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    Michael Merwood commented  · 

    Following on from my earlier query about Acting Sergeant George Herbert Loveland, I see on his MIC that his Service number 200501 could be interpreted as 200801, so have searched on 200801 and found him I think. All other records state his Service Number is 200501, so his record needs amending.
    thanks,

    Michael Merwood commented  · 

    Thank you very much Rosemary for creating a record for Henry W V Loveland, I have information to add for him. Also thanks for the information about William Henry, I see from the 1901 Census he was indeed the much younger brother and also in the RFC. (To add to the confusion, on my part, their father was called William Henry).
    I have information about another brother, George H., born about 1893, he was a Sergeant in 1/4th and 2/4th Hampshire Regmt and service number 200501, but I cannot identify him in IWM Lives with certainty, there is a record at https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2707571 for what could be him, but the service number is 4/2492, would you be able to confirm they are the same person ?
    Thanks, Michael.

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    Thanks Rosemary.

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    Thank you Anne.

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    Michael Merwood commented  · 

    Thank you Selena, I couldn't find him even when searching using his service number, so thanks for pointing him out for me.

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    Thank you Ann.

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    Michael Merwood commented  · 

    thanks Richard.

    Michael Merwood commented  · 

    thank you Richard for that information, I didn't know that officers had to claim their medals or that they didn't have service numbers, but I am learning fast doing this research. Thanks for the link too to the National Archives, I must pursue that. I presume the medals weren't struck until requested, so don't actually exist ? Michael.

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    thank you for the clarification Kristen, that will make me more aware if I come across something similar in future. Michael.

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    Michael Merwood commented  · 

    hello - following on from Mike Newbury's assistance in creating a record for Stanley Ginn, I have been searching for his records in the WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls and Index Cards and cannot find him. Also, there is no Service Number given for him on any documentation I have found online, including Commonwealth War Graves Commission documents, eg Baghdad Cemetery listings. Does anybody know why this might be, that there is no medal roll or service number for him ? The only service number I have is on the front of his Small Book and relates to when he joined the Hampshire Regiment in 1909. He transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment in 1915. Thanks for any guidance you may have, Michael.

    Michael Merwood commented  · 

    thanks you so much Mike for doing this and so promptly - yes this must be Stanley, I have a copy of the 1901 Census which shows Stanley and my grandmother Ada Alice Ginn living at 52 North Walls Winchester (about a 3 minute walk from where I am typing this), it indeed states that Stanley was born at what looks like High Barnett Hertfordshire (their father John Herbert Ginn was a Sergeant in Kings Royal Rifles). It is interesting to me that you have found him on the 1911 census as he doesn't show as living at the same residence as the rest of his family in 1911, I had assumed therefore, correctly, that he had joined up, but I didn't know about the Hampshire Regiment, so thanks for that information, it all fits. I will try and get hold of his service record as you suggest, thanks for that information too. I have photos, letters, postcards from him to his family so I will sort these and add some to his page. I only found this site a few days ago after seeing the "We're here because we're here" on the news which made me search the internet, which led me to this site. I have started adding one of my grandfathers information, I have my other grandfather to do, plus Stanley and some others. Thanks again, Michael.

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    thanks Guy.

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    Michael Merwood commented  · 

    hello Charlotte, just to let you know that the profile image for https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/1352151 has just reappeared, but not so for the other I mentioned earlier today. Thanks for your help, Michael.

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    thanks Charlotte,

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    thanks you very much Guy, that's excellent, really.

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    Michael Merwood commented  · 

    thanks Guy - came across this when looking for a comrade of my great uncle, who was called Watmore.

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