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  1. John Edward Prance

    Hello, there are three records for John Edward Prance, two of which share the same service number albeit at different ranks. I'm primarily interested in the J E Prance who was a Sergeant Observer when he was attacked by the Red Baron.

    The following two Prance's share the same service number

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6756180
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3579981

    The third may also be the same man as (from the service record) he died in Bideford which is where the above two lifes hailed from.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6871994

    Also the name of the spouse is the same. The odd thing is the dates of birth for all three…

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      • 27743 Alfred George Evershed 9th Royal Fusiliers

        Hi, could you please create a Life Story - the Medal Index card seems to be missing although you will find him on the Soldiers who died in the Great War and the CWGC records - he was killed on the Somme
        http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/750939/EVERSHED,%20ALFRED%20GEORGE

        many thanks

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        • Elias 'Patsy' Hendren

          Successful cricketer (51 Tests for England) and footballer (over 400 appearances for Brentford. Joined the Royal Fusiliers as private SPTS/1213, otherwise known as the 1st Sportsmens' Battalion. When the battalion was shipped to France, he was transferred to a munitions factory in Leamington Spa. His brothers John (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1835153) and Denis (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1835146) are part of this site.

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          • Clarence Arguile

            Clarence Arguile:

            Duplicate person, who enlisted with the Royal Marines in Plymouth then served with the Wellington Regiment, before being killed at Gallipoli

            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6918823
            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7170332

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            • Flight Lieut Frederick J Rutland RNAS - Duplicate

              Frederick Joseph Rutland joined the RN as a Boy Seaman and was in due course promoted to officer. There are two LFWW lives:
              https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6895230
              https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6159950
              The first has been developed and the second marked as a duplicate by a 'story'

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              • Missing Life Story for Seaman Edmund Finn

                I have been researching the above and found him in the CWGC website
                http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2871095/FINN,%20EDMUND
                but not in this one. I have further details if required.

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                • Ian Gilmour Cameron

                  Hello. There doesn't appear to be a life story for this chap who was shot down by the Red Baron

                  http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/294878/CAMERON,%20IAN%20GILMOUR

                  If there's not a life story for him could one be created please.

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                  • Henry James Draper, born 1875

                    I wish to "remember" a soldier who is not showing. He had a military career before the 1st World War, but then re-enlisted in 1914 having worked as a servant at Royal Military College, Sandhurst. His name was Henry James Draper, born 25 November 1875. Re-enlisted on 14th September 1914 and joined Royal Mounted Military Police. Rank: Lance Corporal. Served in Zanzibar between 06 Jul 191629 Nov 1917. Invalided Out 29/11/1917 due to Malaria and Poison Bite

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                    • Hubert Whatley: Duplicate Life Stories

                      Hello. there are two stories for Hubert Whatley. They both have the same service number in the RFC. Can they be merged please.

                      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6756228
                      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4709244

                      Thanks

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                        • Some duplicated life stories - South Wales Borderers

                          Hello, I have come across a number of duplicates. Please can they be merged. Regards, Keith

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                          • Missing Life Story - John Albert William Woodman 9037

                            Hello, I cannot find this man. He has a second number of 3904260, which I believe indicates that he served postwar. He is not to be confused with 9187 Woodman, who is a separate entity. Here is the link to the MIC on Ancestry.
                            http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=MedalRolls&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsln=Woodman&gsln_x=0&_F00061C3=South+Wales+Borderers&_F8007A65=9037&MSAV=1&uidh=ttq&pcat=39&fh=1&h=2365623&recoff=12&ml_rpos=2

                            Regards, Keith

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                            • Lieutenant C E Marsh

                              Royal Engineers Died 31/10/1918. There is a CWGC record for him, but no medal index card, possibly because he was never deployed to the front? There is also a Probate record for him (Clarence Eric Marsh, lieutenant R.E., died 31 October 1918)

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                              • Some duplicated life stories for South Wales Borderers

                                Hello, please can you merge the following duplicates which have come up. Regards, Keith

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                                • Waldemar Franklin - Duplicate REcords

                                  Hello. There are two lfe stories for Waldemar Franklin who served in the air force. I believe they are the same person?

                                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1246363
                                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6848656

                                  Regards

                                  Trevor

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                                  • Thomas Ernest Riglesford

                                    Thomas Ernest Riglesford 1st Btn. Royal Sussex Regiment, service number L/8652 died in India from illness and is buried in Murree New Cemetery and is commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.
                                    He is remembered on Hailsham's war memorial and on the memorial board in St Mary's parish church.
                                    His surname on the last two memroials is spelt with double gg ie Rigglesford.
                                    Please include his Life Story.

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                                    • Leopold White

                                      Leopold White was born 1881 in Eastbourne. He enlisted 17th February 1916 at the age of 35 giving his home address as 72 High Street, Hailsham and his occupation as coal merchant. He joined the Army Ordnance Corp, service number 52888.
                                      On 16th April 1918 he was transferred to 1st(Res) Garrison Battery, Suffolk Regiment keeping the same service number.
                                      On his discharge on 6th March 1919 he was an Acting Lance Corporal and gave his address as St Wilfred's, Hailsham. This information was supplied from his 2 Army records.
                                      Please include his Life Story.

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                                      • Private Joseph William Watson

                                        Pte Joseph William Watson, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), service number 15705, born 1895, Hailsham.
                                        He enlisted 31st January, 1916 at Tonbridge in the Kent Cyclist Bn, service number 2351, and later that year transferred to the East Kent Regiment. He was captured on 18th November 1916 at Runcourt and spent the duration of the war as a prisoner of war until his release and demob on 11th Novemeber 1919. Information supplied from his Army Records.
                                        Please include his Life Story.

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