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  1. Arthur Thomas Browne, Merchant Navy

    The Old Masonians' Memorial commemorates Arthur Thomas Browne, who may have served with the RNR but was lost at sea as a merchant seaman. He went missing with the rest of the crew of the Elswick Park, which was last seen on 8 Sep 1916 passing the Delaware Breakwater on passage to Santos. There is no record of these deaths on the CWGC site but they can be found on FMP in the Deaths at Sea data - search for deaths in 1916 with vessel name Elswick Park to find the entire 25 crew. Is there any way to get…

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    • Duplicate for Private William Nisbit 7727, Seaforth Highlanders

      While searching for another individual I came across this duplicate for the same person, if you could merge them please. William Nisbit, Private 7727, Seaforth Highlanders. They are in profile 3250052 and also 3249925. The information isthe same in the two profiles. Many Thanks Vince

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      • Private 3486 Duncan Ross, Seaforth Highlanders KIA 8/1/16

        I have done several searches for the above individual in various formats and cannot find an entry for him. I have aphoto of his grave and have attached a link to his CGWC website. If it is not on already can you please create one. Many Thanks

        http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/327506/ROSS,%20DUNCAN

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        • Private 5231, James Briggs, 2nd Battalion Border Regiment

          I would like to suggest that Private 5231, James Briggs, 2nd Battalion Border Regiment be added as a life story. He was shot at dawn for desertion on the 6th March 1915 and is buried in an unmarked grave in the corner of a field somewhere near Neuve Chapelle.

          James was my great-uncle. He was the son of John Cowan Briggs and Isabella Briggs (nee Casson).

          Other than his entry in the Soldiers Effects register on Ancestry, which says that his father's name was John Briggs, there is no other information to be found in the military records. I have…

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              • Duplicate

                Duplicate for Malcolm Wallace

                I've added to:
                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4590341

                From his service number the other could be TFEM:
                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5262893

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                  Duplicate for Thomas Hodges Anderson

                  I've added to the one which already had CWGC details linked by IWM:
                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/17505

                  The other is:
                  https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/53622

                  There seems to be some sort of glitch with the Life I have added to. When I search "6695 Anderson" both Lives come up . However when I click on "Thomas Hodges Anderson" his name reverts to "T W Anderson" which is what shows on the MIC transcription, rather than details from CWGC.

                  Not sure what is happening, but it looks like something for the technical department, or am I missing something obvious?

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                    Two cards for John Allen (Allan)

                    I've added to the one with both service numbers:
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/27124

                    The other is:
                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/17505

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                    • Page for Arthur Davies

                      Service record: https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7266895%2f128%2f1615

                      No medal card because no overseas service or silver war badge.

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                      • John Harold Whitfield Baker

                        Can you please add a life story for this man. He was not a conscientious objector but appears to have avoided military service by hoodwinking the tribunal: https://wolverhamptonswar.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/john-harold-whitfield-baker/

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                        • Arthur Henry Adey

                          This man served at home with the Red Cross rather than in the army: https://wolverhamptonswar.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/arthur-henry-adey/

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                              • Page for Tom East

                                WO 363 service record: https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7284795%2f58%2f984

                                No medal card because no overseas service or silver war badge.

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                                • John Kelland Stevens

                                  Lieutenant John Kelland Stevens (General List); Second Lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers. WO339 service record here: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1106132
                                  Listed in The War List of the University of Cambridge under St John's College and sent an account of his early war service to the Cambridge Independent Press here: http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000418/19140918/099/0007?browse=true

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                                    Two cards for David Hamilton

                                    I've added to the one which already had CWGC attached, but I think it's his MM:
                                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5042374

                                    The other is:
                                    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5280363

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                                      Two cards for John Paterson

                                      I've added to the one with three service numbers and forename:
                                      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1766914

                                      The other is:
                                      https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1766904

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                                        Two cards for John Henderson

                                        I've added to:
                                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1832894

                                        The other with incorrect middle initial is:
                                        https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1832975

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                                          Three cards for Samuel McKnight

                                          I've added to:
                                          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2834080

                                          This will be his MM:
                                          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5065512

                                          This could be TFEM, or it could be Mentioned in Despatches which is recorded in the battalion history
                                          https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5388656:

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