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    Default Davies 44072 casualty page errors

    Browsing about in Database :: Commonwealth Air Forces War Dead :: Individual Casualty Pages

    I came across the casualty page for Gerald Davies 44072
    https://www.rafcommands.com/database...php?qnum=66823

    There the London Gazette mentions section includes two spurious links, both for
    144072 Hunnisett
    apparently arising from the partial match on service no.

    As 144072 Hunnisett has/had nothing whatever to do with Davies 44072 in service, date, unit or loss, can these entries be deleted please?

    Also suggests there may be more cases: whether amenable to systematic amend not qualified to say, unless by invoking exact service no match...

    [Minor aside. The term
    Mentions
    as capitalised is a bit ambiguous: Mentions so written is sometimes a short term for formal Mentions eg in Despatches as an award...perhaps
    Entries
    might be better - if others think it important enough...]
    Last edited by Don Clark; 8th September 2023 at 02:16.
    Toujours propos

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    Default Re: Davies 44072 casualty page errors

    Don,

    The bit about "Mentions" is noted. agree with you on the change.

    The partial matches is by design, the london gazette data offers a 'fuzzy' search and not an exact one.. it is upto the visitor to make use of it and understand. I will put in an explanatory note there, just like i put it in the title for the forum post search - which is not guaranteed to retrieve correct results, but an approximation.

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