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  1. Correction of surname

    Would it be possible to correct the surname of Forewoman Irene M Fellow to Fellows ? https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4952333 The name is incorrect on the Medal Record Card. Irene Mary Fellows (1897-1982) later married my great uncle and her WWI service in France with QMAAC was known within our family. Of official records of her service there is only the Medal Record Card and Medal Award Roll but we have a newspaper article on her marriage in 1922 which states that she "served in France holding non-commissioned rank in the WAAC".

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    • Duplicate

      Duplicate for James McCartney

      I have added to:
      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2755326

      Service as Sergeant recorded on:
      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5247918

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      • Robert Seakel

        Robert Seakel, born 1870, West Bromwich. Friston Roll of Honour has this seaman serving aboard HMS Victorious:
        http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Sussex/Friston.html

        and the 1911 Census places him as PO 2nd Class in the coastguard at Crowlink, Friston.

        https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f04848%2f0171%2f1
        Is this enough evidence for him to have a life story?
        Thanks

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        • Frank Coupe

          I would like to add Frank Coupe for whom I have his Royal Naval Reserve papers showing him as AA/186 posted to HMS President. He was my maternal grandfather and I have a birth certificate, photographs in uniform, medal card from IWM, digital record of his service number from National Archives and other papers.

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          • Lance Corporal James William Barron

            1198 Lance Corporal James William Barron, 1st/5th West Yorkshire Regiment, was killed on 3.9.16 at Thiepval, France. He is named on the Thiepval Memorial. Please create a life story for him

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            • Create Private Donald McKinnon service no. 3/5605. Died 07/11/15 aged 19 "B" Coy.5thBn Cameron Highlanders - Memorial Ypres (Menin Gate)

              Please create a new life story page for Private Donald McKinnon service no. 3/5605 "B" coy.5th Bn. Cameron Highlanders Died 07/11/15 in Belgium. Memorial Ypres (Menin Gate) panel 38 and 40
              Son of Charles & Marion McKinnon of 154 Gloucester Street, Glasgow.

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              • Cedric R Marshall, Merchant Seaman. Died 15.07.1918 as a result of collision. Please add.

                His ship the Instructor was lost when it collided with The America in mid Atlantic but as death occurred not as a result of enemy action and he was a merchant seaman his death is not recorded with CWGC. Fourteen lives were lost similarly. www.merseysiderollofhonour.co.uk/obits/ships/instructor.htm

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                  • Possible duplicated Life Stories

                    With reference to the MIC transcription there appears to be a duplicated record for Leslie Arthur ADDISON
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6743492
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/198041

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                      • Sidney Bale - Leics Regt - 2 pages

                        Two pages to be merged please

                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/154058

                        and

                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5002798

                        as I have a photo and extra information from the following site to add:
                        https://www.royalleicestershireregiment.org.uk/entity/70382-bale-sidney-matthias-mm?q=

                        (aide memoire to my very poor memory!)

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                        • Harry Bernard Wallis

                          Captain Harry Bernard Wallis, Royal Marines

                          Royal Marine Medal Roll here:

                          https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2frmmr%2f69831

                          but cant find a seed record

                          Thank you

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                          • Please add Richard Charles Scoble, #T/259606, Army Service Corps

                            Richard Charles Scoble of 90, Nelson Road, Wimbledon, attested 8 December 1916. Service number T/259606. He joined the Army Service Corps; the record is very faint but it appears to read "No.1 Res H.T. Dep A.S.C."

                            The record is on Ancestry at: https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1219&h=1731647&tid=73164661&pid=372010451248&usePUB=true&_phsrc=IhM225&_phstart=successSource

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                              • Please add James Hough, Machine Gun Corps, #173613

                                James Hough, #173613, 20 Reserve Company, 4 Reserve Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, address 5 Eastwood Square, Warsop, Mansfield, Notts.

                                He was a coal miner prior when he enlisted.

                                Short service records are on Ancestry: https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1219&h=980554&tid=73164661&pid=32271397079&usePUB=true&_phsrc=IhM221&_phstart=successSource

                                No campaign medals as he didn't leave the UK.

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                                • Please add Hiram James PHILLIPS, Royal Engineers

                                  Private Hiram James Phillips, #334785, Royal Engineers, Inland Waterways & Docks. Attested 13 November 1915, Hitchin, mobilised 24 April 1918. I suspect that with no service overseas he wouldn't have received any campaign medals.

                                  Short service record available on Ancestry at: https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1219&h=1456609&tid=73164661&pid=32271396750&usePUB=true&_phsrc=IhM217&_phstart=successSource

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                                      • thomas willam blyth

                                        Private
                                        BLYTH, THOMAS WILLIAM
                                        Service Number G/18686
                                        Died 17/08/1916, Aged 16
                                        2nd Bn.
                                        Middlesex Regiment
                                        Son of Daniel Blyth, of 27, Washington St., St. Leonard's St., Bow, London.
                                        On dud corner Loos cemetery memorial and was my Great Uncle

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