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            • Please add

              can you please add Alfred William Bridges for me. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/357536/bridges,-arthur-william/ I need to link him to his brother.
              Thank you.

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                  • Orderly Robert Laurence Binyon appears twice?

                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/346662 - Medal Index Card - L Binyon
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/346665 - Medal Index Card - R Lawrence Binyon - with a 'w' not a 'u'

                    He used the name Laurence, not Robert, which might cause problems. When I searched for him last year, I found the second entry. This morning in the email newsletter, the link was to the first entry.

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                    • Life stories to merge - William J Davie

                      Please can the following 2 lifestories be merged:
                      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1129658
                      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1108532

                      They are 1 person - William James Davie, my husband's grandfather. Another relative has the medals, and has pointed out the fact that one of the names is wrong. An S is often added.

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                        • Corporal John Wilkinson Parker, 1st Bttn Northumberland Fusiliers (No 204106)

                          My grandfather was the youngest of 9 children. He was born in 1898 and the family story is that he volunteered early in the war hoping that his two older brothers, who both had children, would not be called up because they were miners. I'm not sure if he lied about his age but he was very young. He lost an arm in an action for which he won the Military Medal (gazetted 21 Oct 1918). I have no citation for, or details of, the award - but would love to know more. He died in 1948 at the age…

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                          • private Frank Kinchin later corporal. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

                            date of entry 6/10/1914 prisoner of war 20/10/1914.
                            victory J/2/102 B3 Page 816 (14 star) J/2/4Page 147

                            these are all the details I have from a record that I sent for off line. can you tell me anymore please. a dedicated man and wanted to fight in the second world war, but too old, so joined the Home Guard locally.

                            I have his medals and tag.

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                                    • Nathaniel John Hussey

                                      Where was Nathaniel posted

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                                      • Captain G.F. Pitt-Lewis M.C., the Devonshire Regiment.

                                        A solicitor, Frank joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. early in 1915, going on to join the Devonshire Regiment later that year as a Second Lieutenant. In 1916, he was posted to, the 1st Battalion in the Arras sector, France. In the capacity of acting Captain, he fought at the battle of La Culotte on 23rd April 1917, were he was wounded and subsequently invalided home. He returned to France later that year, where he continued to serve with distinction; at some point he was awarded the M.C. In 1918, he commanded A and C companies with great success at…

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