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  1. Sir Alexander Roger

    born 1878, was director general, trench warfare dept., ministry of munitions 1915-17; knighted in 1916.

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  4. Please add a life story for Shaikh Abdul Wahab Sowar, 29th Lancers (Deccan Horse)

    Sowar Shaikh Abdul Wahab was buried in the Muslim Burial Ground in Woking before being transfered to Brookwood cemetery. The burial ground was recently featured in a BBC programme which inspired me to search for the original service men buried in the ground.
    I can find him on the CWGC website
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/4017164/SHAIKH%20ABDUL%20WAHAB

    and on the British Legion's website, "Every Man Rembered"

    http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/4017164/

    but I cannot find him on this website and I would like to make a community for these men.
    His service number was 2278 and he died on the 16th July 1915.
    Thanks

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  7. Christopher Luke Wiseman

    Christopher Wiseman (1893-1987) was one of J R R Tolkein's best freinds and the only one to survive the war. He served in the Navy, but there doesn't appear to be a seed life story for him.
    Some details can be found here: http://www.councilofelrond.com/tolkienbiography/christopher-wiseman/
    http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Christopher_Wiseman

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  9. Sir Alfred Butt

    knighted in 1918 for generous and useful contributions to war charities and war work; at Ministry of Food 1917-18; MP from 1922.

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  10. Please start a lifestory for Stephen Spurrell Groom Royal Engineers

    He is remembered alongside his brother in St Marys Wimbledon, and also elsewhere on the web

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  11. L/Cpl P/1346 George Buckel MFP

    I'm wholly unable to find the above of the Military Foot Police. He's on the MFP medal roll B90 6 3 as having received the VM and BWM serving 27/01/16 to 11/11/18.

    Please can someone point me in the right direction or if he's not on here, create a record?

    Many thanks.

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  12. Thomas Eldred Page

    Tom Page had a short war that never left the UK, I've been unable to find a Life Story to flesh out.

    Rifleman TR/13/83218 Thomas Eldred Page, 10th Battalion Rifle Brigade (serving with 51st Graduated Battalion) died on 2nd November 1918 in Lewisham Military Hospital, aged 18. Born in Chingford in 1900, he enlisted in Camberwell, and is buried in Hither Green Cemetery (Plot C.1187). He was the brother of my maternal grandmother.

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  13. Edwin Mosscrop

    I believe Edwin Mosscrop (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7662307#timeline) and Edwin Moscrop (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3148177#timeline) are the same person. The former profile lists him as being a conscientious objector (which sources confirm he was) and then with the second profile, it lists his subsequent service in the Medical Corps, which other sources confirm.

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  14. Merge two entries for Edwin Goff Millin

    There are two entries for Edwin Goff Millin whose service no. was F45009 when in the RNAS and then 245009 in the RAF when he transferred on 1 Apr 1918.

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  15. Arthur Alexander Smith

    Arthur Alexander Smith is my great grandfather.

    DOB 21st November 1882 - Hemsby, Norfolk
    Enrolled 18th March 1915 Royal Navy Reserve (he served on Trawlers in the North Sea) Service No DA5058
    Trawlers "White Bar/Ear" and "Touchstone"
    Died 13th November 1918 at HMS Ganges, buried at Shotley Churchyard, Shotley, Suffolk.
    He was a deckhand. Mobilised before training given.
    Granted 1st G C Badge on 17-3-18 or 17-5-18
    Chevrons awarded 1915,1916,1917

    He left a wife Ethel and three children: Annie (my grandmother), Arthur and Nora.

    When my great grandmother died at the age of 99, the family found my great grandfather's…

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  16. George Parker

    My father Gunner George Parker was born on 7th Feb 1985 in Dixie Street, Bethnal Green. He enlisted on 18th July 1914 at Stratford. in the Royal Horse and Field Artillery.(reg. no 78360) He embarked for France on 1st May 1915. He must have been stationed in Ipswich at some time as he married Elizabeth Smithson in Mach 1918 at St Helens Church, Ipswich.(by license) He was wounded sometime after this as he was at Clarendon Aux Hospital when he sent a postcard to his wife. In 1921 he was transferred to the reserves (reg no 1014661) He was discharged…

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  18. M.M. duplicates

    More PoW awards:

    5185 Corporal Frederick Hart, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1606409 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5044100 his M.M.

    15109 Corporal Percy Neal, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3212207 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5074621 his M.M.

    281922 Henry Chapman, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/775973 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5016658 his M.M.

    L/10502 now 128776 Charles Henry Duller, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1712903 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5028443 his M.M.

    5166 Claude Pullar Evans, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1736766 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5030983 his M.M.

    7193 Matthew Goodman, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1382302 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5038537 his M.M.

    1132 Gordon Miles, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3030244 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5070452 his M.M.

    GS/97743 Private George Hardy Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3961582 is primary

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5091558 his M.M.

    22822…

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  19. Atholl Archibald Maclean

    Atholl Archibald Maclean - 2nd Lieutenant 11th Suffolk Regiment. KIA 1/7/1916. Buried Becourt Military Cemetery. CWGC link: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/293925/McLEAN,%20ATHOLL%20ARCHIBALD
    Also mentioned in History of the Suffolk Regiment 1914-1927 by C R Murphy.

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  20. Driver George Jarrett T4/084273

    As yet not on this site.
    Birth registered Jul/Aug/Sep 1893, Aylsham, Norfolk (Vol 4b, page 86)
    Census 1901, age given as 8, living at Cradle Farm, Burnham Westgate, Norfolk with parents John and Susan Jarrett, siblings Maria, Willie, Jack and Bob. Father a shepherd.
    Census 1911, age given as 17 (occupation farm labourer), living at Ludgen Hill Farm, Ludge Hill, Docking, Kings Lynn, Norfolk with parents and younger brothers Jack and Bob.
    In "UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919" described as born in Reepham, Norfolk, residing Thursford, enlisted Norwich, DVR. Army Service Corps T4/084273
    Died Willesden Military Hospital,…

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