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  1. More same name and number, two Life Stories

    29677 Joseph Cox, Hampshire R.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/991381 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/991905 seem to be the same man, but the CWGC data is linked to the 905 Life

    1486 Alex Forbes Baxter, Labour Corps

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/248260 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/248278 seem to be the same man

    1486 Stanley Donald Pickard, London Regiment

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3509494 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3509796 seem to be the same man

    1486 and 680365 Robert Cummings, R.F.A.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1053247 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1053264 seem to be the same man

    1486 and 7630 T W Inckle, Notts & Derbys R.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2043894 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2046026 seem to be the same man

    1486 and 2812707 Malcolm MacLeod, Seaforth Highlanders

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2846245 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2847319 seem to…

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  2. duplicated life stories for South Wales Borderers

    Hello, I have come across a number of duplicates. Please can they be merged. Regards, Keith

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  3. Request for two Life Story pages for Henry Peirce King to be merged please. Henry Peirce King has two records on Lives of the First World Wa

    Request for two Life Story pages for Henry Peirce King to be merged please.
    Henry Peirce King has two records on Lives of the First World War. This has arisen because he has two Medal Index Cards. Can you please merge the Life Stories?
    Life Story 1:
    URL: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2262327
    Details on Medal Index Card - Name: Henry King | Service Number 20, 45407
    Corps: Lancers, Royal Flying Corps
    Image Link: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D3251580
    Henry attested for the Royal Flying Corps on 2 December 1915. He was given the service number 45407. He was placed in the reserve immediately and never actually served…

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  4. More M.M. PoW duplicates...

    12570 and 74592 George Hewins, Lincolnshire R.
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1848624 is his primary,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5046289 is his M.M.,
    and I suspect that https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1848626 is also him because the last four digits of the number are the same (‘M’ replacing ‘7’)

    241434 Frank Edgar Yeomans, Lincolnshire R.
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4921674 is primary,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5171155 his M.M.

    7789 and 5819210 Thomas A Bloomfield, Suffolk R.
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/388076 is primary,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5007979 his M.M.

    6878 George Cox, Suffolk R.
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/989647 is primary,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5021609 his M.M.

    8386 Leslie Rudd, Suffolk R.
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3850233 is primary,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5089033 his M.M.

    41727 Robert C Waller, Suffolk R.
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4593145 is primary,
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5162947 his M.M.

    9460 William Coombes,…

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  5. R.A.F. and other duplicates

    57008 George A Waterman R.A.M.C.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4639128 is the primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5163975 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5163981 are (presumably) duplicate records of his M.M.?

    57008 E Werrett

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4997145 is seeded from a D.C.M. I think the RAMC is wrong, and it refers to this chap from the RFA:

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4699829

    and https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/12791/page/523 - the D.C.M. award above his is to a R.A.M.C. soldier

    57008 Joseph Gray R.F.A.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1424816 is seeded from the Campaign Medal Index Card for Bombardier Gray and has the lowest Life Number.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1428704 is also seeded from the Campaign Medal Index Card, but from Gunner / Corporal Gray and perhaps should therefore be…

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  6. Same name and number, two Lives

    L/8752 Edward Parker, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3387613 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3387665 seem to be the same man

    GS/75441 Charles Parker, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3386920 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3386963 seem to be the same man

    GS/85303 Herbert Parker, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3390076 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3390094 seem to be the same man

    200194 Thomas Rotton, South Staffordshire R.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3833493 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3833494 seem to be the same man

    200194 Joseph Evans, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1743007 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1743022 seem to be the same man

    200194 Hugh Patterson, Royal Scots Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3420760 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3426763 seem to be the same man

    33253 Sidney H King, Norfolk R.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2254697 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2254698 seem to be the…

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  7. M.M. duplicates

    More PoW awards:

    5185 Corporal Frederick Hart, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1606409 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5044100 his M.M.

    15109 Corporal Percy Neal, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3212207 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5074621 his M.M.

    281922 Henry Chapman, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/775973 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5016658 his M.M.

    L/10502 now 128776 Charles Henry Duller, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1712903 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5028443 his M.M.

    5166 Claude Pullar Evans, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1736766 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5030983 his M.M.

    7193 Matthew Goodman, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1382302 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5038537 his M.M.

    1132 Gordon Miles, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3030244 is primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5070452 his M.M.

    GS/97743 Private George Hardy Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3961582 is primary

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5091558 his M.M.

    22822…

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  8. MiD duplicates

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  9. Atholl Archibald Maclean

    Atholl Archibald Maclean - 2nd Lieutenant 11th Suffolk Regiment. KIA 1/7/1916. Buried Becourt Military Cemetery. CWGC link: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/293925/McLEAN,%20ATHOLL%20ARCHIBALD
    Also mentioned in History of the Suffolk Regiment 1914-1927 by C R Murphy.

