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          • Graham(e) St John COOPER - triplicated records?

            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5102337 was a private in the ASC. I have begun to populate his Life Story and have connected his service file https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f007292677%2f01043&parentid=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7292677%2f56%2f1043.

            Among the records within his service file is Army Form Z.22 Statement as to Disability. On this form, subject stated on 27 April 1919 that he served in 15th Hussars from 06 Aug 1914 to 14 Oct 1914; was commissioned in RFA as 2/Lt from 14 Oct 1914 to 17 Mar 1915; was in RASC from 17 Mar 1915 to 27 Apr 1919 as a private

            London Gazette (16 Oct 1914, #28940, 8255a) confirms commission 13 Oct…

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            • Capt. William Thomas Turner - New Life?

              I can't find him though think it would be really remarkable if he didn't have a Life Story - Captain of RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German torpedo in May 1915
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Thomas_Turner

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                • Pvt Alec Cameron 84631

                  I have diary entry for Camerons service as a nurse at Longuenesse hospital. He was killed by bombing at the hospital on 30th September and a diary entry confirms bombing and deaths on the 1st Oct. I also have a picture and grave picture as well

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                            • Alfred Norman Headley

                              I can find no seed record for Lieutenant Alfred Norman Headley, RNR

                              However there are records as follows:

                              Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription

                              https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f1012393

                              Deaths at sea, 1781-1968 Transcription

                              https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=bmd%2fd%2fmaritime%2f823724

                              Many thanks
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                                • F P C (Frederick Peter Charles) KEILY

                                  https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=GBM/MCI/2604804 and https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=GBM/MCI/5471177 are the same man. In 1914 Keily was a major in 1/125 Napier's Rifles which, by November, was on the Western Front. In the summer 1915, 1/125 left France for Mesopotamia where Keily received the DSO for bravery in the field. He later became a staff officer and ADC to the King before retiring as a Major General in 1927. There is an officer's service file at the NA, Kew.

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                                  • Charles Joseph KEILY RNR

                                    I cannot trace a Life Story for this sailor whose naval career (including 1914-1919) is chronicled at http://navymuseum.co.nz/worldwar1/people/lieutenant-commander-charles-keily-rnr/ . Please can one be created?

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                                        • Cyril Richard Goldfinch Heseltine

                                          There is a service record here:

                                          https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7409021%2f27%2f689

                                          but no medal index card, presumably because it looks like he did not see active service

                                          Many thanks
                                          Andrew Lloyd

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