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        • Harry Fenton ........... Mercantile Marine .......... please add?

          Harry Fenton from Rawtenstall. Rossendale Lancashire does not appear on the Tower Hill Memorial. He does appear on the Rawtenstall Municipal Cemetery Memorial as "W.T. - Harry Fenton - 15 May 1917 - Mercantile Marine" (http://www.rossendale-fhhs.org.uk/files/war_memorials/rawtenstall_war_memorial.html) He is also mentioned in the Rossendale Free Press dated 23 Jun 17 and 30 Jun 17 (http://www.cemsearch.co.uk/rosscas.html) National Maritime Museum (http://1915crewlists.rmg.co.uk/document/210351) lists Harry Fenton, Rawtenstall as a member of the crew of the following ships in 1915: 1 Jan – 30 Jun 1915: Ord Seaman H Fenton (19), Rawtenstall – PELLEUS 9 May – 24 Sep 1915:…

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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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