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  10. Some more duplicated life stories - South Wales Borderers

    Hello, I have come across a number of duplicates. It would probably be simpler to PM someone with a spreadsheet, but I will post the details here.

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  11. PoW award duplicates

    I've come across a rich source of M.M. duplicate Life Stories....

    As usual, I HAVE added the M.M. card transcription to the primary.

    with very best wishes for 2016,

    Guy

    12522 William John Perry, Coldstream Guards

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3484922 and
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3484961 both seem to be seeded from Medal Index Cards, one with his middle name and one just the initial.

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5080438 is his M.M.

    5188 and 85888 Arthur James Ollerton, Coldstream Guards

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3330513 is the primary,

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5077169 is the M.M.

    8617 Henry Wilson, Coldstream Guards

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4809726 is the primary

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5168617 is the M.M.

    6683 Alexander Beattie, Scots Guards

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/263269 is the primary,

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  12. I want to enter the story of 34910, Lance Corporal Bert Borrett, Royal Fusiliers. He is buried in St Souplet British Cemetery, France

    Bert is my Uncle and Cousin. He married my Mothers Sister, his cousin Violet Elizabeth Borrett, at Hitchin in 1913 and they had a daughter Ruby. He worked for a Mr Davies and they lived in a cottage at Caldecote, Hertfordshire. Caldecote at that time was a manor house with 8 cottages and a church' He enlisted in April 1916 and went to France as a Private in late June . He was attached to the 19th Manchesters and took part in the attack on Guillimont from Trones Wood on 23rd July, by this time he was a Lance Corporal.…

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  13. Merge two records for Frank William Witcombe

    There is both an RNAS https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6267501 and an RAF https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6558701 record for Frank William Witcombe, on both records the date and place of birth is identical, and his RNAS number was F40757 and RAF number was 240757 which follows the typical pattern for transfers into the RAF from RNAS.

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  14. Michael O'Brien

    Michael O'Brien (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6802609) and Cadet Michael Terrence O'Brien (https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6869045) are the same person. They have the same birth year (1893), service (Air Force) and service number (#117846).

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  15. Pls create life story for Thomas Charles Wootton 1878-1917

    When Thomas Charles Wootton was born on December 16, 1878, in London, his father, Charles, was 29. He married Amy Lucy Ison on December 24, 1905, in London. They had one child during their marriage. He died on July 31, 1917, in France, at the age of 38.

    He was a Sergeant in The Rifle Brigade - Prince Consort's Own 16th (Service) Battalion (St Pancras) Formed in the Borough of St. Pancras on 2 April 1915 by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. August 1915 : moved to Hursley Park and came under orders of 117.

    Killed during First World War -…

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  16. 18193 William Foster

    William joined the Cheshire Regiment in Nov 1914 and was discharged shortly afterwards as being unfit for further service. His record is not n the site.

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  17. Not on the site: 626347 Charles Trescott Humberstone

    Not on the site: 626347 Charles Trescott Humberstone of the Honourable Artillery Company. His service records survive on Find My Past (found mixed in with someone elses!). He does not appear to have a medal card. He appears to have survived the Great War

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  18. Patrick John Donovan

    Patrick John Donovan was born in Rockferry Cheshire in 1872 to William and Bridget Donovan. He was a Temporary Lieutenant in the RNR and was called up in December 1914 in command of HMT Lotos sweeping mines in the North Sea.

    He was admitted to Haslar Hospital in May 1916 and died in June of an aortic aneurysm,

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  19. John Thomas PYE (1889-1973)

    John Thomas PYE, known as Jack, was born 7 Nov 1889 in Shropshire, the son of a blacksmith. When he married in 1918, his occupation was stated he was in "the King's service". He served as a driver, an occupation he continued as a chauffeur post war. Like many Jack didn't talk about his service but he did have some souvenirs, such as a pair of shell cases, highly polished, as ornaments. He also had a wonderful book of cartoons about the War.

    There were two John Thomas PYEs, both drivers, both from Shropshire but with different wives, so I…

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  20. Clarence Conrad PARKER (1897-1948)

    Clarence Conrad PARKER, known as Con, was born 7 April 1897, Burton on Trent, Staffs, and worked for the GRETTON family the WWI. I don't have the exact date he enlisted or was called up as, sadly, his records were amongst those destroyed in a fire and his enlistment card has disappeared. Nor do I know who he served with. He was invalided out of the army and unable to return to his former job with the future Lord GRETTON, who found Con a job as a bank messenger.

    Con died 10 Nov 1948, in London, of cancer

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