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  1. Frederick Charles Seamer

    Gunner Seamer enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery on 24/1/1913 when he was 16 years of age. He passed himself of as 19 years old and was accepted. His service number was 613 and at some stage he transferred to the Coldstream Guards where he served as a private.
    He is remembered on Hailsham's war memorial, the memorial board in the St Mary's Parish Church and appears on the Hailsham Boys School Memorial Board.
    Although no army records exist of his time with the Guards the Hailsham Roll of Honour mentions that he was serving with the Coldstream Guards when…

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  2. John James Clark

    John James Clark, Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Bn, service number 609, born Hailsham 1880. He attested at Eastbourne 31st August 1914 and was discharged as not likely to become an efficient soldier 8th October 1914 due to a hernia.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  3. Merge two records for Major C P Gardner

    Merge https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1300929 and https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5461196 the two cards refer to each other, and both identify him as serving with 73rd Infantry

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  4. Herbert Edward Brows

    Herbert Edward Brows born Uckfield 1899. He served in the Army Cylists Corp, service number SE30121K. His attestation date is 21st September 1918 and his home address is 34 Windsor Road, Hailsham.
    This information was provided by Surrey Recruitment Registers. Please include his lifestory.

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  5. Cyril Edward Moon

    Cyril Edward Moon, born Lewisham 1899, enlisted 16th September 1916 giving his age as 17 years 213 days in the Middlesex Regiment, service number 82917.
    He then transferred to the Labour Corp, service number 151634, where he was appointed (paid) to A/Cpl (17/3/19) and then A/Sgt (23/9/19).
    He was demobbed 4/1/20 to his home address of 57 High Street, Hailsham.
    Please include his life story.

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  6. Gunner Thomas Edward Loughton

    Gunner Thomas Edward Loughton, Royal Field Artillery, service number 686, died 3rd December 1915 whilst on active service in India. He is buried in Ferozepore Military Cemetery. This information is supplied by the CWGC. To find his name in the CWGC records you must enter Soughton as his surname: but in the CWGC Registers his surname is given as Loughton.
    His British Army Service Records appear equally confused. To gain entry to his army records use the surname Loughton, the birth year 1893 and birth place Hellingly.
    Thomas enlisted at Hailsham on 19th August 1914. After training he was posted…

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  7. Duplicate Record for John McCone

    Hello, there are 4 records for John McCone and I believe two of these belong to the same person.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5635161
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2760412

    The latter life story includes the gazette entries which map his promotion from L/Cpril in a Canadian cycling company to a Lieutenant in the RFC.

    Thanks

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  8. Private Humphrey Hugh Davis

    Private Humphrey Hugh Davis, G/10549, Royal Fusiliers, of Balham attested 12th December 1914 at Southwark Town Hall for the duration of the war. After a serious illness he was discharged from the Army on 16th June 1915 after 187 days service. I believe he was born in Walworth. This information came from his Army record.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  9. Private Charles Henry Davis

    Private Charles Henry Davis, service number 154083, Royal Army Medical Corp. He enlisted 20th June 1918 at Brighton, aged 45 years 8 months and was demobbed 31st January 1919. He was born in 1872 and lived with his wife Mary at 13 Mainfold Road, Eastbourne. This information came from his Army records.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  10. John Butler 192309 Army Service Corp

    John Butler,192309, Army Service Corp, born Hailsham 1881, lives at Amberstone Cottage, Hailsham with his wife Ada.
    On 11th December 1915, at 34 years of age, he re-enlisted at Eastbourne for the duration of the war.
    Prior to this he served 12 years with the Royal Garrison Artillery, service number 2089, being discharged in 1911.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  11. George Longley

    George Longley, born Hailsham 1871, first enlisted 20th January 1890 with the 14th Hussars, service number 2948 and was discharged on 28th August 1908 on the termination of his engagement.
    He then signed on again on 26th February 1915,service number 28657 in the Hussars for the duration of the war.
    Please include his life story.

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  12. Duplicate Life Story

    A bit of a puzzle.

    Do you think these are the same individual?
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/search#Category=lifestories&FreeSearch=6543%20Forsyth&PageIndex=1&PageSize=20

    The main card records "Seaforth Highlanders" but #6543 Alexander Parker Forsyth served with 5th Scottish Rifles, entering France on 22/1/15 which matches the details on the "Seaforths" card:
    http://interactive.ancestry.co.uk/5119/41804_626640_12073-00177/6449248?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.co.uk%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dIWOServiceMedalAwardRolls%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dBass%26gsln_x%3d0%26_F8007A65%3d9168%26_F00061C3%3dScottish%2bRifles%26MSAV%3d0%26uidh%3d7t4&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults.

    The only card for Alexander Forsyth of the Scottish Rifles I can find on Ancestry seems to be the SWB Card.

    The only soldiers of the same name on the 14/15 Star Roll for the Seaforths have different numbers and disembarkation dates.

    I strongly suspect this might be a clerical error on the MIC, but I…

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  13. Thomas Tubridy

    Can I please ask that a page is created for my Great Grandfather please? Just because War was officially declared over on 11/11/18 doesn't meant that the battle was over. Private Thomas Tubridy signed up for the 8th Hussars on 18/03/19 now officially aged 18 and embarked almost immediately for India where they spent less than a year. They were soon ordered to Mesopotamia in order to deal with various native insurrections at Medali which they put down, moving from there to Egypt. In 1923, the Regiment moved back to York and completed a three-year tour as part of the…

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  14. 2nd Lieutenant C Legg, Royal Engineers

    Charles Legg is the great-uncle of a friend, I can't find an existing profile - probably his medals weren't claimed after his death, but he has a CWGC record, https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f122154 within Lives (or http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/50228/ on the CWGC website)

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  15. Duplicate Life Story

    Two cards for John McIntosh/Mackintosh.

    I have added to:
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2811447

    Original service only on:
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2833067

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  16. Duplicate Life Story? - Bombardier Ivor W E Lincoln & Gunner Ivor W E Lincoln for the Royal Field Artilliey

    Duplicate Life Story? - Bombardier Ivor W E Lincoln & Gunner Ivor W E Lincoln for the Royal Field Artilliey

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  17. John Wood

    John Wood, Royal Navy, service number 170070, was Chief Stoker on HMS Flirt. HMS Flirt was attacked and sunk in the Channel by the German navy on the night of 26th October 1916. He did not survive the attack. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 15. (Info supplied by the CWGC)
    He is also commemorated on Hailsham's war memorial, St Mary's parish church, Hailsham and Hailsham Boys' School memorial board.
    Please include his Life Story.

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  18. Duplicate life story

    Hello. I believe that this chap T H Whittaker

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4722633

    Is actually Private Henry Thomas Whittaker

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4721648

    The regiment and service number are the same. Thanks

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  19. Duplicate Life Story

    Adding to the "incomplete" for Scottish Rifles I came across a second "Life" for J W Miller. As he is one of my original 5th Battalion soldiers I had already found his card on Ancestry and added the details to:
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3033186

    The card for later service as Warrant Officer is:
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3040843

    I have corrected the "incomplete" service numbers on this.

    Is it possible to merge to the one that I had originally added all the details to?

    Thanks, Eddie

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  20. A J Rayment Private 62974 The Quee4ns (Royal West Surrey) Regiment

    I cannot find a life story for the above.

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