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  1. New story please for G G Brennand. Born ca 1898. listed in Army lists as Second Lt in Dragoon Guards. Maybe never got to France?

    I have him in my school records as having been enlisted at lesst since 1915. probably still too young to go over? ex Fonthill and Eton

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    • Please add Deck Hand James Hele Steddy – Royal Navy SN:93/ST – served during between 1915-1919.

      Please add Deck Hand James Hele Steddy – Royal Navy SN:93/ST – served during between 1915-1919.

      I have a copy of his service record via Ancestry/Discovery National Archives – UK, Royal Naval Reserve Service Records – Catalogue Reference: NT/377/7.

      I also have details of the medals he was awarded from UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls 1793-1972 via Ancestry. His name on these record is recorded as Jas H Steddy.

      If could create a life story for him that would be great as I have information I would like to add to remember his contribution during WW1.

      Thank you.

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      • Gregory Bethune

        Gregory Bethune applied to enlist in the A.I.F. on 15 July 1915 – just 11 months after war was declared. At the time he had just turned 22, was married to Annie and had one son, William aged 2, with another child on the way. Yet, he put his hand up to go and fight in a war on the other side of the world. He was the first of five sons of John and Susanah Bethune who would enlist to fight in WW1. His application was rejected, however, due to valvular heart disease. Because his application was rejected, he…

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        • ALBERT ERNEST WORNER

          There is a Medal Card for Alfred Edward Wonmer, born 1898 in Bromley-by-Bow in the Poplar district of the East End of London.
          The 17 battalion is the East End 17th battalion of the London Regiment known as the "Poplar & Stepney Rifles".
          The Medal Card shows a 1st Service No of 8163 and a 2nd Service No of 574044.
          However, the 1920 Electoral Roll Absent Voters List for Wanstead Parish in Essex shows a Service No 574044 for Albert Ernest Worner enlisted in the 17th battalion (2nd line) of the London Regiment.
          As Alfred Edward Wonmer and Albert Ernest…

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          • Kasturba Mohandas Gandhi

            "volunteered as an auxiliary hospital worker". "In 1914-15, Kasturba Gandhi worked in Indian Army hospitals - on England's southern coast - set up for some 16,000 Indian soldiers who had been wounded in France and Belgium." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46148207

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasturba_Gandhi

            Thanks a lot.

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              • Arthur Stanley Newton

                There seems to be no records of A.S.Newton a South African serving in East Africa with 11SAI (South African Infantry). He is my grandfather and I believe he lost a leg in the conflict.
                I have his war medals (WW1 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal) We have very little information on where he served or his Army number. (From the medals it seems he was a L/CPL or PTE)

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                • Pte B.H.Howells

                  Attention Anne Bathias.

                  You set up the above, life story 7691493, using the CWGC record. It should read B.W. Howells. W is for William. Where the B came from I cannot say as all records that I have identified only have William as a first name.

                  Regards Colin Chamberlain

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                  • William Lownds (triplicate record)

                    Hi. William Lownds has three records - Corporal William Lownds 5369, Acting Corp W Lownds Royal Engineers 207816 and Corp William Lownds RND BZ/3245.

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                    • Louisa Langford

                      Please add to LOTFWW, Louisa Langford, British Red Cross, Helps with cooking, VAD Hospital Charing Kent, 1914-1919 https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?id=129526

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                      • Lance Corporal W TSimmons

                        Please could you create a life story for L/C W T Simmons, no 12442, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry whose CWGC record is at
                        https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/398776/simmons,-/.
                        Thank you.

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                        • Stephen John Osborne, 8498 pte Suffolk regiment, died 9/5/1915, Boulogne Cemetery

                          Appears in CWGC via records search on this website but cannot find a Life Story. He is commemorated at Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk.

                          Please set up a Life Story

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                          • Gerald Shove

                            Conscientious objector who worked at Lady Ottoline Morrell's farm.

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                            • Emilie Rose Macaulay

                              Dame Rose Macaulay volunteered with the Women's Land Army in 1916 (outside Cambridge, at Station Farm).

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                                • Tidying up Chalford war memorial community, failed to find:

                                  https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead/results?firstName=Sidney&lastName=Gubbins&serviceNumber=290425&war=1&exactDate=27-03-1917
                                  https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead/results?firstName=Walter&lastName=Hunt&war=1&exactDate=27-03-1918

                                  also James Wilfred Ollerenshaw, died 5/10/1915 while training. Buried in family grave in France Congregational church yard. Recently acknowledged as 'brought in from the cold'. Service number PS/8283.

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                                  • Lance Corporal Harry Rogers 2837 Royal Sussex Regiment & A.C.C 19th Corps Cyclist Battalion

                                    I am trying to add my father's Life Story & not getting very far

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                                    • William Charles Turner regtl no: 290109 regement: Suffolks rank: CSM

                                      Request for new story
                                      My grandfather William Charles Turner 1883 - 1948 regtl no: 290109 Regement: Suffolks 14th bat Rank: CSM. Does not appear on the site I have his discharge papers dated 27th Feb1919. He was a gunnery/musketry instructor and was based in Scotland, location unknown. I do know he was injured while in service and spent quite a while in hostpital.

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                                      • Please add George Smith Thew - Awarded Navy Silver War Badge 1916

                                        R.N. Official Service No. 136564. SWB 3453 issued 6/11/1916

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