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  2. Please create a page for Miss Olive Briggs

    Please consider a page for Miss Olive Briggs, Commandant of the VAD Hospital at Whittlesford, Cambs, between 1915-1918. She was born in 1885, registered Linton, full name Olive Mary Briggs. Thank you.

    Her Red Cross card is at https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?fname=olive&sname=briggs&hosp=whittlesford&id=27129&first=true&last=true

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  3. Create page for Pte Percival Hutchinson Samuels

    I discovered this soldier on our war memorial and his grave in the village cemetery but he was not listed with CWGC. They and the MoD have accepted that he was a WW1 casualty and he is now listed on the CWGC website. Please put up a page for him

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  4. Please create a page for Mrs Catherine Arnold

    Please consider a page for Mrs Catherine Arnold, Quartermaster of the VAD Hospital at Whittlesford, Cambs, between 1915-1918. She was born in 1865 at Cambridge, maiden name Catherine Minnie carter. Thank you.

    Her Red Cross card is at https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Card?fname=catherine&sname=arnold&hosp=whittlesford&id=5766&first=true&last=true

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  5. Please add Private,Reginald John Loveridge, Regiment:Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire) Regiment, 9th Battalion, RN:TR/8/818171

    He died on the 14 May 1917 in an Isolation Hospital in England - the information is from UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 via and UK, Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 101-1929 via Ancestry.

    If you could create a life story for him that would be great as I have additional information I would like to add to remember his sacrifice during WW1.

    Thank you.

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  6. Sidney Charles Colcombe

    Please add Private Sidney Charles Colcombe born 25 January 1894 in Weobley, Herefordshire; died 2 June 1918 in Somme, Picardie, France.
    Killed in action. South Staffordshire Regiment. 1/5th Battalion. Service No 20462. Buried at Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, Bethune, France.

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  7. Richard Almond

    Name of soldier- Richard Almond
    Date of birth- 1899 listed on 1901 census as Richard Gaskill and 1911 census as Richard White
    Town where born- Barley/Nelson/Burnley
    Date of death- Nov 19th 1918 at Tooting Military Hospital of his wounds.
    Buried- Bacup Fairwell Cemetery
    Service number- 51066
    Regiment- Lancashire Fusiliers
    Battalion- transferred from 4th to 16th Battalion.
    When served- Approx 1916-1918
    Where served- France
    Documents https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/375903/almond,-richard/CasualtyCertificate.ashx?id=375903
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/375903/almond,-richard/#&gid=null&pid=2

    I also have a photograph of him but can’t seem to attach it here.

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  8. Please add Deck Hand - Harold John Hitchcock –Royal Navy Reserve SN: SD 653 – served between 1915-1917.

    He was Killed in loss of vessel in the Atlantic – HM Trawler “Robert Smith”, 20 July 1917.

    I have a copy of his service record via Ancestry/Discovery National Archives – UK, Royal Naval Reserve Service Records – Reference: BT 377/7/93081. Also, his details recorded in the Royal Navy Death Records – Ancestry and Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Rolls, 1914-1919 – Ancestry.

    If you could create a life story for him as I have additional information I would like to add to remember his sacrifice during WW1.

    Thank you.

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  9. Would you please add Albert Waters.

    I cannot find Albert Waters on this site. He is listed as Private A Waters on the CWGC website, No 181230 of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 'H' Training Bn. He died 17/11/1918 and is buried in the UK. There is also an Army Service Record for him.

    Would you please consider adding him to the Lives of the First World War site. Many thanks.

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  10. Pvt. William Hendrick Ernest Pearce (#1676)

    My 2x great-uncle; born Apr 1897 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Son of Joshua Harry Pearce and Alexandrina Gilmore. Died in France 8 December 1916 aged 19 yrs and 8 mths. 1st Regiment, South African Infantry.
    Buried Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55910923
    Ancestry has him in Registry of Soldiers' Effects (very long url)
    Death notice: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BT-YS4H-2?i=573&cc=2517051

    My aunt has his casualty medal or 'Dead Man's Penny'.

