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            • Please create/unable to find Captain Ernest Joseph Clifford Groves Royal Scots and RAMC

              He appears on the Britain School and University roles 14-18 transcription.
              https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2funiv-roll%2f9085

              He appears on the Bedford Modern School Forces Served 14 - 18 as RAMC Captain.

              Appears in the LG, dtd 21 Aug 1914:
              2nd South Midland Field Ambulance; the
              undermentioned to be Lieutenants. Dated
              22nd August, 1914: —

              Ernest Joseph Clifford Groves, M.B.
              https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28876/page/6606
              Regards,
              Alex
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              • Harry Stanley Dowdeswell

                #2429 Warwickshire Yeomanry: Corporal Saddler. Died 20/02/1916, buried in Evesham (Bengeworth) Cemetery. I've tried spelling variants on Lives of the First World War, the above info is from CWGC website. Aged 48 when he died, he may have served in UK only. Thank you,

                Andrew Heron.

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                • John Short - Duplicate Entry (service number transcription error)

                  Researching my great uncle John Short (RFC 53657) has a duplicate life story under number 55657. The duplication comes, I believe, from a transcription error of his service number in the National Archives indexing. The correct number is 53657.

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                  • John Mason

                    Colour Sergeant John Mason, RMLI, service number CH/7778

                    I can find 3 records for him but no seed record:

                    Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription
                    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f1024732

                    Royal Marine Medal Roll 1914-1920 Transcription
                    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2frmmr%2f43646

                    WW1 Naval Casualties Transcription
                    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fnc%2f26389

                    Many thanks
                    Andrew Lloyd

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                    • George Albert Summers

                      Private in 10th and 11th Battalions, Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment.
                      Service number G 21702.
                      Died 23 Mar 1918
                      He is on the CWGC website. I don't understand why he is not on here.

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                      • William Steele RND Z6015 born Glasgow, joined RND July 1915, reported missing 30Dec1917 at Welch Ridge.

                        I have two photos and his RND War Service Record from the National Archives

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                            • Please create/unable to locate 2Lt Leslie John Spence RAF

                              Appears on RN Medal Card as:

                              Leslie John Spence, Probationary Flight Officer. R.N.A.S.

                              https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2frno%2f26735

                              Appears LG dtd 11 Jun 1918:

                              ROYAL AIR FORCE.
                              The undermentioned (temporary appointments
                              are made at the Air Ministry: —

                              The undermentioned Probationary Flight
                              Officers (late R.N.A.S.) are granted temp,
                              commns. as 2nd Lts. (A. & S.) : —

                              22nd May 1918

                              Leslie John Spence.

                              https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30741/page/6937

                              Regards,

                              Alex

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                                • Lance Corporal John Fleming S/21856 CAMERON Highlanders died 21 March 1916 died in a uk hospital. Famous footballer player

                                  This man was my great uncle. He died in a uk hospital 21 March 1916 and his death is recorded by War Graves Commision at Inveresk churchyard Musselburgh.

                                  He was a famous footballer of his time played for Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Glasgow Rangers. Like many others due to incomplete records his name is not on any local war memorials.

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                                  • Please create/unable to find Capt George B Pritchard, RAMC

                                    LG Dtd 16 Sep 1915

                                    London Field Ambulance.
                                    .
                                    The undermentioned Lieutenants to be
                                    Captains: —

                                    George B. Pritchard. Dated 4th August,

                                    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29298/supplement/9213

                                    He appears in the Bedford Modern School Forces 14 - 18 List as:

                                    Pritchard, GB (1897-06) RAMC, Captain.

                                    The School Alumni book confirms his full name as George Brenthall Pritchard.

                                    Census results for 1901 Bedford (corresponds with his school dates) lists George B Pritchard, B. 1889, USA living with his family on Ashburnham Road. link below:

                                    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0010797759

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                                    • Please create/unable to find #4101 Pte Percy Victor Woodford, Bedfordshire Regt

                                      5th Bn Bedfordshire Regt, presume home service.

                                      His service record is:

                                      https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7273592%2f110%2f1224

                                      He attended BMS period 1904 to 1908 and is listed as Pte P V Woodford. Alumni book lists full name as Percy Victor.

                                      Your help is appreciated.

                                      Regards,

                                      Alex

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                                        • Jean Raymond Roskilly 178635 Duplication

                                          These are the same person.

                                          Jean Raymond Roskilly 178635

                                          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6801634

                                          and

                                          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6875016

                                          (See image from British Royal Air Force, Officers' Service Records 1912-1920 Transcription )

                                          Thank you very much.

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