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  1. Pte. 2131 Harry Stilwell 2/4 Battalion (Territorial) Hampshire Regiment

    Pte. 2131 Harry Stilwell 2/4 Battalion (Territorial) Hampshire Regiment
    Born 19 Jan 1895 Aldershot, Hants. Trained in India, Fought in Egypt, Palestine, France, was at Constantinople as part of the occupying force post war. Was gassed in France.

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    • Dame Katherine Furse (née Symonds; 23 November 1875, Bristol – 25 November 1952, London

      Founder of the English Voluntary Aid Detachment and Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Furse
      Thank you
      http://www.wrens.org.uk/history

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        • William Thomas(Tom)Rance

          Name:
          William Tom Rance

          Gender:
          Male

          Death Date:
          20 May 1918

          Death Place:
          France

          Rank:
          Private

          Regiment:
          Royal Fusiliers

          Regimental Number:
          G/22689
          not listed on Lives-lived Wokingham-kia grave at Ypres Reservoir
          26th battn London Rgt,,Queens West Surrey

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          • 8528 Private G. YOUNG Royal Scots Fusiliers

            27th.June,1915 - Kilmarnock Infirmary - aged 60 years

            buried on 30th.June,1915, in Auchinleck kirkyard

            husband of Agnes Young, Highhouse Rows, Auchinleck

            photo of gravestone available, also newspaper article about the accident and the funeral

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            • Sylvia Pankhurst 5th May 1882 - 27th September 1960

              Daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. " Her organisation attempted to organise the defence of the interests of women in the poorer parts of London. " Wikipedia

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Pankhurst

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              • Helen Gwynne-Vaughan née Fraser 1879 - 1967

                Red Cross V.A.D, Women's Auxiliary Army Corps and in 1918 Commander of the Women's Royal Air Force.
                June 1919 Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
                http://spartacus-educational.com/Wgwynne.htm

                Thank you.

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                • Arthur O'Keefe (abt 1878-1917). Merchant Navy.

                  Son of John & Mary O'Keefe, of 4 St James Place, St Lukes, Cork, Ireland (1911).
                  On Commonwealth War Graves website, grave 50, at Llanwnda Cemetery, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
                  Born abt 1878 in County Cork, died 22 Nov 1917 at sea, ship Hartland torpedoed off Welsh coast. (Fireman Thomas McGaw was also killed ).
                  Merchant Seaman, Fireman (1900-1910, 1915-1917). Listed as Fireman in various Crew Lists, on mostly cargo vessels.

                  Unable to find record in Merchant Navy Seamen, 1914-1918 (medals), or CR10 records.

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                  • Gladys Marion Spencer

                    http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205381213

                    Birth and death records matching full name showing in search.

                    Thank you.

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                    • Rev Ernest Philip Luce, YMCA Chaplain.

                      He was my father and served in Greece. Registered in Wallasey.

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                      • Duplicate records - Indian Army (Part 2)

                        Hi, some more duplicate life stories, all members of Indian army

                        Captain John Henry Middleton Fuller
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1273734
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5461069

                        Captain Laurence George Hart
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5462820
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1577567

                        Lieutenant William Arthur McCrae Bruce
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5458163
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/569500

                        Lieutenant John Cyril Atkinson
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5456022
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/96923

                        Captain Walter Falconer Scott
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5471736
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3941387

                        Captain Harry Norman Lee
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5465969
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2345988

                        Lieutenant Colonel Claude Cambridge Fenner
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5460259
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1219545

                        Captain Gerald Alexander Gaselee Shepherd
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4001656
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5471926

                        Captain Malcom Arthur Russell Bell
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/288418
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5456853

                        Captain Robert Crooks Gilchrist
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5461464
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1757133

                        Captain Archibald William Robertson-Glasgow
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5470727
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3775210
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1358106

                        Captain Claude Gray Buchanan
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5458195
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/578800

                        Captain James Fergus Mackain
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2814395
                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5466847

                        Lieutenant Colonel George Harvey Fitzmaurice…

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                          • Duplicate records - Indian Army (Part 1)

                            Hi, here are a few duplicate life stories, all members of indian army
                            Lieutenant Eric Cameron Mercer: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3010828
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5467859

                            Lieutenant Colonel William Hancock Tucker
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4506421
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5474306

                            Major Lionel Stuart Logan
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2697444
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5466405

                            Lieutenant Richard Crawhall Walton
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5475178
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4607401

                            Lieutenant Dunan Baillie
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5456156
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/132449

                            Lieutenant Charles William Maxwell
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5467734
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2981454

                            Captain Hugh Stafford Northcote Wright
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5474976
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4898391

                            Captain Edward Hugh Bagot Stack
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5472836
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4220176

                            Captain Barry Hartwell
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1583516
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5462873

                            Major Hugh St. Aubyn Wake
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5475010
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4574171

                            Lieutenant Leonard Castel Campbell Rogers
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3809157
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5471012

                            Major Reginald William Sidney Elliott
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5459881
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2445510

                            Captain Alan Moir Graham
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5461870
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1409366

                            Captain David Inglis
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5464299
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2046837

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                            • Mrs Ethel Mary Stabb MBE, Organised war work parties.

                              http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205381224

                              Photograph 2 is handwritten - Ethel Mary Stabb M.B.E and in brackets Mrs Newton J Stabb

                              This may be her spouse http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1950547

                              Thank you.

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                              • Laurence Stephen Lowry

                                Born 1st November 1887 died 23rd February 1976
                                Called up and had a medical examination at Bury Barracks on April 10th 1916 but was classed as 3b and exempted from all but Garrison duty.
                                There seems to be an Art theme at the moment which is why I thought of him.

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                                • Charles Frederick English

                                  Royal Army Medical Corps 98655

                                  There is a service record here:

                                  https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7291533%2f15%2f276

                                  but no seed record as far as I can see

                                  Many thanks
                                  Andrew Lloyd

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                                  • Georgina Martha Jebb MBE

                                    The Edinburgh Gazette Publication date:9 January 1919
                                    Year of birth believed to be about 1867 Date of death believed to be 3rd September 1942 - information from Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, Thanks

                                    IWM collections http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205380597

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                                        • Merge two stories for John Randall

                                          Primary story would be https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3657444 but this this seaman's record too
                                          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6161416 - it covers very brief boy service from April - May 1901, all other details, birth, occupation etc match the soldier's record. I can only find the birth of one John Randall registered in the relevant RD at the right time.

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