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  1. Duplicates

    Frank White
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5323475
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5323474
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5127690
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5323473

    James White
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5132978
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5323533
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5323534

    Harry Morgan
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1465952
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5392577
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5392578

    Miles Morgan
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3119750
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5392545

    J A C Pennycuick
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3471430
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5397115

    Dennis Henry Maine-Tucker
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2885958
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4504545

    Harry Epstein
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4980664
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2464646

    Frederick Clayton
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/848646
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5377040
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5377041
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5377042

    William Ward
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4621669
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4621675

    Henry Payton
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3493422
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5397415
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5193073

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      11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Possible Duplication

      Not sure about this but:
      V.A.D. Mrs Alice Mary Yates https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4973296

      and Mrs A Barker
      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4940878

      Possible duplication - same service number and units

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      • Civilian - Leonard Charles RIX - Shorthand Clerk to Mr. O'Beirne.

        Shorthand Clerk to Mr. Hugh James O'Beirne of the Foreign Office. Lost on HMS Hampshire 5 June 1916.
        http://hmshampshire.org/casualties/lord-kitchener-and-party/

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        • Duplicates

          Paget Betty
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5176404
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5176406
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/326892

          Cecil Jefferies
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2589795
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4985264
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5053469

          Fred Day
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5228982
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5025188
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5228982

          William Reid
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3698414
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5085307

          Francis Westland
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5323119
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5323120
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5299144

          John Walford
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5411776
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5411777
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5411778
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4579428

          H P W Hutson
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5186816
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5186817
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2030913

          John James
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2089690
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5187669

          H J Macnamara
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5190902
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5389034

          W Guinan
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5319410
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5204735

          Ivo Vesey
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4558532
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5411345
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5411346

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            11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Daisy E Pope, 25/1/1884 Borden Kent - 12/1/1957 Rochford Essex.

            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5153199
            Daisy is listed as British Army French Red Cross, (taken from her medal card)
            This is incorrect, as she served as a Sister with the French Flag Nursing Corps, which was formed by the British Committee of the French Red Cross, from May 1915 - 1919. She is listed in the RCN Archive online in a number of instances. She is my Great Aunt, I have her medals and some documentation

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            • Hugo Harold Preston

              Hugo Harold Preston (from Komgha, South Africa) served as a Private with the Kaffrarian Rifles in German South West Africa 1 Sept 1914 - 7 June 1915 and in Europe with the 1st SA Infantry (force number 13142) from 12 Mar 1917 to 8th April 1919. He was, for a time, a prisoner of war in Germany.
              He was born September 22, 1895, and died August 21, 1968

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              • Sylvia Pankhurst

                I have had no votes for about two years so it seems appropriate to me to suggest a Suffregette from our family hometown of Manchester.

                Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst was an English campaigner for the suffragette movement, a prominent left communist and, later, an activist in the cause of anti-fascism. Wikipedia

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                    • Herbert Reginald Carr

                      Private 89484 3rd RWF
                      Born 1900 in Halghton, Flintshire
                      I have a copy of his Service Record Card from Flintshire Record Office and have their permission to forward it to you for verification of his service, but for copyright reasons it is not to be used for publication. Please advise how this may be used, to create a Life Story page.

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                      • Captain George Montieth and his brothers Major Henry John Joseph Montieth, Major John Montieth, and Major Joseph Basil Lawrence Montieth

                        Can't find pages for any of these men. I did eventually find their brother Chaplain Rbt Montieth SJ. George and Henry are both mentioned in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 (pg 228 I think). All sons of Joseph Montieth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Monteith_(Deputy_Lieutenant)
                        Would be grateful if you could list where I could find their pages- thanks!

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                        • Sir (Horace Ernest) Philip Wigglesworth (not showing in the search) R.N.A.S.

                          joined the Royal Naval Air Service, a precursor of the RAF, in 1916, flying both fighters and bombers.[1] His actions during an aerial battle on 23 January 1917 resulted in a Distinguished Service Cross for "conspicuous gallantry and enterprise": he suffered serious frostbite in that action.

                          http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205124020

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

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                          • Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1st Earl of Midlothian

                            " he made several public appearances to support the war effort after 1914 and sponsored a "bantam battalion" in 1915."
                            Apologies if you have him already.

                            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Primrose,_5th_Earl_of_Rosebery

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                              • Please Add Pte Arthur Hedley Burnham

                                Please could you consider adding a serviceman so that I can populate his record:

                                Arthur Hedley Burnham, born Clipston, Northamptonshire

                                Enlisted 9th December 1915 as Service number 19616 Northamptonshire Regiment. 21st November 1917

                                Transferred to service number 480527 Labour Corp, 682nd Agriculture Corp.

                                The evidence for the above are his British Army Service Records.
                                Many Thanks,

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                                • Please Create

                                  I cannot find this man on 'Lives' https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fcwgc%2frollofhonour%2f000251302
                                  He also has a CWGC record & entry on Register of Soldiers Effects.
                                  Cynthia Budd

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                                  • Please add: Lt Col Ronald John Weston

                                    I have looked for him using a number of possible terms but keep on coming up blank. Can you please add Lt Col Ronald John Weston cwgc link: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/909748/weston,-ronald-john/
                                    Thank you.

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