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    Okay - so it's Optical Character Recognition. In...

    Okay - so it's Optical Character Recognition.
    In other words - by machine.

    It's a whole new vocabulary - and it doesn't interest me AT ALL.
    I just want to be able to hit buttons and read the...
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    (Sorry, I got interrupted and am now too late to...

    (Sorry, I got interrupted and am now too late to edit)

    Suggest you now find papers local to the area that are not on BNA - and go physically search their back issues around that October date. At...
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    Yes Ray, your images worked. And no - I couldn't...

    Yes Ray, your images worked.
    And no - I couldn't find any papers showing your article with photo.

    Jane
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    Err ... not being technically minded, I don't...

    Err ... not being technically minded, I don't understand how these things work. But I assume that, in order for something originally produced on paper to appear on the internet, it has to be scanned...
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    Using "1/7th Gordon" as my search phrase has...

    Using "1/7th Gordon" as my search phrase has revealed:

    STONEHAVEN GORDON KILLED - The death has occurred in France of Private William Murray, 1/7th Gordon Highlanders. Deceased was about 22 years...
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    Like Lesley, I use the British Newspaper Archive....

    Like Lesley, I use the British Newspaper Archive. (Sadly, not all newspapers have been digitised - and, even more sadly, the transcriptions sometimes appear to have been done by digital morons. It's...
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    A quick search of the newspapers, using "exact...

    A quick search of the newspapers, using "exact phrases" (from your first post) brings up reports of 2 Gordon Highlanders killed in 1915 but no photo with a swagger stick.
    They are the "sympathy...
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    It is only in today's world of Big Brother that...

    It is only in today's world of Big Brother that we get "hung up" about people's names - and having the same name all your life certainly makes it easier to progress in a career, earn a pension, etc.,...
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    GABBEDEY Henry William b1888

    Mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records - GABBEDY's application in 1940 for a replacement Discharge Certificate:

    - Henry William GABBEDEY
    - born London, 1888
    - address in 1940:...
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    Resume of French document

    3pm 20 Nov 1839
    Declaration of birth/name

    Father: IRA LAWTON, age 28y, Spinning Foreman, resident suburb of Ham?** in Amiens;
    Male child, born at home today at 04h45
    Mother: MARY ANN...
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    I do love a Happy Ending. Jane

    I do love a Happy Ending.

    Jane
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    Agreed. "Cripple Both legs"

    Agreed.

    "Cripple
    Both legs"
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    Well that would explain the GHQ France report:...

    Well that would explain the GHQ France report: bombs dropped all over the place and prisoners taken "since YESTERDAY MORNING":
    10th Army - 17000
    6th Army - 1800
    5th Army - 140
    Those numbers are...
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    Confidential? Reports, 19-20 July 1918

    Mis-filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) is a collection of notes (one marked Very Secret, but written in German!) from various sources, all dated 19/20 July 1918. They range from "Nothing To...
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    It certainly looks like "Link Cutter & Chain...

    It certainly looks like "Link Cutter & Chain Prover", and there are several "Chain Makers" on the next page.
    So Heavy Industry - Blacksmith?
    "Link Cutter" is straightforward. Perhaps the "Chain...
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    EDWARDS, Raymond M C, b1889 - WW1

    This man's mother (nee CLAXTON) PROBABLY re-married and her son took her new surname of MARGETTS - so that is how he is filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Raymond Claxton MARGETTS (ne...
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    COPELIN

    Hi Geordie Lad
    Only 2 with that exact spelling:

    - pp 20551-20566 CHARLES ERNEST/ERNEST CHARLES (London); born c1887 (Bromley, Kent); married 1910 (Caversham)Lilian HINXMAN; 3541 ASC;...
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    MORETON Albert, Cannock b1878 - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARETON in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Albert MORETON, enlisted with the S Staffs Regt, November 1916, declared age 37y 11m. Served as Pte 3229 & 202915. Discharged October 1917...
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    MURDIN, Albert E b1898 Wellingbro - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARDIN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Albert Edward MURDIN (birth registered as Albert Edward Gladstone MURDIN, Q3 1898).

    Joined the RFA August 1915, declaring age 19y 8m....
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    MAIDEN Noah b1878/1879 - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARDEN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Noah MAIDEN, enlisted with the Royal Engineers, 11 Nov 1916, declared age 38/39, born Aldridge, Staffs. (Birth registered Q1 1979 Walsall)...
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    MARDEN or SICKEL?

    One for the sleuths:

    HENRY JAMES MARDEN, a baker by trade, enlisted in the ASC on 1 Nov 1915 and served until 1919.
    Declared age 36 years 2 months, born Hastings.
    Home address: East Dulwich....
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    MAIDEN William Arthur 1894-1916 - WW1

    Mis-filed (and indexed) as MARDEN in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363), this man didn't make it any easier for descendants to find him - he served as ARTHUR (so his medals will have been issued as A...
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    My logic (not one of my strong points!) for...

    My logic (not one of my strong points!) for putting these soldiers in "Strays" is that anyone looking for Fred Smith is not going to be searching for him in the Jones section.
    And an internet...
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    MORCOM Arthur Basil b1878 Devon

    Another MORCOM mis-filed as MARCOM in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Arthur Basil MORCOM, born Georgeham, Barnstaple, Devon.
    Father: B
    Address: 13 Holmbury View, Upper Clapton, London.
    ...
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    MORCOM, Arthur born c1893 - WW1

    Mis-filed as MARCOM in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    Arthur MORCOM, enlisted February 1916, declared age 22y.
    Address: Meledor, St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall.
    Father: FREDERICK.
    Joined...
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