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  1. Ernest Matthews Royal Army Service Corps 173826

    Ernest Matthews served with the Royal Army Service Corps and was born in 1880 in Suffolk. He lived at Rickinghall in Suffolk

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    • Duplicate Life Stories

      These look like duplicated stories for Robert Davidson. Same regiment and service number

      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1107078
      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1107137

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      • G T Collis 11199 Hampshire Regiment.

        He died on the 4th September 1918 and was the son of William Collis of Stratfield Turgis in Hampshire.

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        • George Reginald Fox RMLI CH/2362

          He died on the 26th October 1917 aged 19 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. I cannot find a life story for him.

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          • Alfred West 33rd Reserve Training Batt. Died 6th April 1917

            Alfred West is buried in the churchyard at Herriard in Hampshire.

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            • Leonard Rampton 1/4th Hants

              Leonard Rampton died in Basingstoke in 1918. I think he may also have been 337 in a cycle batt.

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              • Gerald Goddard Private 44070 Suffolk Regiment

                Private Gerald Goddard is buried in the churchyard of Wortham in Suffolk. He died on the 1st November 1917.

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                • Francis Obree Gdanitz G/35346 Middx Reg

                  Francis Obree Gdanitz died on the 2nd January 1917 and is buried in the cemetery in Reading.

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                  • Frederick James Garmey Sappr 5048 3rd/3rd Wessex Field Co Royal Engineers.

                    Frederick James Garmey Sappr 5048 formerly 3218 Hampshire Regiment. Died 30th May 1916. He is on the war memorial in Hartley Wintney in Hampshire and is buried in the village churchyard. No life story yet.

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                    • Henry John Ellis 34400 3rd Batt Hampshire Regiment

                      Henry John Ellis 34400 3rd Batt Hampshire Regiment. Transferred to 340417 441st Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. On the war memorial in Hartley Wintney but no life story yet.

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                      • 2nd Lt Lawrence Edwin Dunnett 27th Sqn RAF Died 10th May 1918

                        Lt Lawrence Dunnett is on the war memorial in Hartley Wintneyin Hampshire but I cannot trace a life story for him yet.

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                        • W Cubit Lance Cpl 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Died 4 December 1919 from wounds received in France in 1916.

                          W Cubit in on the war memorial in Hartley Wintneyin Hampshire but I cannot find a life story for him yet.

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                          • William Frank Burningham Stoker 1st Class 289772 HMS Invincible Died 31st May 1916

                            William Burningham is on the war memorial in Hartley Wintney in Hampshire but I cannot find a life story for him.

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                            • Henry Charles Flux

                              Born 1 February 1887 at Southampton (GRO App. No. 6315941-1)
                              Henry Charles Flux was a member of the Mercantile Marines and served aboard HMHS "Asturias " as a Fireman. On 20 March 1917 the ship was hit by torpedoes off the Devon coast. Henry died on 17 April 1917 from his injuries at Salcombe. He is remembered at Southampton Cenotaph and at the Tower Hill Memorial.

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                              • Duplicate life story:

                                Please merge these duplicate life stories which both refer to Harold Robert Mapstone

                                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6864828
                                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6803356

                                Same dates of birth

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                                • Duplicate life story:

                                  Please merge these duplicated life stories which both refer to Kenneth Frank Mapstone

                                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5250010
                                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2914899

                                  Same service number.

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                                  • Harry James Dowland

                                    Harry james Dowland served in the Royal Navy during WW1 as Leading Seaman, service no. 196383.
                                    The National Archives has his record in the Admiralty Royal Navy Register of Seaman's Services - reference ADM 188/339/196383.

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                                        • Percy George Bridge

                                          SN 244328 and 011651. He served in the Royal Engineers ending up as a Staff Sergeant based in Scotland and was not demobbed until 1920.. Was recruited originally into the Army Ordnance Corps at Woolwich. Did not serve overseas. His service record is in the Burnt Documents at TNA (WO363) and also in Ancestry. His three brothers who I have also remembered on this site also served. Herbert John in the RN, Ernest in Duke of Wellington (West Riding) Regt and Walter Alfred in the RFC. I and my husband would like to remember them all.

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