILL so as to allow for both searches - think that is considered the best approach and has already been used for many other LS ... unless you can find differently from other records. Note: - There appears to be a 1915 SR for GROQUET (which seems to match MIC 1915 enlistment of GROQUEL)…

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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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                • Slater - William George - RAMC - Died 30 Jun 1917 - France

                  Born William George Schlatter, 6 Jul 1884 in St Pancras, London, son of John Benjamin Schlatter and Priscilla White. 21 Sep 1901 enlisted Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry service number 6648. 27 Feb 1902, discharged as being medically unfit for further service. 9 Nov 1914 enlisted 96th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery as a driver. Discharged from same 11 Dec 1914 as being medically unfit for further service. Joined Royal Army Medical Corps Jun 1915. Service number 390446. Link to CWGC https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/295695/slater,-/

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                  • Private 82429 Norman Phillips

                    17th R.W.F.
                    Joined May 1918
                    Address: Horseman's Green, Halghton

                    Please create Life Story Page

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                    • Private Samuel T Hughes

                      Duplication of Private Samuel T Hughes Service #25804
                      with Private Samuel Hughes....same service number

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                      • Reginald Ernest Karl Donajowski to Reginald Ernest Daubeny (by Deed Poll)

                        Connect The London Gazette. Publication date:8 March 1918 Issue: 30565: Page:3043 at following link:

                        https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30565/page/3043

                        Many thanks

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                          • william richard dexter

                            william richard dexter is the father of charles james william dexter who died 31.10.18 at Ypres and was his eldest son . Sadly william richard dexter died in a swimming accident in Blakeney in Norfolk whilst serving as an acting corporal 7th battalion essex regiment but he was off duty at the time . He was survived by my wife's grandfather his second eldest son also named william richard dexter

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                            • Please create Pte Ernest William Ball Pte Lincolnshire Regiment

                              43821 Pte Ernest William Ball 7 Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Date of death service number 43821

                              CWGC Record: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/895132/

                              He also appears on Bedford Modern School Roll of Honour. He attended School between 1910 and 1912.

                              Many thanks for your help in this matter.

                              Regards,

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                                • Please add:

                                  I am trying to get more Merchant Navy guys listed but they are so difficult to find, their records are really poor. Can somebody please add:
                                  https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/357885/mcloughlin,-/
                                  This is his CWGC profile.
                                  Thanks

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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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                                        • L/Cpl Gilbert Pattison

                                          (acc. CWG: #10868, West Yorkshire Regiment), died 16-January-1915,pneumonia, Belton Park. Buried Batley Cemetery

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