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  1. Corporal William Harvey Boon

    William Harvey Boon is my grandfather. I have photographs of him in uniform, with a platoon and an officer who is wearing the Essex Regimental cap badge. The photograph is dated on the reverse as 1918. My grandfather would have been 38/9 at that time and the rest of the platoon also look around the same age. The photo was taken in Walthamstow, so I am wondering if they were reservists or a training section or something of that sort. As far as I know William never served in France or saw action. I have no army number, medals or…

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    • Capt. William Thomas Turner - New Life?

      I can't find him though think it would be really remarkable if he didn't have a Life Story - Captain of RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German torpedo in May 1915
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Thomas_Turner

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                                      • Please add..

                                        I would like somebody to please add in Alfred Charles Razzell to lives, He survived the war and served with the Royal Fusiliers and is part of the IWM Oral History project http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80011692 That is about all info I have on him. He has a connection with William Hubbard that I would like to join up
                                        William hubbard is https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1997683

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