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    • Harry Shakesheff

      1st Herefordshire Reg No 1156

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      • Capt. Roy John Dugdale SALMON MC, (known as 'Buster' or 'Samaki') K.A.R.

        I have the letters that he wrote to his mother from Africa during WWI, describing, inter alia, the job for which he was awarded the MC, and his having been wounded near the end of the war, which prevented his getting his majority.,

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        • Lieutenant Arthur Groome HOWES

          He served in the Remount Service of the Army Service Corps in WW1, having been in the Army previously. FMP has the attached British Army Service Record, but there is no service no. given:
          https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBM/WO339/0327891
          I hope this is sufficient to gain him recognition, by having a page created. Many thanks.
          Volunteer Rosemary found a WG Howes, but that turns out to be Arthur's brother (a record I couldn't find at all, so many thanks Rosemary). I can't find Arthur through the Lives search, so hope one of the volunteers will be able to action from this FMP record.

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          • sstenning@hotmail.com

            Herbert Bruidson appears in the Royal Tank Corps enlistment records on FindMyPast at https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FTANK%2F094%2F096&parentid=GBM%2FTANK%2F087991
            but his surname has been misread as his father's is written there as Thomas Brinsdon and this is how it appears in newspapers, etc for the area of Castle Combe in Wiltshire, where Herbert was born. His service no. is given as 31472 with an age of 29 when he enlisted on 3 June 1916.
            This matches perfectly with Herbert Thomas Brinsdon who was born in 1887 to Thomas and Lavinia in Castle Combe.
            However this is the only military record I have been able to…

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            • William Johnstone 379 2nd Gordon Highlanders

              Story of Pte Johnstone's captivity and escape from POw camp to Switzerland

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              • Please create a page for Pte James Cann

                Please create a page for Pte James Cann, found on the 1919 AVL for Whittlesford. Service number 24786, 19th Royal Defence Corp. Born 1875 registered Saffron Walden. Thank you.

                https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&parentid=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&highlights=%22%22

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                • Please create a page for Pte Harold Andrews

                  Please create a page for Pte Harold Andrews, found on the AVL for Whittlesford, 1919. Service number 151870, L-Cpl, 26th Btn Royal Fusiliers. Born Harold Bradley Andrews 1900, registered Chesterton. Thank you!

                  https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&parentid=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&highlights=%22%22

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                  • Please create a page for Pte Dennis Arnold

                    Please create a page for Pte Dennis Ralph Arnold, found on the AVL for Whittlesford, 1919. Service number 347000, Royal Army Service Corp (Motor Transport). Born 1899 registered Linton. Thank you.

                    https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&parentid=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&highlights=%22%22

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                    • Please create a page for John Francis Long, Died 10th March 1917 with all hands aboard the SS Polandia

                      John Long would have been our Great Uncle as he was married for just 15 months to our Great Aunt Euphemia. Sadly, we knew little of him, but because of the Centenary, when searching Family Trees, you come across a name which sounds familiar, & when you try to find details you begin to understand the quietness of their loss.
                      John Francis Long was born in Limerick 1895, like his Dad Thomas before him, he was a Mariner.
                      Mercantile Marine records for WW1 are lost, so we don’t know when he joined up, but on Boxing Day 1915 In St…

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                      • Please create a page for Pte William Alfred Nunn

                        Please create a page for William Alfred Nunn, as detailed in the Absent Voter List for Whittlesford, Autumn 1919. He was born in 1899 registered Linton. Thank you!

                        https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&parentid=bl%2fer%2fd36%2ffmp000000130%2f0063&highlights=%22%22

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                          • Merge life stories of Wililam Reynolds Cutler: 1070772 and 6759241

                            In the directions it said add your story first, then suggest a merge so my apologies for missing the 11 Mar deadline. Please consider this request.

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                            • Acting Serjeant Thomas Dominick Wallace

                              I note today that Acting Serjeant Thomas Dominick Wallace (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4590819) has been demoted back to 'Driver', his initial rank rather than his final rank. It would be really good if he could be re-instated to 'Acting Serjeant' please.

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                              • 10892 John Young

                                10892 John Young born 1894 in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland. Enlisted with the Australian Army 7 Sep 1915. Was with the 21st Artillery Battalion in France. Killed in action 2 November 1916.

                                John Young and his maternal cousin, David Scorgie, stepped off the “Zealandi” on 8 November 1913, amongst other Scottish immigrants. Two young men looking for adventure and a better way of life. Little did they know that in less than year, Britain would declare war and their lives change once again. How prepared was John for the rigours and demands of war? Why did he enlist? How did war…

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                                • Private Ralph Henry Tompkins 27043

                                  Private Ralph Henry Tompkins 27043, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, died of wounds on 9th August 1916 aged 21 years. He was wounded in the head during an engagement with the enemy, and later died of his wounds. His death was recorded in the Evening Telegraph (Wellingborough) on 17th August 1916.
                                  Ralph was the son of William Oliver Tompkins and Judith new Bradshaw (of Odell); brother of George William, Len, Fred, Arch, Clarence and May, of Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Wellimgborough, Northants. He enlisted in Amptill, Bedfordshire.
                                  Ralph was a member of the Wesleyan Chapel bible class so during the service on…

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                                  • James Gray 35165

                                    Please add James Gray private 35165 of the 7th Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action 2 april 1917.
                                    He was born 20 August 1890 in Newsham Blyth Northumberland and worked as a miner. He was married to Jane Wardle and had 3 young children. His parents were Peter Gray and Sarah Ann Beaney.

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                                    • George Wroe, CPO Royal Navy (retired)

                                      I think he should be on the site: he worked at HMS Excellent, Portsmouth during WWI.

                                      He was born in 1867, joined the RN and ended up as Senior Gunnery Instructor on HMS Excellent in 1896. After he retired from that (and including the time of WWI) he was working as Canteen Manager at HMS Excellent, so was very much part of the Royal Navy's shore establishment.

                                      I have a lot of information about him but have just found an old photo of him in uniform next to a field gun, with a sea cadet in uniform (sadly unidentified) standing…

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                                      • George J D Webberley

                                        Signed on as a Boy in RAMC 26/3/1914. His age was shown as 14 years 297days.(should have been 327days).He was also signed as George but in fact his name was Gordon. He went to France in Sept. 1914. He was taken prisoner 21/3/1918 and was in Munster 1 POW Camp. I have photo of him in POW Camp. I have letter he sent from POW Camp. He was repatriated 11/12/18. I have his medals etc

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                                        • Harold Jones b. 29/9/1885 Chelsea, London-d.20/2/1919 (resulting from war service)

                                          A member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, London Motor Boat Section 18 Jan 1916-4 April 1918. Chief Motor Mechanic, Official No. MB831 London Motor Boat Section Of RNVR 1916-1918
                                          Invalided out 4 April 1918 Bronchitis cause of death Influenza & Broincho-Pneumonia resulting from service.

                                          Notification from Admiralty, S.W. Dated 14 Mar 1918 & stamped:
                                          Awarded War Badge No. R.N.24873 to H.Jones late CMM Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Gosport for “Services Rendered” in H.M. Naval Forces since 4th August, 1914. 
                                          Associated silver badge No. RN24783(stamped on the rear) in the possession of Dorothy Tench (his niece).

                                          H. Jones:C.M.M. O.N.…

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