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    Peter

    Sadly, my last few attempts to get records corrected have resulted in pre-formatted letters from faceless bureaucrats who seem to have no interest in getting the records right. Even when evidence has been sent in, the records remain unchanged. I e-mailed one person saying that a simple look up online would show that 35 Squadron were not in Egypt at the time and therefore the record could not be correct .... to be advised that CWGC has no access to online facilities!

    I am sure there are people who care, but they have certainly not been involved in my last few correction attempts .... I now just e-mail them with my findings, knowing that I have done my best to help them get their records straight .... it is disappointing .... but seems to be the "UK norm" at the moment
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hello All,
    Pse note the CWGC entry:-
    2450989 GREGORY PETER LOUIS P L 20 03/11/1940 Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom 7457556 CHELTENHAM CEMETERY, PRESTBURY Sec. C. 1. Grave 2211. Son of Charles Kingsley Gregory and Maude Agnes Gregory, of Cheltenham.
    The Service Number is incorrect?
    Note that TNA AIR 78/66/2 Image 306, Left Col, 2nd from top, gives 745756.
    I have emailed CWGC. Ref Signal #61 (above). I have simply discovered what I think to be an error. What CWGC (or anybody else, for that matter) do about it is above my pay grade!!
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    Peter

    If it's simply a transcription error at their end, it should get changed without too much trouble.

    You never know, though...

    Regards

    Simon

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    I have found the CWGC to be very responsive at all times when contacted, they have looked at what I have sent them, sometimes even just a note with no evidence and they have in 90% or more of the times corrected the error. Provided a very good service in my opinion. They know themselves when they have a simple error and its pointed out.
    Dennis Burke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resmoroh View Post
    Note that TNA AIR 78/66/2 Image 306, Left Col, 2nd from top, gives 745756.
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    Peter Davies
    Peter , the GRR form that CWGC has on the casualty page shows 745756 do this should be easy to get fixed. Their own records say so!

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    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...sydney-daniel/

    Pilot Officer

    CUNNINGHAM, SYDNEY DANIEL

    Service Number 170627 /not 170267/

    657908 Sydney Daniel CUNNINGHAM (170627)

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...t/997/data.pdf

    https://digital.nls.uk/british-milit...chive/96410022

    Died 21/12/1943, 1 Sqdn., Typhoon JR144


    Mojmir

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    Hello All,
    Some more Service Number corrections (mostly typos, but a couple of ‘missing numbers’):-

    CWGC Ref i/d 2838351 RAYMOND Frederick George. d. 27/10/1943. S/n should be 1070811 (TNA AIR 78/131/9 Image-91 Right Col 2 down).

    2198463 COX William Frederick. d. 18/10/1943. S/n should be 1492748 (TNA AIR 78/38/8 Image-34 Right Col Top).

    2200394 KETTLETY Stanley Thomas d. 09/10/1943. S/n should be 1653208 (AIR 78/91/3 I-36 Right Col 2 from Top).

    2651366 MERRALLS Ernest. d. 17/11/1943. S/n should be 1210234 (AIR 78/109 I-1460 3 from Top).

    2224412 THISTLETHWAITE Alfred Austin d. 19/11/1944. S/n should be 1672799 (AIR 78/156/4 I-3 Left Col Top).

    2271201 BROWN Walter Edward. d. 16/02/1944. S/n should be 1389618(no colon!) (AIR 78/23/7 I-296 Right Col 3 Down).

    2736150 WILDBORE Brian Osborne d. 04/09/1944. S/n should be 1813618 (AIR 78/170 I-664 Left Col 3 Down).

    3078846 HILDAGE Dennis Charles d. 08/02/1944. Missing s/n is 1717410 (AIR 78/76/4 I-1 Left Col Bottom).

    2433194 LITTLEBOY Kitchener Walter d. 17/03/1944. Missing s/n is 910026 (AIR 78/97/7 I-194 Right Col Top).
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    Cheers Peter, i have made all the changes into our DB... now to wait for CWGC to fix at their end.

    Also thanks for posting the CWGC Ref - recently imported those into our DB As well. Pretty useful as our dbs start to diverge based on corrections.

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    One more
    Aircraftman 2nd Class Orville Edward WENAU (R/192378) RCAF 1942-12-31 Canada Una (St. Olaf's) Lutheran Ceme
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...rville-edward/


    Is actually WENAUS
    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2850927

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    Folks,
    Can I suggest that when posting theses finds, can you advise if you have submitted them to CWGC or not, i tried on Friday night to start at the start of this thread to see whats been changed, and I didn't get far. If you have gone to the effort of find the error and identifying sources etc, save them down and submit them to CWGC. I use the email address enquiries /at/ cwgc.org

    The missing serial numbers are like most errors simple scanning errors and one needs look no further than the scanned Grave registration forms on the CWGC entries itself, I looked at Hildage and Littleboy as examples.

    Wenaus, likely also is a scanning error, if you look at the scanned files on his database entry, Wenaus is on the older document, whereas the other document looks like a more modern word processer print out.

    Or we could do a large submittal at the end (if there is one).
    Dennis Burke
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