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  1. Lost subscription.

    I have been a subscriber for 3 months, and every month £6 comes off my account which is not a disaster, however, since this morning I am suddenly no longer a subscriber. According to what I read here "In order to ensure we provide you with an uninterrupted service, subscriptions will renew automatically every month or year unless you cancel." So what happened? I know I did not cancel my subscription and I know there is money in the account.

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    • These four life stories are I believe to be the same soldier, please confirm and merge into highest rank (Warrant OfficerClass 2)

      Warrant Officer Class 2 Charles Guiver
      Not yet known - Not yet known
      British Army The Queen's Regiment, Service #L/5057
      0 Remembering

      Company Serjeant Major Charles Guiver
      Not yet known - Not yet known
      British Army Royal West Surrey Regiment, Service #5057
      0 Remembering

      Warrant Officer Class 2 Charles Guiver
      Not yet known - Not yet known
      British Army Royal Garrison Artillery, Service #10561
      0 Remembering

      Temporary Regimental Sergeant Major Charles GUIVER
      1877 - Not yet known
      British Army Royal Garrison Artillery, Service #10561
      0 Remembering

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      • Communities

        Surely those people who do a lot of research and contribute massively to the IWM records (I myself have posted hundreds of additions) should have free access to Communities.
        I have much more research I would like to add but I cannot afford to pay for multiple sites - I'm already a member of Ancestry and Find My Past.

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        • Unable to correct birth info

          Serjeant John Herbert Dunbabin, DCM:
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4980199
          appears to have a database problem.
          I have "improved" his name to include the middle name, and his date of birth to May 1876 from the previous estimate of 1877. Both these fresh values show correctly under Facts.
          The name displays correctly in the header but does not appear in search results. The d.o.b. ALWAYS shows as 1877.
          I have contacted the submitter of the birth estimate, but she can not change things either.

          Can this be investigated please?

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          • Are displayed ranks the highest known rank of the person, or their rank at the end of WW1?

            For those who continued their army career post-war, does Lives of the First World War show their highest rank achieved, their highest rank during the war, or the rank they began their WW1 career at?

            I'm searching for Lieutenant Colonel George Lees, a Canadian serving in the British Army. He joined the war as a teenager in 1918, presumably as a private, but continued his army career afterwards and became Lt Cl.
            Not sure which rank I should be searching under. Lt Cl only brings up one result, which I'm not sure is him, but Pte brings up hundreds.

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            • Image posting issue

              The image problem that we had a few weeks ago appears to be back again. I have spent ages trying to upload images only to have them fail time after time. I am also seeing that when selecting an image for a specific event it does not show even after a few refreshes.

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                    • Teachers' Registration Council Registers 1914-1948

                      I am surprised that this record set hasn't been included in those offered. Is there a possibility that this could be considered?

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                      • Advice needed about a man who took a new identity; official records show new name.

                        This case is highly unusual, and I am wondering which way is the best way to record the newer (but more factual) information.
                        "George Marshe" (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7571885) is in fact Frank Myburgh, and place of birth was Cape Town, not Essex, as per his war records.

                        It's all fully explained in this entry: https://www.geni.com/people/Francis-Gerhard-Myburgh-a-k-a-George-Marshe/6000000039901456692

                        I would appreciate some ideas on how best to record the new facts; I am assuming that the main record has to remain as George Marshe because that's how he was known during WW1 (and for some time before that).

                        Can anyone who responds to…

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                                  • it was simple to ask for a merge-but now seems more complicated!!

                                    just trying to get someone to merge 2+Thomas Cook Westall-url 532309+696051

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                                    • thomas cook westall merge-https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5323091+696051

                                      same person-born 25/9/1883 Aldbourne-died 10/8/1918.-,accidentally killed-on SS Indore at Port Charlotte-Isle of islay-grave Port Charlotte-also mentioned in dispatches-Gunner Royal Marine no 10459

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                                      • Very helpful and polite

                                        I'm amazed at how you do it. There always seems such a lot of work to do.
                                        I'm coming across a few Nurses who have died in service but have slipped through the net - finding information on the V.A.D Cards - I would like to continue to add their Life Stories -
                                        Thanks

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                                        • Died at sea.

                                          One issue that I think needs looking at is in the "Death" field. How do you list somebody that has died at sea? (MN men in particular). And, what country do you use of they died mid ocean?

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