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  1. Lt. Neil Hugh Bowie, Service #01603, merge all listings, under final rank of Lieutenant RAF, not as a Medical Orderly.

    Neil Hugh Bowie, Service #01603, merge all listings, under final rank of Lieutenant RAF, not as a Medical Orderly. He served initially in the CAMC, transferred into the RNAS where he graduated Cranwell as a Flt. Sub Lt. and pilot, and ended the war a Lieutenant in the RAF after the merger of the RNAS into the RAF.

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  2. Add William John Trethewey

    Born 7 Nov 1892 (or 1891 in GRO) in St Austell, Cornwall, worked in US. US WW1 draft card - Exemption claimed - on physical grounds
    The US Passenger transport lists show that he served with Company "A"- 34th Engineers as a Private (1st class) Engineer. He travelled on the 'Euripides' New York to Liverpool, England 16 Aug 1918 (destination Romsey) and the return voyage was on the 'Texan' from Brest, France to Norfolk, Virginia 24 July 1919. The address for his wife Ida was given as Cornwall, England and also 139 Wing Ave, Meaderville, Butte, Montana.
    His naturalisation application…

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  3. Able Seaman Joseph Richard Turley, SS Coonagh/sunk by U boat died 15 Mar1917, Tower Hill memorial surname Turnley (incorrect spelling)

    Could you please create a post for Joseph Richard Turley Able Seaman Merchant Navy who died off the coast of France when his ship the SS Coonagh was sunk about 15 March 1917 by Uboat 16. He has no Merchant Navy Records I can find (believed Merchant navy Records of 1913-1917 destroyed). However he is memorialised on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, under the name of Jos. Rich. Turnley (incorrect spelling) and also on the Middlesbrough Memorial at Albert Park under the name Jos. Rich. Turley.

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  4. Deck Hand Edward Kerry Royal Naval Reserve

    Please would you create a Life Story for Edward Kerry, Service Number 15279. D.A. (Ch.). Died serving with the Royal Naval Reserve. Commemorated on Leigh-on-Sea War Memorial. Thanks, Fr Neil

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  5. Add to Life Stories

    I would like if possible to add three members of my family who all worked in the munitions factories in Sheffield during WW1 for which I have documentary proof and pictures. My grandfather George William Heslam born 1893 attested in Sheffield on 11 Dec 1915 but was transferred to the Army reserve until required. In the meantime he went to work for Messrs Hadfields a munitions factory in Attercliffe, Sheffield. His sister Lucy Harriet Heslam b. 1895 also worked for the factory and I have a photograph of her and some of her colleagues. Their brother Thomas Proctor Heslam (Yks…

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  6. Create Life Story for RTS 2322 Cpl JAMES BROWN ASC

    Reference: TNA WO 363. Online British Service Records 1914-1920. RTS 2322 Cpl J Brown ASC.

    My grandfather James Brown was born in Edinburgh on 22 February 1878 and died in France on 5 December 1917.

    He began his military service as a part time soldier, enlisting into the 2nd Battalion The Queen's Rifle Volunteer Brigade, based in Forrest Hill, Edinburgh, which became the 5th Battalion the Real Scots (Lothian Regiment) Territorial Force in 1908, serving as 386 Private J Brown. Whilst exact dates are not known, he was awarded the Territorial Efficiency Medal between 1908 and 1910. As Volunteer Units…

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  7. Sergeant Michael Griffin, bandsman with the Royal Horse Guards 1914-18

    Life story needed for bandsman Corporal Michael Griffin H/45587 w. 8th Hussars till shortly before WWI. Recalled to Guards Machine Gun Regt Corporal 5533, then Serjeant Royal Horse Guards 3161 till war end.
    Can you indicate further sources of information?

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  8. Please create a page for VAD Nurse Annie Clarke

    Please create a page for VAD Nurse Annie Clarke, I believe she is not one of the Annie Clarkes already on Lives. This Annie Clarke was born in 1876 in Cambridgeshire. Thank you very much.

    https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?fname=ANNIE+&sname=CLARKE&hosp=WHITTLESFORD&id=42383&first=true&last=true

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  9. Please create a page for VAD Nurse Annie Moulton

    Please create a page for VAD Annie Moulton, I believe she is not the Annie Maud Moulton (b. 1881) on Lives. Our Annie Moulton was born in 1886, registered Linton. Thank you so much.
    https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?fname=ANNIE&sname=MOULTON&id=156447&first=true&last=true

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  10. Laurence Sweeney 1878-1950

    Enlisted Royal Field Artillery 113 Brigade Reg No 30630 in October 1914 in Ireland. There is no medal card (I've checked all the sites and the National Archives) but there are 36 pages of service records which include his acknowledgement of receipt of all three medals. He is on the award rolls: The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls; Class: WO 329; Piece Number: 69.

