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  1. Missing Arthur John Deal

    First name(s) Arthur John
    Last name Deal
    Age 18
    Birth year 1900
    Birth town Folkestone
    Birth county Kent
    Birth country England
    Service number G/104181
    Regiment Middlesex Regiment
    Unit / Battalion 53rd Battalion
    Year 1918
    Series WO 363
    Series description Wo 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'
    Archive The National Archives
    Record set British Army Service Records
    Category Military, armed forces & conflict
    Subcategory First World War
    Collections from Great Britain

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    • Missing Charles Thomas Young #8102 Royal East Kent Buffs

      1906 - 1921: Pte. No. 8102 The Buffs, Royal East Kent Regiment.

      Charles served in the Royal East Kent Regiment, The BUFFS (No. 8102) 1906 to the end of World War One. He was classified as a signaller in the BUFFS in 1912. He served in France from the 7th Sept. 1914 and was with the 1st and 7th Battalion. No records relating to his service 1914-1920 can be traced as they were destroyed by enemy air action in 1940. The medal rolls show he has the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

      Please add. Thank you!

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      • Can you merge these two records of the same person?

        George COCKS serve first in the Lancs Fus and then the Essex Regiment, where he died in Aug 1918.

        Company Serjeant Major George Cocks
        Date of Birth: 27/01/1875 – Date of Death: 8/08/1918
        British Army, Essex Regiment, Service #50500
        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/876352

        Company Serjeant Major/Acting Regimental Serjeant Major G Cocks
        Date of Birth: not yet known – Date of Death: not yet known
        British Army, Lancashire Fusiliers, Service #6281
        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4978063

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          • Missing Service Number and Medal Roll information

            hello - following on from Mike Newbury's assistance in creating a record for Stanley William Ginn (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7671144), I have been searching for his records in the WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls and Index Cards and cannot find him. Also, there is no Service Number given for him on any documentation I have found online, including Commonwealth War Graves Commission documents, eg Baghdad Cemetery listings. Does anybody know why this might be, that there is no medal roll or service number for him ? The only service number I have is on the front of his Small Book…

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            • Duplicates found for my relative

              The following are duplicates for the same person ( my relative) ID #4248:
              Corporal F S Werner
              and
              Corporal Frederick Stephen Warner

              Please look through the complete documents for Frederick and notice that his last name was changed to Warner by the family. The ID's are identical.

              Thanks

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              • Duplicated Appears to be same man - Variation in name

                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2717801
                Sgt. George LOWSON 9028 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2326383
                Sgt. G LAWSON or LOWSON 9028
                Discrepancies with grave registration details and CWGC headstone details????

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                • I am a member of Ancestry & Find my Past but find I now have to join your site when I am giving you all our info on my ancestor.

                  Easier to link information from sites such as Ancestry & or Find my Past such as census of ancestor. Making it easier to verify the said ancestor.

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                    • War and Peace

                      Peace to all people...what is your school doing about it?
                      Christmas,a time for War or Peace?
                      With Christmas we scatter around peace wishes for all goodwilling people around us.
                      Even in the first world war trenches ,on Christmas 1914 ,the soldiers spontaneously
                      put down their weapons and fraternized with the enemy.
                      Most probably, this will not happen at Aleppo this year. Is mankind never learning
                      from the past? The reality of war and human misery should not harm our belief in
                      humanity and the hope for peace.
                      As teachers and as school we should do something about it, not only…

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                          • Life Story additions and merges

                            Life Story additions and merges

                            Just a reminder ... if you would like a Life Story created, or duplicate Life Stories to be merged, could you please post the details in the Suggested Life Stories forum at http://support.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/forums/246125-suggested-life-stories .

                            That forum is checked frequently by IWM Volunteers, so your request will be actioned faster.

                            Many thanks,

                            Yvonne, IWM Volunteer

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                            • Life Story additions and merges

                              Just a reminder ... if you would like a Life Story created, or duplicate Life Stories to be merged, could you please post the details in the Suggested Life Stories forum at http://support.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/forums/246125-suggested-life-stories .

                              That forum is checked frequently by IWM Volunteers, so your request will be actioned faster.

                              Many thanks,

                              Yvonne, IWM Volunteer

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                              • Duplicated records Brigadier General A C ROBERTS

                                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3758769

                                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5400971

                                Brigadier General Arthur Colin ROBERTS C.M.G., D.S.O.
                                b. 1870 India Died 17 May 1917 London

                                Full details De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Volume 4 Page 170.

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                                  • Recognise large contributors

                                    Allow subscribers who are making large contributions to have access to NA records for free

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                                    • Duplicate

                                      Having a very distinctive name I think an error on the MIC has led to the records being duplicated.

                                      Athelstan Leonard Bawtree's birth was registered Dec qtr 1880 Epsom
                                      The Silver War Badge record shows he enlisted on 1st April 1908
                                      The MIC shows he went to France on 11th March 1915.

                                      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/247655

                                      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5224634

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                                      • William McBride Royal Inniskilling Fusileers 23965

                                        Thank you for his Life Story on Lives of the First World War.
                                        Thank you Guenter51, Hannes Wader and youtube for this video - the last photograph on the video is of the Grave of William McBride and the video clip remembers German French and British Lives lost during the First World War. Unfortunately I am not sure if the video is official but maybe it is useful for feedback and discussion purposes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYnxLSwQSeI

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                                        • List surnames within Communities in alphabetical order.

                                          It would be easier to find servicemen if they were listed in alphabetical order and NOT in the order in which they were added to the database.

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