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    Quote Originally Posted by lennon2011 View Post
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4410957

    I managed this for mine Sue, I have yet to trace his brother though
    I know, it IS difficult isn't it! I found uploading photos quite easy and if you can do that, scroll down the page and you make the photo come out in the little square box that is empty. In fact, everything you add comes out right at the bottom of the page. Wonder why they made the website so difficult. One thing that is good is that you can add a photo/picture directly from your computer (saved images that is).

    Good Luck, Sue

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    Once you get the hang of it, it will become easier with time.

    Have fun, Sarah.
    Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

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    Sue, they were beta testing it before today and only a limited number of people had access to input details. Have you received any emails from them about being a 'friend' free for 3 months as a thank you?

    I just had a look and as a result I now have access to some records that I didn't before.

    I agree its confusing - at first I thought that I would have to pay to add stuff and then to view what I've added. I think that you only have to pay to access their 'premium records'. I'm still not sure whether I'll be able to view any premium records I've added once my sub finishes

    These links may help

    http://support.livesofthefirstworldw..._content=47204

    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/a-z-of-record-sets
    Jackie

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    I'm currently speaking to them on FB about the missing sibling
    Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

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    Yes, they did Beta test until I got the notification that it was "live" today! I also understood that access to some records i.e. BMDs, I thought, would be free (a kind of loyalty thing for joining early while they were testing I think I read) but they are not - you either buy credits or have a membership (membership to what quite I don't know!) As I mentioned before, a lot of us already have paid for the information for our own Trees and I am certainly not going to pay again but cannot upload BMDs from my Tree to their website in the way they would like i.e. via a paying website. I do not want to start a membership with ancestry yet as I am I the long process of transferring one Tree to another........that, however, is my own problem BUT they either want the information on their website or they don't although I do understand they want "proof" for the information added. I am adding it under "upload an image" where I can add birth and marriage (but not death certificate in this case - it is well documented what happened to him) but although I have found two brothers of W.G. Foster on there, both of whom died in WWI, I am afraid I am not going to do any more - I have just clicked on the "remember" button of his brothers and left it at that ...................quite sad really.

    The thing that annoys me in particular is that just over a year ago, because his service records were lost (burnt I imagine) and his Home Guard records were also lost and not with MOD and he was quite well known, I decided to put, with a lot of hard research, his record together again - I got the War Diaries of the Royal Fusiliers, I scoured the London Gazette etc and many more places and finally completed it - I offered a copy to the Imperial War Museum because I knew that in the past they had been looking for his record and the family had been approached for photos etc. (Also I was approached for a picture of him in Home Guard Uniform (the MOD) because they wanted to put it on the wall of the new Landforces HQ in ?Basingstoke to represent the HG - they were using a photograph from each of the land based services.) The Imperial War Museum grabbed my history of his war with both hands by the way...................I sort of feel I am wasting my time banging my head against a wall with the website they have now set up.

    Sue

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    So I had another look at Joseph and I've realized something, they've got him down in 2 Regiments:





    • Service: British Army
    • Corps/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
    • Rank: Private
    • Service No.: 16867



    • Service: British Army
    • Corps/Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
    • Rank: Private
    • Service No.: 26688



    Surely it's got to be a mistake though? The small amount of online work I've found shows the DLI one only and the grave that was sent to me also has the DLI logo on it.

    Or is this a different Joe?
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    With a different regiment and a different regimental number, then I would think these refer to two different people.
    Probably worth checking both entries on the CWGC site.
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    Used your suggestion and there's only 1 J Thomas DLI Casualty that has the matching Grave number to the one I was given. There's 1 for Lincolnshire but he's not a Private and he has an extra name.
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    My chap, W. G. Foster 12391 is on 3 times in his own name - once as a QM, once as something else and once as Walter Gordon Foster - all the same regimental number [Walter Gordon is NOT his name - he was William G] but this error is known about and the medals on there designated to him were all issued in the correct name and regimental no.
    To make it even better, there are two other people with the same regimental number (that now makes 5) - they do not have the same name - 2 of the five are in different regiments!! I thought perhaps the numbers were Regiment specific and the same numbers could occur in other Regiments - the first three are correctly Royal Fusiliers and give him at different ranks. However, when I visited TNA years ago and went through the MICs there was only one for him - the one that gave his name incorrectly as Capt Walter Gordon Foster!!! I have only just found the last one on the site and have, therefore, added what I am able to, to one of the previous W.G. Foster ones ...............I am incredibly confused. I understand there is a blue question mark that you can use to link duplications together - it just directed me to send them a message - I have.

    Sue - getting more confused by the minute!

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    Such a nightmare Sue, personally I think that they should have spent at least a year or 2 setting up the site with the correct details before having the trial and final version of the site like we would have done in a Web Authoring assignment in college.
    Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

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