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  1. William Charles Frank Palmer

    I would like to create a life story for my grandfather, William Charles Frank Palmer

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    • Charles Frederick Leslie Cooper

      I would like to submit a life story for my grandfather

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        • Merge Lieutenant H S Roots

          Please merge Lieutenant H S Roots to 2nd Lieutenant Harold Stephen Roots as per The Gazette of 5 May 1916

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          • Help finding - Corpral Thomas James Adams.

            Could I have help please in finding a page for Thomas James Adams. Corporal Royal Army Service Corps S/n T4/211511 and Royal Army Medical Corp s/n 316.

            Many thanks

            Terry

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            • Harry Alfred Pattman

              Here is the only military record I can find for for Harry Alfred Pattnam:

              https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fbir-pals%2f331

              It refers to a commission which is gazetted here:

              https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29288/supplement/8963

              Many thanks
              Andrew Lloyd

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                • Please mark as duplicate

                  Please mark Private F Short https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4021171 as a duplicate. He is the same man as Corporal Charles Frederick Short https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4020970 for whom I have already added evidence.
                  Both lives are shown as #7530 The King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
                  Many thanks, Jane

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                  • Please Merge

                    Private H Burrows, 8th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, #457
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                    Private Herbert Charles Burrows, Middlesex Regiment, #457

                    Thank you
                    J. Hyslop

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                    • New life story please

                      Please create a new life story for Private Alban William Stanbridge, #45179 3rd Bn Suffolk Regiment, whose Service Record can be seen https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7273387%2f138%2f1503
                      He did not serve abroad so has no medal record.
                      Many thanks, Jane

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                            • Alexander Jacob Lion 1888-1915 Rifleman service no. S/7640 commemorated at Ypres Menin Gate son of Jacob Lion & Rachel née Phillips

                              Alexander Jacob Lion 1888-1915 Rifleman service no. S/7640 commemorated at Ypres Menin Gate son of Jacob Lion & Rachel née Phillips

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                                        • Please merge records for Walter Brazier

                                          Please merge the following for Walter Brazier as they relate to the same man:
                                          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5479467
                                          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6796012
                                          His CEF papers make clear he was discharged because he was re-enlisting in the RFC. Family details from both sets of service papers as well as name and age show they relate to the same person.
                                          Thanks

                                          Barry Thomas

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