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        • Randolph Henry SEED

          Please could Randolph Henry SEED be added to Lives of the First World War.
          Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920 Transcription

          First name(s) Randolph Henry
          Last name Seed
          Year 1914
          Service number -
          Rank or rating Probationary Flight Officer
          Unit or regiment Chingford Naval Air Station (Pilot)
          Service R.N.A.S.
          Awards -
          1914 Star roll reference number -
          Medals/clasps earned British War Medal
          How issued or disposed of No entry.
          Death year 1917
          Death date 10/05/1917
          Cause of death Killed whilst flying in Maurice Farman S.7 Longhorn No.N5034, explosion at 5-6000 feet, dived into Edmonton Sewage Farm (Flight Lieutenant L. MORGAN…

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          • Benjamin Crapp THORN

            Please can: Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription

            First name(s) Benjamin Crapp
            Last name Thorn
            Service number 480494
            Rank Private
            Regiment Labour Corps
            Battalion -
            Birth place Saltash, Cornwall
            Residence Saltash
            Enlistment place Liskeard
            Death year 1918
            Death day 27
            Death month 10
            Cause of death Died
            Death place Home
            Theatre of war Home
            Supplementary Notes FORMERLY 40489, R.W. SURREY REGT.
            Category Armed forces & conflict
            Subcategory First World War
            Collections from United Kingdom, Overseas / Unknown
            Soldiers Died in the Great War database © Naval and Military Press Ltd 2010
            Remembered with Honour St. Stephen's-by-Saltash Churchyard;
            be…

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            • James Bassett TRETHEWEY

              Please can: James Bassett TRETHEWEY, 280723. Clerk 3rd Class, RAF. Who died 05 November 1918. Age 42. Susband of Emily L. A. Trethewey of Dunheved, St. Stephens Rd, Saltash. Remembered with Honour Calstock Cemetery; be added to Lives of the First World War?

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                • Frederick George Darby HARDS

                  F G D Hards joined the 17th Batt Royal Fusiliers in Sep 1914; he transferred to the RNAS in 1915 and qualified as a pilot, being awarded the DSC in 1916, MiD 1917, DFC in 1918; permanently commissioned in 1919 he rose to become an Air Vice-Marshal in 1940. There are no records currently in LOTFWF (probably because he was still serving in 1940) to link to - thought there would be at least a Medal Index Card for his service in 17 RF. Military career can be seen at http://www.rafweb.org/Biographies/Hards.htm and he has an entry in Wikipedia.

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                      • Could you please create a record for Frederick Bertie Moy

                        Frederick Bertie Moy who was born on the 10th September 1890 in Cley Next the Sea and died aged 27 on the 29th December 1917 at sea.
                        Frederick was the son of James Moy and Mary Ann Moy (nee Adams). His father James was a Mariner himself.
                        Frederick was on board the SS Ennismore when it was torpedoed by a German U-Boat: U58 Captained by Karl Vesper.
                        The SS Ennismore was a 1,499grt defensively-armed British merchant ship. On the 29th December 1917 when on route from the Tyne for Christiania she was torpedoed by German submarine when 23 miles East…

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                        • Albert Edward CHIVERS

                          Sorry - can't find Albert Edward Chivers on Lives of the First World War. I have tried very hard.

                          First name(s)
                          Albert Edward
                          Last name
                          Chivers
                          Year
                          1914-20
                          Service number
                          PLY/6874
                          Rank
                          Private
                          Unit or regiment
                          Hms "carysfort"
                          Service branch
                          Royal Marine Light Infantry
                          Medals
                          1914-15 Star, Victory & British War Medals
                          How issued
                          Widow
                          Death year
                          1917
                          Death day
                          13
                          Death month
                          12
                          Cause of death
                          Drowned
                          Remarks
                          I.C.2217/1917
                          Medal type
                          Royal Marines Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
                          The National Archives reference ADM 171
                          167/472
                          Record set
                          Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
                          Category
                          Armed forces &…

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                          • Could a record be created for Lieut William Sutherland Munro?

                            Could a record be created for Lieut William Sutherland Munro? See his brother, James Munro's Australian service record page 12: http://soda.naa.gov.au/record/7987837/12 where William is given as his next of kin and whose address changes to Fraser's Hill camp where William is training new recruits. See also https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/uploadedFiles/moretonbay/living/libraries/anzac/munro-family.pdf "The Munro Family of Burpengary".

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                              • Edward John Nicholson

                                Sorry can’t find Edward John NICHOLSON on ‘Lives of the First World War’.
                                Edward John NICHOLSON. Stoker 2nd Class. K/28406, H.M.S. "Defence.", Royal Navy died on 31 May 1916 Age 21
                                He was the son of Edward John and Selina Nicholson, of 2, Culver Rd., Saltash, Cornwall.
                                Born Saltash 09 June 1895.
                                His name is on the Borough of Saltash and St. Nicholas & St. Faith Church War Memorials.

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                                • Benjamin SAMBELLS

                                  Sorry but I can’t find Benjamin SAMBELLS on ‘Lives of the First World War’.
                                  Benjamin SAMBELLS, DSM. Engine Room Artificer 1st Class, 269327 (Dev).
                                  Born 24 Feb 1872 in Launceston.
                                  Died in Action 21 Aug 1917, (on ‘Q’ ship) HMS Vala.
                                  His name is on Saltash Borough War Memorial and St. Nicholas & St. Faith Church, Saltash and on a family memorial in St. Stephens-by-Saltash Churchyard
                                  He was the son of the late Mr W and Mrs C Sambells of Sandleford, Saltash.

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                                    • Joseph Victor ELLIOTT

                                      Joseph Victor ELLIOTT 9306 Serjeant. Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry, Death date 18 Aug 1916,Thiepval Memorial, Somme.
                                      http://www.cwgc.org?find-war-dead/casualty/753240.
                                      Does not seem to be on Lives of the First World War. Please can he be added?

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                                      • Norman KELLY Private 3424 on lives of WW1

                                        • Norman Kelly Private 3424, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment.
                                        • Killed in action 12th October 1915. Aged 30.
                                        • Enlisted London, resident Forest Gate.
                                        • Born 13th June 1884 at Portsmouth
                                        • Baptised at Saltash 3rd April 1891. Father John William mother Emily.
                                        • Fathers occupation Warrant Officer Carpenter R.N.
                                        • In the 1891 Census age 6 living with widowed mother at 2, Brunel Terrace Saltash.

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