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In 'Add to Life Story' use full name in introduction

I have two ancestors remembered, Sadler James Walter Strutt and Frederick Victor Strutt. In 'Add to Life Story', it says "Create Sadler Strutt's memorial...." for James Walter. In 'Add to Life Story' for Frederick Victor, it says 'Create Strutt's memorial....". I personally find this quite disrespectful towards Frederick Victor. Why don't you use the soldier's full name in this introductory text?

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  • AdminProject Team (Admin, Lives of the First World War) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Anonymous - usually that would include a soldier's rank (so, for example, 'Create Private Strutt's memorial' just as it does for Saddler J W Strutt). It looks like you might have edited the Life Story so that their most recently listed unit and rank doesn't include a rank, so the system has no rank to fill in there. You're right, this isn't ideal, and it's something we can look at in future,but meanwhile you can resolve this:

    - edit the existing unit and rank for his service as Private with the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles so that it includes his service number as well as the unit, rank and battalion.
    - delete the duplicate entry by clicking the pencil beside it, select 'view change history', and delete your addition.

    This will push his service as Private 291564 back up to the headline information, and will mean the website can more respectfully refer to him as Private Strutt in future. Hope this helps - and thank you for the suggestion.

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