    I would be grateful if he could be added.
    Thanks
    Cherie Wright

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  11. Please would you add Second Lieutenant PETER WILLIAM MERTON ORME, Royal Flying Corps, and Royal Sussex Regiment. Thank you.

    ORME, PETER WILLIAM MERTON. Rank: Second Lieutenant. Date of Death: 07/05/1917.
    Age: 26. Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps, and Royal Sussex Regiment
    Grave Reference: D. E. 144. Cemetery: HOVE OLD CEMETERY
    (Son of Henry Merton Orme and Elizabeth Henrietta Orme) Born at Slinfold, Sussex and on the Slinfold WW1 Roll of Honour.

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  12. New page for Harcourt Barratt, Service no 201543 Essex Regt

    The service records survive for this man.

    https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBM/WO363-4/7264158/9/97

    and also for a second service no, still Essex Regt. Service no 5379.

    I had a quick look at the first set of records, which were pension ones, and they said he had served just under a year in France, but no medals.

    I can't find a page for him on Lives, so please could you create one?

    He was born 8 Dec 1895 at Desborough Northants.

    Thanks, Liz

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  13. Please would you add Pte. WILLIAM GARTON of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Service No: G/66. Died: 03/07/1916.

    from the Slinfold (Sussex) WW1 Roll of Honour:
    GARTON, WILLIAM. Rank: Private. Service No: G/66. Date of Death: 03/07/1916. Age: 32.
    Grave Reference: VI. P. 6. Cemetery: OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY

    Thank you.

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  14. Sapper Bishop, Joseph Charles Francis Mary - reg no 13352

    I can't find Royal Engineer Sapper Bishop, Joseph reg no 133521 -postal section. I have his demob cert & can scan to you. He was my Great Grand father

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  15. Joseph Raphael Fillion #800884

    Born in L’Orignal Ontario Canada April 14 1884.Called up June4 1918 in Niagara on the Lake ,Ontario, Canada. Has no life story. I know he went overseas because I found the ship he returned on. He is my grandfathers brother.

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  16. Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin: create story

    Served with the 1/8 Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Lieutenant). Source: Robert David Williams, A Social and Military History of the 1/8th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment in the Great War (unpublished Master’s thesis, University of Birmingham, 1999).

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  17. Sergeant LONG (Walter Joseph Long - 13167)

    Sgt Walter Joseph Long (fondly known to his family as Joe), was born in 1890 at Leonard Stanley, Gloucestershire. He was the third born of Joseph and Mary Amelia Long's five children. Joe moved to Tonypandy, South Wales and it was from there, he enlisted into the Gloucestershire Regiment's 10th (Service) Battalion during World War 1.

    Joe was sadly Killed in Action on 25th September 1915. He was posthumously awarded the British War and Victory Medals. He is remembered on Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

    Joe's memorial can be found on the following websites:
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15349614
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/734383/long,-walter-j./

    Joe's…

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  18. Lance Corporal Ezekial Ellis 1oth Battalion Sherwood Foresters

    THE SHORT STORY OF THE UNCLE I NEVER KNEW. #Somme100

    My uncle Ezekiel Ellis was born in 1893. The only photograph we have of him is in Ilkeston Hospital with his father. In January 1912, after my grandfather had died, Ezekiel left home. At the age of 18 years and 10 months, in January 1912, he joined the 10th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. His service number was 32944. He left without his families agreement but kept in contact with his younger sister “Cissie”.

    My father was 2 years old when Zeke died in 1916 and…

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  20. Create story for Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

    Gibson did not see overseas duty, but accepted as Private in Army Service Corps Motor Transport in Oct. 1917. Evidence here: http://www.warpoets.org/conflicts/great-war/wilfrid-wilson-gibson-1878-1962/

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