Hello, did George serve overseas during the war? If he only joined in 1918 he might have seen home service, in which case he won't have a Medal Index Card and does possibly not have a Life Story page yet. If you could please submit the evidence that you have to this page http://support.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/forums/246125-suggested-life-stories we can investigate this further, and create a Life Story page for him if needed. Thanks and Best Wishes, Charlotte
Hello, thanks for reporting this - we will investigate it further. Thanks and Best Wishes, Charlotte
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Hi Richard - the difficulty is that there is no definitive matching up of medal index cards with other data held on individuals (at the time they didn't foresee us all trying to do all this research!). This is actually one of the reasons behind this project - to pull together information like this - because it's never been done before.
So there is no definitive resource that says 'the medal index card for this Edward is for Edward from Grasmere, and that Edward is Edward from Bridgnorth'.
As we've used the medal index cards as seed data, the medal index cards are your starting point for research.
Assuming you have no chance of finding out your Edward's service number from a surprise discovery of perfectly-preserved family documents, there are a few things you can do to start narrowing it down:
- search the 'official records' by putting in the name and one or other of the two service numbers; you may find there's another official record (like an army death record) that lists both his name and service number, and helps you pin down a bit more detail.
- search the records we add to the site in future; you may find new records that connect the service number with the name, and also list extra information like addresses.
- view the scans of medal index cards available on the National Archives site as well as in other places; sometimes one may have an address or additional notes written on the back that can help disambiguate.
That's definitely unusual and is certainly worth us thinking about - thanks, we'll look into this.
Hi Alan - at the moment, we can't take pdfs and can only take image files.
It's worth remembering that all images you upload to Lives of the First World War must be images for which you hold the copyright, not copyrighted records from other organisations. If you'd like to add official records from another organisation, there's an option to do that under 'add an external reference'.
Hi - just to let you know we've moved this thread to Improvement Ideas, so that more users can see and vote on it.
Just to let you know we've moved this idea to the 'Improvement ideas' section for other users to see and vote on.
Hi - just to let you know we've moved this idea to the 'Improvement Ideas' section of the site to make sure other users can see it, comment on it and vote on it.