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  1. Amend heading of Charles HJ Gedge

    The medal card is Charles H F Gedge not H J. This is Charles Henry Fenning Gedge born Reigate 10/4/1874 died Kilifi, Kenya 14/12/1958

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    • George Gedge duplicates for merging

      George born 1893 and George born 17/12/1893, both RAF, are the same person.

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      • Arthur W Gedge and Arthur William Gedge

        Duplicate entries to be merged. Service number miskeyed on one with / instead of a digit.

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        • Sapper A Gedge and Sapper A J Gedge

          Duplicate entries - same rank and service number. One has a duplicate marker, but the other does not.

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          • Major H P Gedge is a duplicate for F G P Gedge.

            Please cross refer as duplicates. A search of the Army List confirms there was no officer called H P Gedge. You will see the rank and unit match.

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            • Can someone remove racist desecration

              https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7404767 Jason Bent (probably not his real name) has added the word 'goon' in front of the name of Henry Yin, an Australia Chinese ANZAC, a photograph of a dog that says 'Suck me' and for some lunatic reason a photograph of Snoop Dogg. I'm shaking with rage!

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              • Sgt Alec Thomas Faiers 12th London Regiment, 470704

                There seems to be a technical hitch with the system as the timeline is not updating with all the information I have added today, including correcting the spelling of his name, which was incorrectly transcribed as Alex T although regimental records attached to that spelling say Alec. Searching for this soldier using the corrected name results in a zero result, yet searching for the incorrect name brings up the correct updated page. All of the regimental records have been linked and the title heading shows that there are many new facts added, but they don't appear in time although they…

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                • Misspelling - either record or gravestone

                  277793 Private James Finnagan - I've added a photo of his grave which reads Finnigan. Either the record is incorrect or the stone was incorrectly engraved. Hopefully if family members are searching they'll try alternative spellings.

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                  • Contemporary Lives

                    There are a lot of people who do not seem to be covered by criteria of Lives of the First World War because it's difficult to establish their service during the 1914 - 18 War, but who sacrificed their lives during the Second - Jane Haining is one example. Quoting from Wikipedia "Jane Haining (6 June 1897 – 17 July 1944) was a Church of Scotland missionary. She worked in Budapest, where she was arrested by the Nazis in 1944. She died in the concentration camp at Auschwitz later that year. Haining is the only Scot to be officially honoured…

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                    • Why does the word "Sargeant" have the American spelling of "Serjeant" istead of the correct British spelling of "Sergeant"?

                      Why does the word "Sargeant" have the American spelling of "Serjeant" instead of the correct British spelling of "Sergeant"?

                      This is the British Army we are dealing with and not the Microsoft American English Spell-checker Army.

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                      • Please can you merge the 2 records for Temporary Lt W A Polglaze and Major William Arnold Polglaze.

                        Please can you merge the 2 records for Temporary Lt W A Polglaze and Major William Arnold Polglaze. These are all the same person. I suggest that Major William Arnold is the master record as I have already started adding details

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                        • WW1 letter from the front - faded

                          I have a very short letter from a relative about 1917 but it has faded too much. Is the a way I can recover the text (to make a copy)? Does IWM take donation of letters?

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                          • https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/6889478

                            This man is there but incredibly difficult to find. I had to use his middle name boscawen as the more usual ways did not work. His cwgc record gives a different date of death.

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                            • Problem with Birth and Death entries for https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/3826

                              Both birth and death entries have been entered as facts (fully sourced) but the Profile banner won't show the full date of birth, only the year and the Timeline doesn't incorporate either. I have tried re-entering the data but to no avail. Please can someone lift the bonnet...

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                              • Problem with image attached to https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2019322

                                Stupidly I dragged and dropped a jpeg of the MM directly onto the profile image of the above soldier (Sjt Frederick E HURN) without clicking on the place holder first. The image is now in place but of course without any Title, Description, notes etc. I can't get delete the image in order to upload the image correctly - it also doesn't show under the Images tab. Pretty please, can some kind angel do this for me? Thanks...

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                                • September 3rd !939

                                  78th anniversary tomorrow. The memory of the Second World War is more recent than the first, survivors and relatives are still living - and memories of the second will trigger memories of the first.
                                  Please can the above date be remembered? Thank you.

                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtJ_zbz1NyY

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                                  • Portrait Photographs and Copyright

                                    Good Morning
                                    Please can you advise if we can use the image on this page.
                                    Thank you.
                                    https://vcgca.org/our-people/profile/157/Eric-Lawrence--MOXEY

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                                    • Cause of Death will be on the Death Certificate

                                      I think it would be highly unusual for a Doctor to say that a death "was not War Related." Deaths could still be War Related many years after. An example would be my Grandfather who died in 1956, my father still links his death to exposure to gas during the First World War.
                                      I am asking for the Not War Related option not to be used. If we are not medically qualified the safer option would be "Not known." Indeed that is the situation, we are still learning about the effects of the First World War and all the Wars…

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                                      • Major R F Legge - five entries

                                        Major R F Legge to who's profile I have added a Story has I notice five entries relating to him at different stages in his career in some case duplicated. These would benefit from merging? The one I have added to is as follows. https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5385300#timeline

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                                        • Requesting New Life Story Process

                                          What a round about way to get a life story record added when they dont appear in the searches. Looks like lots of military personnel etc will miss out like Charles Henry Hawthorne Regimental Number: 291
                                          Regiment Name: Royal Engineers. - https://search.ancestry.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1219&h=875868&tid=54887095&pid=212029596202&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Azs12523&_phstart=successSource - War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ (Microfilm Copies); (The National Archives Microfilm Publication WO363)

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