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    • Arthur Pownall - Army Service Corps 80 Co. Motor Transport - Driver - O.8335

      My Grandfather worked for Mather and Platt, Newton Heath, Manchester as a driver during WW1. I have him recorded on the Mather and Platt Roll of Honour but can't find what happened to him between 1916 and 1924 when he reappeared in Manchester. I only have birth, marriage,death and census records up to 1911.

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      • Please add:

        George Harrison - Anglo-Indian Force, Burma Railways: Engineering Department. Served in Mesopotamia

        Evidence: Please see: https://wiki.fibis.org/w/First_World_War#Anglo-Indians
        which links to a PDF document from the Anglo-Burmese Library listing names of the Anglo-Indian Force recruited in Burma (George Harrison is shown on p.14 as part of the Burma Railways Engineering Department). The direct link to that PDF is here:

        https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2MlSwe-Ef2qOGNiNWMyN2EtZmQyMy00MmUzLWJmMDQtODUyYTQwNGNiNTMw/view?pli=1

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          • Duplicate

            Duplicate for Neil McKechnie of Scottish Rifles and RE. The duplication is referred to on his MIC.

            I have added to:
            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2819091

            The other is:
            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5248790

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            • Angus Ferens Duplicate Entries

              These appear to be duplicate entries. Please merge with Captain Angus Ferens as primary. Thank you

              Captain Angus Ferens, British Army, 64th Divisional Royal Army Service Corps Transport
              https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1222332

              Temporary Lieutenant A Ferens, British Army Service Corps
              https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5330577

              Temporary Lieutenant A Ferens, British Army Service Corps
              https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5313461

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                          • Please merge

                            Major Robert Beverley Pargiter as Primary
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3383208
                            with
                            Captain R B Pargiter as duplicate
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5396064
                            and
                            Captain R B Pargiter as duplicate
                            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5396063
                            Army List 1919 only gives on RB Pargiter in Artillery,
                            there is one in the Middlesex but not the same
                            Thanks

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                              • 18400 Ernest William Williamson enlisted 1918

                                He is on FMP and he is named on the Warmington village Roll of Honour.

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                                • Unwin Thomas James Henniker

                                  I can't find him on LOTFWW. Born 1900 died 14 Nov 1918. CWWGC record and FMP. Served 53rd Batt Middlesex Reg. No. TR1O/171763
                                  https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBM/CWGC/ROLLOFHONOUR/000980062

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                                  • Donald Percival Lynden-Bell

                                    Born 1895 Edinburgh. Died 25.4.1915 C.W.G.C. 1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers. Age 19. Belgium. Lieutenant .

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                                      • William Eric Giblin, MC - RAMC Please add a life story.

                                        From London Gazette 20 Oct 1916 p 10181
                                        Temp. Capt. William Eric Giblin, M.B.,.
                                        R.A.M.C.
                                        For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to
                                        duty in action. He tended the wounded in
                                        " No Man's Land " under heavy shell and
                                        machine gun fire, and showed an utter contempt
                                        of danger.

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                                        • Please set up a Life- Alic A Watson, Volunteer Artillery Battery, Svc no 57

                                          There is a (badly damaged) Service record for this man but, like many others of this unit, no MIC available. Note FMP have mistranscribed his forename. Thanks.

                                          Watson 57 Volunteer Artillery Battery
                                          https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7307167%2f17%2f470

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