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  1. In Memory of Driver Frank Thomas Charles 223682 Royal Field Artillery 463 Res Bde

    FRANK THOMAS CHARLES
    223682, 463rd Reserve Bde., Royal Field Artillery
    transf. to (353142), Labour Corps
    who died age 21 on 26 October 1918
    Son of Richard and Eliza Charles, of 12, West Lulworth Wareham, Dorset.
    Remembered with honour
    WEST LULWORTH (HOLY TRINITY) OLD CHURCHYARD
    Photograph sent to you via twitter 13/06/2014

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    • Major and Hon Lieutenant Colonel F V Adams

      He is recorded as the Medical Officer for 5th Scottish Rifles who arrived in France on 5th November 1914. He is recorded in the war diary for the battalion as returning home sick on 28th December 1914.

      If he did not return he would not have been recorded in any other way.

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        • Remembering my Great Great Grandfather George Henry Gates

          I would like to propose a life story for my Great Great Grandfather, as I am not sure a medal cards are held for him. Army Number SE/11260, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. He died in the first world war, died on 10 Dec 1916, he is buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, in Malta. I do have a picture of him to, in his army uniform. He is remembered on Reigate War Memorial in Surrey. Thanks

          Gary

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          • Pte Walter Stroud 12888 and 33178 was wounded twice Loos and Le Touquet. Died 11.1.1917. Buried Hazebrouck and on Northbourne War Memorial

            Walter was wounded twice. Once whilst serving with the 8th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment at the Battle of Loos and spent time at the Liverpool Merchants Mobile Hospital, Estaples.The second time Walter was wounded at Le Touquet Belgium on New Year's Eve 1916 ref http://www.the wardrobe.org.uk/research/war-diaries/detail/10578 whilst serving with 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment and died on 11 January 1917. Killed by own artillery as shells dropped short. One of 5 brothers serving. Before war employed at Great Western Railway, Didcot. Employment record states in September 1914 Walter left to Join the Colours. Sadly Walter is not on the database and…

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            • Cpl Thomas Swinton Christopher

              No 50 The Indian Volunteer Maxim Gun Company - a small unit of less than 100 men made up of volunteers from various Indian Volunteer Units - T S Christopher had been in the Mussoorie Volunteer Rifles - he fought & died in East Africa 11/03/1916 and is buried in TAVETA MILITARY CEMETERY (He is listed as in the Volunteer Machine Gun Corps by the CWWGC & RH & RFA in SDITGW) but I cannot find a medal card here (are all soldiers in the Indian Establishment covered?)

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              • Seaman Joseph Benjamin Kittle. Merchant Navy

                Seaman Joseph Benjamin Kittle, Merchant Navy, SS Joshua Nickolson. died 18th March 1917.Sunk by U boat off Wolf Rock.

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                • Frank Trickett

                  Would like to add my father Frank Trickett born 13th May 1900 died 8th April1972. Enlisted 11th September 1915 with number 3301 when under age, discharged 20th December 1915 after parents intervention.
                  Frank re-enlisted 19/3/18 with the Cameroonians Scottish Rifles. He served as Pte 3234936 until his discharge on 5/5/19.
                  Frank re -enlisted on 5/5/19 with the Cameroonians Scottish Rifles. He served as Pte 3234936 until his discharge 3 years 92 days later.
                  On discharge from the Cameroonians he was enlisted onto Section D of the Army Reserve with the General Infantry Pool at Manchester on 15/11/22 and discharged on…

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                  • George William Margerison, Merchant Navy (12 Mar 1896 - 8 Jul 1918).

                    George was serving as Third Officer on the SS Chicago (Ellerman Wilson Line) when it was sunk by torpedo from a submarine, with no warning, off Flamborough Head. He was one of three lives lost (British vessels lost at sea 1914-18). His obituary in the Hull Times (13 Jul 1918) states that it was his first voyage after completing his apprenticeship, and that his employers considered him a very promising young officer, highly esteemed by all. As he had not served for a year, he was not eligible for a medal and will not appear in official war records.

