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  1. Jacob Higgins

    Pte Jacob Higgins, born 1875 Seaham, Border Regiment, 14127, died 12/10/1914, is buried in a CWGC plot in Seaford Cemetery:

    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f523982
    SDGW:
    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwwisd%2f0145397
    I am unable to find his life story so could you please create one for him. Thanks

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    • Hugh John MacDonald

      Lt Hugh John MacDonald, born 1896, 16th Canadian Infantry, MM, is buried in a CWGC plot in Seaford Cemetery:
      https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f524018
      I am unable to find his life story so could you please create one for him.Thanks

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      • William Silvanus Parfitt

        Pte William Silvanus Parfitt born 1898, KSLI, 14055, is buried in a CWGC plot in Seaford Cemetery:
        https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f524050
        I an unable to find his life story so could you pelase create one for him. Thanks

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        • Warren Kirkham

          Rifleman Warren Kirkham born 1891 Darwen, Lancs, King's Royal Rifle Corps, R/15310. Army service record:
          https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7382530%2f26%2f561
          He is buried in a CWGC plot in Seaford Cemetery:
          https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f524001
          SDSW:
          https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwwisd%2f0512981
          I am unable to find his life story so could you please create one for him. Thanks

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          • Benjamin Wadsworth Beautyman

            There are two records for Benjamin Wadsworth Beautyman. Could they please be merged

            RAF Service
            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6780804

            and

            Merchant Navy Service

            https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7107065

            Please make the former file the primary.
            Many thanks

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            • Thomas Edward Caskey

              Major Thomas Edward Caskey, 29th (Vancouver) Battalion CEF is buried in a CWGC plot in Seaford Cemetery:
              https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f523916
              I am unable to find his life story so could you please create one for him. Thanks

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              • A Hobbs

                Private Albert Hobbs, 823459, Canadian Forestry Corps, is buried in a CWGC plot in Seaford Cemetery
                https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f523983
                I am unable to find his life story so could you please create one for him. Thanks

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                • John Scott Cameron

                  Lt John Scott Cameron, 27th Canadian Infantry, is buried in a CWGC plot in Seaford Cemetery:
                  https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f523911
                  I am unable to find his life story so could you please create one for him.Thanks

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                  • John Douglas Verner

                    Captain John Douglas Verner (also known as Jack), MC & Bar, 43rd Canadian Infantry, is buried in a CWGC plot in Seaford Cemetery:
                    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fcwgccasualiwm%2f524105
                    I am unable to find his life story so could you please create one for him. Thanks

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                      • Arthur Duckett

                        Born 1900, served in The Duke of Cornwall’s Reg, # 0676. Private. Died at home. Buried in All Saints Church, Monk Sherbourne. C.W.G.C

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                          • Albert Englefield

                            Born 1895, served in The Hampshire Reg, 1st/9th Batt, #353, Cyclist. Died at home, buried in St Andrews Church, Sherborne St John. C.W.G.C

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                              • Wilfred Taplin

                                Born 1893, served in The Hampshire Regiment, 1st/8th Batt, Private, C.W.G.C died at home, Cliddesden 30.11.1916, buried St Leonard’s Church Cliddesden.

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                                • Please Merge

                                  T.E.Topping has 6 records, unfortunately myself and Sophie Hockings have added quite a considerable amount of evidence to 2 separate records;
                                  mine Ian Scrim
                                  Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Topping
                                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5409942

                                  and
                                  Sophie Hockings
                                  lieutenant colonel Thomas Edward Topping
                                  Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary
                                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4476525

                                  the other duplicates are
                                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5409938
                                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5409939
                                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5409940
                                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5409941

                                  There is only 1, T E Topping in the Army List 1916 and the Royal Navy appears to be a typo, but it will teach me to widen my search parameters
                                  Hope you can sort it out, thanks Ian
                                  Just transferred from Feedback

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                                  • please merge

                                    Gunner Thomas Jackson
                                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2076162
                                    as prime with
                                    Gunner Thomas Jackson
                                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2076137

                                    as duplicate the prime has already had an image attached to it.
                                    The gunner was wounded abd had an additional card for his Silver War Badge

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                                    • Missing Life - Cook of 6th Scottish Rifles

                                      I cannot find the Life for C Cook recorded in 14/15 Star roll and on MIC on Ancestry:

                                      https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1262/30850_A000358-02377/4469808?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return

                                      He seems to be missing from Victory roll.

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                                      • T G B Morgan-Grenville

                                        Thomas George Breadalbane Morgan-Grenville
                                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5680440

                                        and

                                        Temp Lieut Colonel Hon T G B Morgan Grenville
                                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1465964

                                        and

                                        Captain T G B Morgan-Grenville
                                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5392581

                                        and

                                        Temporary Lieutenant Colonel Honourable T G B Morgan-Grenville-Gavin
                                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1753908

                                        and

                                        Brevet Major Hon T C B Morgan-Grenville-Gavin
                                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5392582

                                        and

                                        Captain G B Grenville-Gavin
                                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5319003

                                        Please merge these 6 records. Looking at the medal cards, they are all the same person.

                                        Thank you

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                                        • Please create PATRICK JAMES RIORDAN

                                          A record search on the Lives website will bring up WW1 short service record for Patrick James Riordan b 1897. Served 1916-1919 in no 2 Anglo Indian Battalion attached to Royal Field Artillery, (gunner 430)

                                          I have been unable to identify a listing for him. Can he be added?

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