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    Dennis,


    You are right about us getting organised . i havent done any submitting - but would simply share it here.

    would you be kind enough to organise this effort on behalf of the forum members?

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    Me and my big mouth!!!

    Let me have a think. Maybe like a monthly submission. The only thing is the supporting data, one ends up replicating the effort of accessing it.

    I'd still recommend submitting it when you find it.

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    Pse note that I have, today, been notified by CWGC that they have accepted all the Service Number corrections that I recently submitted. All were typo/OCR/database errors so no subsequent stonemasonry is required.
    And on the same tack, as a result of experimental manipulation on Excel of big chunks of the CWGC database, I found the same s/n allocated to two different Czech casualties. I made Pavel aware of this. He, in turn, submitted a correction to CWGC. This afternoon he tells me it has also been accepted.
    It would seem, therefore, that provided everybody is singing from the same hymn-sheet, and uses this Stickie to inform all and sundry of what they have found and/or done there seems little point in appointing a formal Officer i/c CWGC Corrections.
    However, if one is to be appointed then I cannot think of a finer candidate than Dennis. His dexterity with a sharp stick into somnolent cages is well known!!
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    Hi all, I like the idea of monthly submission sent to the CWGC as Dennis has suggested.
    But on the other hand I do not know how they would look at such a list, maybe individual requests have better chance to be successful?
    Other point is the proves for the change. In the recent case Peter has spotted incorrect service number and I was able to find an original WWII document I have photographed in Military Archive in Prague which proved the number in CWGC DB is not correct. And I can see there might be a problem with putting such materials together from different sources for the monthly submission.

    So from my point of view it is also better to make an individual submission when possible.

    Pavel
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    A standard format might be considered?

    A. CWGC entry i/d number, Name(s), Date of Death.
    B. Item considered incorrect (in BOLD)
    C. Suggested correction (in BOLD).
    D. Source(s) of data confirming C.
    Just a thought.
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    Hello

    I recently contacted the CWGC about Lieut. (A) Gordon Morrison WALKER, whose age is recorded as 20 on his CWGC website entry, but correctly as 25 on both his headstone and GRR Form. They've replied that it was mis-transcribed into the original register, and will be corrected.

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    Good work team!

    I think continue as is, if anyone would prefer me or others to submit, say that in your post and I will look after it.
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    4)
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...e-bryan-noble/

    Wing Commander
    SPARKS, GEORGE BRYAN NOBLE Service Number C/1492

    SPARKS, BRYAN NOBLE GEORGE


    This apparent name correction from a few months back, I looked at his service record and the man referred to himself in most cases, even in his own written signature as George Noble Bryan Sparks, despite having been registered as Bryan Noble George Sparks at birth in 1913 in Ware, England.

    Thats the kind of correction I wouldn't persue as his file contains mostly G N B rather that B N G, and perhaps the man preferred to be called thusly.
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    Well, having defended the organisation above I have now decided I'll have no part in assisting them hence forth, beyond this forum.

    Mr Skelly (Since we are being formal) this morning sent me six cut and paste emails generically dismissing emails that were sent, i'm particularly annoyed with this as it took considerable time over two nights to prepare them even though they were started here. Indeed I have to question whether he actually read the information that was sent to him, in one case in particular I don't believe so.


    The six related to:
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...ol,-roy-frank/ - pointed out the mismatch in rank and serial numbers within their won records
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...liam-ellerton/ - sent links to the ORB
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...philip-edward/ sent ORB link
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...aines,-roy-s./ ORB links sent
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...ate=1941-10-16 ORB links sent
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...geoffrey-hart/ - sent LG links which he claims does not work

    I am going to reply with instructions on how to use the TNS viewer and have done with it then.
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    Dennis

    As I mentioned previously, there is a certain individual (and there may be others) who appears to have no interest in getting the records correct, which is why I have adopted the approach of informing them and leaving it at that ..... it is a shame, as it tarnishes the excellent work that is carried out by the organisation in preserving the memory of the war dead.

    Interestingly, Mr S was the individual who responded (in the broadest terms!) to my enquiries

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