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                    • No. 9545 Herbert Francis Moreton 1st Batt. Hampshire Regiment

                      No medal card or service record seem to have survived. The only record of him is on the CWGC and UK Soldiers died in the Great War trascription. KIA 2 May 1915 France & Flanders

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                      • No. 33294 Ernest Charles Wise 2nd bat Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

                        I have his medal card but it does not appear on the website. There is an Ernest Wise in the O & B LI on the website but the number is totally different.
                        Ernest Charles Wise was also in the 3rd Royal Berks Reg no. 25963 before joining the O & B LI. He died in France 13 Nov 1916

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                        • Walter Bernard Goode

                          Please add my Great Great Uncle - Private 94053 of the Kings Liverpool Regiment - he enlisted in Warwick in March 1917. He died age 19 on 25 August 1918, his name is listed on the memorial in Stratford upon Avon in Old Town, and on the memorial in Vis-en-Artois in France Panel's 3 and 4. Born in Stratford upon Avon. Parents were Thomas and Emma Goode

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                          • George William Wallis DA 16831 RNR Leading Hand

                            I would like Frederick Arthur Wallis added when the option to include those without a MIC becomes available

                            At the National Archives in BT 377/7/63257

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                            • Frederick Arthur Wallis DA 3765 RNR Leading Deck Hand

                              I would like Frederick Arthur Wallis added when the option to include those without a MIC becomes available

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                              • Arthur Stevens 5th Worcestershire Reg / 2nd Battalion, Service No 51330.

                                National Archives have Attestation, Medical, Demob and other service papers for Arthur Stevens, 5th Worcestershire Reg / 2nd Battalion, Service No 51330. Initially with 47th Training Reserve Battalion (Service No as 34457 in 1916), but no medal card, so he isn't available to be 'remembered'.
                                Arthur was one of seven brothers who joined the Army and served during WW1, so it would be proper to have him added, so that the seven of them and one sister, in Queen Alexandra's Nursing, could be grouped together into a single Community.

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                                • Merge two stories for Frederick Tilley

                                  BQMS Frederick Tilley has two medal cards, both showing his number as 30832 with the Royal Field Artillery https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4449437 and https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5219825

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                                  • Sidney James Edward Wheatley, no.56109 The Rifle Brigade

                                    I have a copy of his service record but can't find a medal card. On at least one piece of his service record the number has been changed to 64971

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                                    • Arthur Abrahams my GU, Army #13689 South African Infantry lived in Johanessburg SA.

                                      Arthur ABRAHAMS listed in the Forces War Record and in British Jewry Book of Honour. His father Reuben ABRAHAMS (my GGF)advised of his capture by the Germans 30 April 1918
                                      b. 05th. June 1885 Griqualand West, Kimberley SA.
                                      m. Betty (nee Israel) where & when unknown.
                                      d. where and when unknown
                                      f. 2 children Ruth and Rupert

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                                      • Alfred Abrahams my GF, Army # 11505 South African Army Infantry lived in Kimberley SA.

                                        An A. Abrahams with same Army # listed in the Forces War Record and in British Jewry Book of Honour pup 1922 served in 3rd. Battalion with a Rank of Corporal. Was a joining member of the Mendelssohn Lodge in Sept. 1906 & resigned in July 1939. b ca 1880.m. Elizabeth Kate (nee DURHAM) Jeppe Synagogue, Johannesburg, 15 April 1911; d. 8th February 1945* (Johannesburg) f. 2 children Mary and Joseph (my Father)
                                        p. Property Developer and Stockbroker

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                                        • Captain Wilfred Balgarnie OBE RAMC, MD, FRCS,

                                          Wilfred Balgarnie was an Assistant Director of the Hampshire Red Cross. He was commissioned a Temp Lieut in the RAMC 14 July 1916 (Gazette), Temp Capt on 4 July 1917 (Gazette), OBE 24 Aug 1917 and honorary rank of Captain 4 July 1918. He was surgeon at the Minley Auxiliary Hospital which had its own operating theatre. His wife Anne Blanche Balgarnie was Commandant of VAD10 (Elvetham & Hartley Wintney). They lived at the Dutch House, Hartley Wintney (Hampshire Record Office 173A12/A1/2/1 page 30). Blanche can be found in Lives of WW1 but her husband cannot be found.

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