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  1. Ernest Chadderton - assistance needed in corroborating identity

    Searching for the records of Ernest Chadderton whose headstone in the churchyard at Foston in Derbyshire reads "In loving memory of Ernest beloved son of Mary Chadderton (Foston) who gave his life for his country Jan 25th 1922 aged 24 years". I believe that this is Gunner Ernest Chadderton 107104 Royal Field Artillery.
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/758582
    as I have found a Silver War Badge entry for him showing he was discharged 7 May 1919 aged 22. Census record 1901 shows him aged 3 living at 122 Derby Road, Foston with mother Mary Ann and older brother Albert. Census record 1911 shows him…

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      • What can I do if I have photos but can't pin down the right Life Story?

        I'd like to upload some photos I have of my great uncle during WW1, but I don't know his service number, only that he served in Egypt in the RAMC. There are 3 possible Life Stories with the same name (William H Whitehead). I've tried searching Records for the 3 service numbers given, but can't find anything to rule any of them out. Nor can I find anything by searching on his name to link to Egypt. Any suggestions gratefully received.

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        • St.Clement Danes Book of Remembrance

          Along both sides of the church are shrines of remembrance, containing the books of remembrance, in which are inscribed the names of those men and women who have died on active service with the Royal Air Force.
          Could get there for a possible photograph when the weather is better or maybe you have some already.
          https://www.raf.mod.uk/stclementdanes/aboutus/booksofrememrance.cfm

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          • London East End and the resistance to World War 1

            Maybe David Rosenberg (historian) is known to the IWM.
            If not, this is a very interesting talk which is available on Youtube.

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

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            • Why?

              Why are some people not showing as remembered? I have devoted the past year to your belief that everyone should be remembered but the computer is not showing this. Have you a review form or a feedback form from past subscribers? I feel that I have been mis sold.

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              • Information missing from Dashboard and Community pages

                I've recently noticed that rank, middle names, dates of birth and death and number of people remembering them are no longer visible for some (but certainly not all) remembered 'Lives' on my dashboard or Community pages - e.g. see https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/5977 p2 Frederick Purton and Humphrey John Talbot. The missing info reappears when the record is opened but it would be good to have it visible again on dashboard and Community pages. How can I achieve this? Thank you, Jane

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                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Adding half-siblings

                    Could you consider adding categories for half-brother and half-sister, as that is not a current option for siblings but is the case in a number of families?
                    Thank you, Jane

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                    • Availability of material once Lives finishes

                      Please can you advise if Lives will remain available after the project finishes? It would be really helpful.

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                        • Can not access complete list of people in the record sets through search engine

                          It seems that search engine is not returning proper results, especially when handling a large amount of search results.
                          For example, links below are page 76 and 77 of the Conscientious Objectors Register index (sorted by last names) but they display exactly same results.

                          https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/search/world-records/conscientious-objectors-register-1914-1918?o=lastname&page=76
                          https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/search/world-records/conscientious-objectors-register-1914-1918?o=lastname&page=77

                          This glitch could be inconvenient for the person who wants to review comprehensive results.

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                          • These four life stories are I believe to be the same soldier, please confirm and merge into highest rank (Warrant OfficerClass 2)

                            Warrant Officer Class 2 Charles Guiver
                            Not yet known - Not yet known
                            British Army The Queen's Regiment, Service #L/5057
                            0 Remembering

                            Company Serjeant Major Charles Guiver
                            Not yet known - Not yet known
                            British Army Royal West Surrey Regiment, Service #5057
                            0 Remembering

                            Warrant Officer Class 2 Charles Guiver
                            Not yet known - Not yet known
                            British Army Royal Garrison Artillery, Service #10561
                            0 Remembering

                            Temporary Regimental Sergeant Major Charles GUIVER
                            1877 - Not yet known
                            British Army Royal Garrison Artillery, Service #10561
                            0 Remembering

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                            • Communities

                              Surely those people who do a lot of research and contribute massively to the IWM records (I myself have posted hundreds of additions) should have free access to Communities.
                              I have much more research I would like to add but I cannot afford to pay for multiple sites - I'm already a member of Ancestry and Find My Past.

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                              • Unable to correct birth info

                                Serjeant John Herbert Dunbabin, DCM:
                                https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4980199
                                appears to have a database problem.
                                I have "improved" his name to include the middle name, and his date of birth to May 1876 from the previous estimate of 1877. Both these fresh values show correctly under Facts.
                                The name displays correctly in the header but does not appear in search results. The d.o.b. ALWAYS shows as 1877.
                                I have contacted the submitter of the birth estimate, but she can not change things either.

                                Can this be investigated please?

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                                • Are displayed ranks the highest known rank of the person, or their rank at the end of WW1?

                                  For those who continued their army career post-war, does Lives of the First World War show their highest rank achieved, their highest rank during the war, or the rank they began their WW1 career at?

                                  I'm searching for Lieutenant Colonel George Lees, a Canadian serving in the British Army. He joined the war as a teenager in 1918, presumably as a private, but continued his army career afterwards and became Lt Cl.
                                  Not sure which rank I should be searching under. Lt Cl only brings up one result, which I'm not sure is him, but Pte brings up hundreds.

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                                  • Image posting issue

                                    The image problem that we had a few weeks ago appears to be back again. I have spent ages trying to upload images only to have them fail time after time. I am also seeing that when selecting an image for a specific event it does not show even after a few refreshes.

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