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  1. Robert Crowhurst

    Private Robert Crowhurst, born Hailsham 1873 first served in the RAMC, 269431 before the advent of war. In August 1914 he enlisted at Eastbourne in the Royal Sussex Regiment and was later transferred to the Labour Corp, service number 436594. He was discharged 7th March 1919 and he gave his home address as 4a South Road, Hailsham. He has 3 Army Records.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  2. William Crouch

    William Crouch, born Hailsham 1899, joined 51st Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment 9th January, 1918 at Maidstone, service number 64972. He left the Army in 1920 with the rank of Lance Corporal. He also has 3 other army records for the Training Reserve.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  3. Missing Life Story - Service Record survives

    Hello,
    Thomas Williams 8446 1st Bn South Wales Borderers, 347881
    Labour Corps does not have a Life Story.

    Here is a link to his surviving service record.
    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7281202%2f90%2f967

    He appears on the Ancestry MICs, and in the Medal Rolls too, but this is not in the LOTFWW set
    http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=MedalRolls&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=thomas&gsfn_x=0&gsln=williams&gsln_x=0&_F00061C3=south+wales+borderers&_F8007A65=8446&MSAV=1&uidh=ttq&pcat=39&fh=6&h=11003275&recoff=9+10&ml_rpos=7

    Please can you add this Life Story.

    Regards, Keith

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  4. Private Horace Hastings

    Private Horace Hastings born Hailsham 1886. He enlisted 15th August 1915 at Eastbourne in the Middlesex Regiment, service number 38247. He transferred to the Buffs(East Kent Regiment), service number 156801, and then later to the Labour Corp, service number 156891. His home address is 12 Marine Road, Eastbourne.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  5. Sapper Henry James Hastings

    Sapper Henry James Hastings, Royal Engineers Inland Water Transport, service number WR317725, born 1881, Hailsham. He attested at Eastbourne 11th December 1915 and was assessed as a skilled carpenter.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  6. Commandant Mary Lewty VAD

    Mrs. Mary Lewty was Commandant of the Spondon VAD Hospital. She was awarded an MBE for her services in 1920, but sadly died in 1921. Please see photographs on Spondon Historical Society website at http://www.spondonhistory.org.uk/category/lewty . Can you please create a Life Story for her.

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  7. Private Bert Weller

    Private Bert Weller was born in 1897 at Hailsham. He enlisted on 25th January, 1916 at Eastbourne in the Royal Sussex Regiment, 3rd Bn. service number G21668 where he gave his age as 20 years and 152 days, and his home address as 1 Compton Terrace, Hailsham.
    He was transferred to the Labour Corp on 29th September 1917, with a new service number of 490522 and he was discharged on 18th June 1918 because of a disability. This information was supplied from his Army records.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  8. Sapper Harold Norman Wallace

    Sapper Harold Norman Wallace, born Suffolk 1898. He joined the army 9th November 1916 at Eastbourne and gave his home address as 3 Rucklands Terrace, Hailsham.
    He was a motor cycle driver and joined the Army Service Corp, service number M2/268999.
    Then he was transferred to the King's Royal Rifle Corp, service number R39100.
    Finally he joined the Royal Engineers, service number 314791, and on discharge gave his home address as Myrtle House, Battle Road, Hailsham. This information came from his Army records.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  9. Sgt James Frederick Hughes G/10995 7th Btn Royal Fusiliers

    I have not been able to find Sgt James Frederick Hughes' life story, he was my husband's g.grandfather. He was killed in action 13/11/1916 leaving 3 young children. From what I understand the family never received his medals. I have found him on the cwgc site but no next of kin is mentioned and he does not appear in the Croydon Roll of Honour. I have his soldier's will written 4 months before he died giving his address and his wife's name but I don't know how to attach it, here are the cwgc and medal roll links.
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1
    http://mediasvc.ancestry.co.uk/v2/image/namespaces/1262/media/30850_A000792-01940.jpg?securitytoken=3a65cc1ba23f551d1ca2615bafdf4cf4&download=false&client=IIV&imagequality=HighQuality&enhancement=AdaptiveContrast

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  11. Private 5189 Willie Thorpe - Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

    Private 5189 Willie Thorpe - Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) who died of pneumonia at a hospital on Salisbury Plain on 1st May 1916. He is recorded on the CWGC website at. http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2752298/THORPE,%20WILLIE I only realised today that the Willie Thorpe I am remembering is not my man and has no connection with the records I have. Any help appreciated Many thanks Wayne

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  12. Mines at the dams corlet road

    The mines at darnley Glasgow near the old plane tree heritage alot of men lost there life after an explosion

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  13. Life after the world war 2 his family he lived in Glasgow he is buried in st convals cemetery

    My granddad john convery who married Catherine mac Ewan that was her maiden name she was from Glasgow she is also now dead and is buried in st convals cemetery john convery other jobs were scaffolding in Glasgow he died from a heart attack

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  14. Granddad john convery who died march 1965

    Wife Catherine convery from Glasgow a house wife and mother has 6 children together first child was james convery stayed in pollok priesthill near the old plane tree darnley

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  15. Joseph Bertram Taylor

    Hello. There are two records for Joseph Bertram Taylor. The year of birth matches and I suspect he was promoted from the ranks. Unfortunately the search function is playing up so I can't double check. But I suspect these can be merged.

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  16. Second Opinion Please! Edward Byrne

    Hello. I'm beginning to struggle finding the final life stories of those shot down by the Red Baron. I'm currently looking for Edward Byrne and think this is the life story I should be using:

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/693351

    The medal card service details match details I've found in a book "Visiting the Fallen: Arras:North" by Peter Hughes but he refers to Edward Gordon Byrne". But this life story is for Edward E Byrne. I'm wondering if there was a mistake when digitising the record? But the other difficulty is I can't find any other references. The gazette only records an Edward Byrne…

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  17. A few more duplicates

    I've identified some more duplicates, but as the record search is currently down I haven't been able to check them as much as I would like to:

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2554533 appears to be the primary for Maj-Gen Amyatt Hull, so
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5186328,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5186329,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5186330,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5186331,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5186332,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5186333, and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5186334
    are duplicates

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/794411 is the primary for Chetwode,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5327951,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5376372,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5376373,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5376374,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5376375, and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5376376 are duplicates

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1394284 seems to be the primary for Maj Gen Gorringe,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5317866,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5317867,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5317868,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5317869,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5317870,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5317871,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5317874,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5317875,?…

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  20. Private Jack Weller

    Private Jack Weller, born Hailsham 1893, enlisted 29th January 1916 at Eastbourne into the Royal Sussex Regiment, service number G/10556.
    Later that year he was transferred to the Hertfordshire Regiment, service number 267242.
    He also served for a short time with the East Yorkshire Regiment, service number 204090.
    Finally he was transferred to the Labour Corp, service number M/417607.
    This information is gathered from his Army records. Please include his Life Story.

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