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  1. Awkward Duplicate: Private Frank F O'Halloran British Army Army Service Corps, Service #M2/181810 and

    Frank Frederick O'Halloran

    Date of Birth: 12/12/1883 – Date of Death: not yet known

    Royal Navy, Service #358750

    I have checked this out. His RN Record shows that he was "Put Ashore" and naval service was terminated. The naval service record was marked - not eligible for war gratuity. He was awarded pip squeak and Wilfred for naval service. He was then either conscripted, or volunteered for the army. He can be found on the 1918 electoral register for Portsmouth as NM absent voter with his wife , Although his full army service record does not survive, the Medal Index…

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      • Duplicate records for Frank Leonard Rowe 13641

        Frank Rowe enlisted with their the Australia forces along with his friend from Trinity Congregational Church, Brixton, London, Edward Munro. See:
        https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/uploadedFiles/moretonbay/living/libraries/anzac/munro-family.pdf
        Can the two records for Frank under service no. 13641 be amalgamated please? You will see I have remembered both but I won't be adding any data until they have been joined up.

        Many thanks
        Peter Young

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        • Duplicate pages for Stanley Hull

          These two soldiers are one and the same - both service numbers are listed on the medal index card.

          Stanley Hull
          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4984740

          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2555183

          I also suspect that it is the same man as this record on fmp, with a service number of 14341 (enlisted in 1909 months before 17th birthday but discharged quickly due to underage).

          http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fwo97%2f5181%2f870772

          One of my correspondents found this in the local (Northamptonshire) newspapers in June 1916, which would seem to link all three records.

          PROUD – All of us are proud of Sergeant
          Stanley Hull, a Desborough boy, who has
          gained the D.C.M. through gallant…

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          • Duplicate pages for Private Joseph Clarence Hunt

            Private Joseph C Hunt, British Army Wiltshire Regiment, Service #3/172 and Private Clarence Joseph Hunt, British Army Wiltshire Regiment, Service #3/172 are the same man. His story is here: http://www.woottonbassettinthegreatwar.uk/joseph-clarence-hunt/
            His birth was registered as Joseph Clarence, and he served as Joseph Clarence. Only the medal card is the other way round, but he was always known as Clarence, not Joseph, eg on the censuses.

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            • trying to complete life story on Albert Edward Rackley born 10/5/1898 Croxley Gn ,Rickmansworth

              one of several Rackley brothers ive updated on site-but he could be one of 2 people-
              Albert Edward Rackley KRRC R16573 who has medal card+silver war badge no B62267-alive in 1918
              or
              Albert Edward Rackley Sussex regt no G15530/4609 born Watford KIA 31/7/1917
              an A E Rackley is on Watford roll honour-St Michaels Church Watford +
              notes state brother Alfred(6th Bedford 31336) also listed on roll died 7/10/1917
              ive had no response from church or Watford museum records to find out how /where the info on brothers has been linked,all I know for sure from school admission record is date…

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              • hi can any one help me find the following

                BIGWOOD Percy Partridge
                Rank : Private
                Regiment : Auckland Regiment New Zealand Expeditionary Force
                Service number : 1230
                Conflict : WW1

                BARLEY Hubert not found
                Rank : Private
                Regiment : Royal Marine Engineers
                Service number : RME3152S

                DAY Harry
                Service number : H02
                Conflict : WW1
                Memorial : Blackwell Holy Trinity Methodist Church now in Blackwell St Catherine's Church
                Details:
                Unable to identify this casualty on Commonwealth War Graves Commission or Soldiers Died in the Great War.

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                • Community Stories

                  As many communities are units, villages, towns or organisations etc it would be useful to be able to add 'community stories' to the community page. By this I mean stories that relate to the whole community rather than an individual. This would add context but also show those stories which bind the community together.

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                  • tried to create a new life story in 2014. Request registered but story cannot be found.

                    now wish to add info. to this story, when can I expect it to be registered so that this exercise can be completed?

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                    • Amending year of death

                      Adding details to https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/435997

                      The year of birth has been added (estimated?) from CWGC. Although I can enter place, day and month from additional evidence I am not permitted to change the year.

                      Is this something that would have to be done manually by IWM staff.

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                      • Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst

                        BIRTH JULY 1882 • Barton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
                        DEATH 27 SEP 1960 • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

                        She worked in London's East End. She established a milk distribution centre for babies, many of whom were too ill to digest their food. So she also opened a clinic alongside the centre, staffed by a doctor, who treated patients without charge. Within two weeks of war being declared, as food ran short, Sylvia had also opened the 'Cut Price Restaurant.' Thanks to the superhuman efforts of local builders, tradesmen and families who donated labour, china cutlery and money. It was claimed by locals…

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                            • How long does it take before the details I entered for a life story appear on the website ? My Edward Pigott born 1890 Brooklyn New York is

                              How long does it take before the details I entered for a life story appear on the website ? My Edward Pigott born in Brooklyn new York in 1890 is still showing born in England in 1888... Are the life stories corrected only for paying embers ?

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                                • Problems Loading Photos

                                  Anyone else have problems loading photos onto this site. I did read some other people having the same issues. The site administration blame my computer, but I also have problems on my Ipad too which discounts their assumption and I have no other issues loading photos onto other websites.

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                                  • Duplicates Henry Thomas Bayard Smith

                                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/search#Category=lifestories&FreeSearch=henry thomas bayard smith&PageIndex=1&PageSize=20
                                    There is a further entry for this name shown as being in the Royal Navy. Having viewed his file at the National Archives I can confirm that it is the same individual

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                                    • Issues with data (profile image, date of death etc) disappearing

                                      Regular users will probably be aware of an intermittent bug where some updates suddenly disappear, notably the selected profile picture which then can't be reset. A quick fix for this is to do another update to the Life Story which regenerates the page with the correct data. The simplest way to do this is to 'Remember' the Life Story, or if you've already remembered it, then un-remember and then remember again!

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