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  11. Hector Samuel Andrews

    I know that Hector served in WW1 but haven't any information on which service etc. Family thinking is that possibly as a bandsman, and so also medical.
    Hector was born 12th May 1900 in Emberton, Buckinghamshire and died 4th May 1988 in Hounslow. He married Fanny Beatrice Brooks 22nd November 1930, they lived 196 Ellerdine Road, Hounslow.
    A local historian told me Hector first joined the Civil Defence Force and got an award for being top at shooting.

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  12. Remembering Herbert Underwood

    Herbert Underwood signed his Attestation Short Service on 20th May 1916 and this was on #https://www.ancestry.co.uk. He joined the Labour Corps, service number 159997.
    He was born in 1889 to Frank and Elizabeth Underwood in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire. His siblings were Francis (served in Royal Naval Division, service number R/1512 remembered in Life Stories), Sarah Annie (husband William Colin Andrews served Labour Corps service numbers 25383 & 93010, also been put forward as a 'new idea') and Rose. He married Polly Lack 21st September 1912.
    Discharged 26th February 1919

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  13. Please create a page for Rifleman John Redvers Knights

    John Redvers Knights is found on the AVL for Whittlesford, 1919, although his name is reversed as Redvers John Knights. Service number 62089, C Company, 20th Kings Royal Rifles. Born 1900 registered Linton. Thank you!

    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&parentid=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&highlights=%22%22

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  14. Please create a page for Pte Arthur Steed

    Please create a page for Pte Arthur Steed, found on the AVL for Swaffham Bulbeck, 1919. Service number 65377 of the Suffolk Regiment. Born 1886 registered Newmarket. Thank you!

    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0057&parentid=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0057&highlights=%22%22

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  15. Edward Hounsome

    EDWARD HOUNSOME 1898-1918
    Edward Hounsome was the second son of Elizabeth & Frederick. He was born in September 1898 at Stream House in Longparish, which was an Inn ale house and grocers.
    Edward had three brothers, one of which died less than one years old, and three sisters. His Mother helped run the grocers and his father was a carrier owning several horses and wagons. His Father Frederick looked after Longparish cemetery after the Great War.
    Later the family moved to Forton where Elizabeth ran the off -licence and grocery store.
    In 1912 Edward left school at fourteen and went…

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  16. Please create a page for Walter Ernest Dixon

    Please create a page for Walter Ernest Dixon, Surg Lieu in the Royal Navy 1915-1919. Born 1871 at Darlington. Thank you!

    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2frno%2f8037

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  17. Please add life story for Rifleman George Whiffen (5117)

    Not found on Lives. George enlisted 1915 and served at home. Died of pneumonia 12 May 1916 and has CWGC record:
    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f283360

    Service records on FMP (First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ ):
    https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM/WO363-4/007318699/01061&parentid=GBM/WO363-4/7318699/35/1061

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  18. Please add Private William Bowkett – Regiment: 3 Coldstream Guards, RN: 24634

    He attested on the 10 December 1915 and according to his Service Records his was placed to Army Reserve 11 December 1915 and Mobilized 20 April 2018.

    Information from British Army WW1 Pension Records 1914-1920 via Ancestry.

    If you could create a life story for him that would be great.

    Thank you.

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  19. Please create a page for Pte Harold Andrews

    Please create a page for Pte Harold Andrews, found on the AVL for Whittlesford, 1919. Service number 151870, L-Cpl, 26th Btn Royal Fusiliers. Born Harold Bradley Andrews 1900, registered Chesterton. Thank you!

    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&parentid=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&highlights=%22%22

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  20. Please create a page for Pte Dennis Arnold

    Please create a page for Pte Dennis Ralph Arnold, found on the AVL for Whittlesford, 1919. Service number 347000, Royal Army Service Corp (Motor Transport). Born 1899 registered Linton. Thank you.

    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&parentid=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&highlights=%22%22

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