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#1 chrisharley9

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:57 PM

Geoff

Havwe just noticed that your WW1 search engine is back up & running

However I have been searching for the following

Using country set as Australia & Wisbech in the including box I get the following error message

Please wait. Searching........
Error: Cannot read index.

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:poppy: In memory of all those of the Norfolk Regiment who lost their lives in World War 2:poppy:

#2 geoff501

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:30 PM

Geoff

Havwe just noticed that your WW1 search engine is back up & running

However I have been searching for the following

Using country set as Australia & Wisbech in the including box I get the following error message

Please wait. Searching........
Error: Cannot read index.

Chris


Chris,

It's not all in place yet......

geoff

(160 searches in the first 2 hours)
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The WW2 Commonwealth Casualty Search Engine:
http://www.hut-six.c.../search39-47.php

"Well, the most important thing that was new was the idea of URI -- or URL. The idea that any piece of information anywhere should have an identifier, which will not only identify it, but allow you to get hold of it. That idea was the basic clue to the universality of the Web. That was the only thing I insisted upon." Tim Berners-Lee.





#3 chrisharley9

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 03:23 PM

Geoff

thanks for the answer - I will hang slack

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:poppy: In memory of all those of the Norfolk Regiment who lost their lives in World War 2:poppy:

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:32 PM

Good news this is back Geoff, no matter what form it is in!
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#5 geoff501

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:40 PM

Good news this is back Geoff, no matter what form it is in!

It's mad at the moment. 600 searches since just after midday!
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The WW2 Commonwealth Casualty Search Engine:
http://www.hut-six.c.../search39-47.php

"Well, the most important thing that was new was the idea of URI -- or URL. The idea that any piece of information anywhere should have an identifier, which will not only identify it, but allow you to get hold of it. That idea was the basic clue to the universality of the Web. That was the only thing I insisted upon." Tim Berners-Lee.





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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:45 PM

I am sure you will get many, many more in the next few days... people have been waiting for it to come back online!
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#7 Steve G

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 11:26 PM

Clicky Link, please?
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#8 geoff501

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:45 AM

Clicky Link, please?



Geoff's 1914-21 Search Engine
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The WW2 Commonwealth Casualty Search Engine:
http://www.hut-six.c.../search39-47.php

"Well, the most important thing that was new was the idea of URI -- or URL. The idea that any piece of information anywhere should have an identifier, which will not only identify it, but allow you to get hold of it. That idea was the basic clue to the universality of the Web. That was the only thing I insisted upon." Tim Berners-Lee.





#9 Steve G

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 12:03 PM

Cheers, Geoff. I'll be back presently and shall have a mooch. Some stuff from that one I'm still actively pursuing :)
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#10 GPRegt

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:41 PM

Excellent news!

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#11 Jerome

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:05 PM

praise the lord - and pass the ammunition - thanks Geoff!! and well done
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#12 geoff501

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:06 PM

praise the lord - and pass the ammunition - thanks Geoff!! and well done

Just done a minor update. Waiting for the call from Google's lawyers any minute now......:ph34r:
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The WW2 Commonwealth Casualty Search Engine:
http://www.hut-six.c.../search39-47.php

"Well, the most important thing that was new was the idea of URI -- or URL. The idea that any piece of information anywhere should have an identifier, which will not only identify it, but allow you to get hold of it. That idea was the basic clue to the universality of the Web. That was the only thing I insisted upon." Tim Berners-Lee.





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Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:11 PM

Just done a minor update. Waiting for the call from Google's lawyers any minute now......:ph34r:


Well I like the coloured letters Geoff and they're just what my daughters like to do when writing on their school books so I don't think that Google can lay claim to that idea:)
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#14 Paul Reed

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:22 PM

Thought that was pretty cool, Geoff!
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#15 geoff501

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:22 PM

WW1 Search Engine stats for April...

day/searches/sessions/average searches per session
=======================================
01  002       002      1
02  007       003      2
03  004       001      4
04  004       002      2
05  046       006      7
06  610       168      3
07  503       119      4
08  174       041      4
09  218       049      4
10  453       052      8
11  351       053      6
12  378       047      8
13  536       062      8
14  261       050      5
15  200       048      4
16  092       033      2
17  198       032      6
18  206       034      6
19  141       036      3
20  240       032      7
21  233       039      5
22  239       036      6
23  181       037      4
24  296       042      7
25  253       044      5
26  540       053      10
27  585       040      14
28  426       045      9
29  306       037      8
30  351       042      8

Total searches  8034  
Total sessions  1285


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The WW2 Commonwealth Casualty Search Engine:
http://www.hut-six.c.../search39-47.php

"Well, the most important thing that was new was the idea of URI -- or URL. The idea that any piece of information anywhere should have an identifier, which will not only identify it, but allow you to get hold of it. That idea was the basic clue to the universality of the Web. That was the only thing I insisted upon." Tim Berners-Lee.





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Posted 13 June 2009 - 09:47 AM

I have today added the Canadian records (64,662) to the WW1 Search Engine.

cheers,

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The WW2 Commonwealth Casualty Search Engine:
http://www.hut-six.c.../search39-47.php

"Well, the most important thing that was new was the idea of URI -- or URL. The idea that any piece of information anywhere should have an identifier, which will not only identify it, but allow you to get hold of it. That idea was the basic clue to the universality of the Web. That was the only thing I insisted upon." Tim Berners-Lee.





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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:55 PM

Geoff - do you need a User Name to operate the Search Engine now? Keeps asking me for one.
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#18 KevinBattle

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 05:45 PM

Had the same problem of being asked for a User Name, but can't access anything. Have contacted Geoff via hut-six but obviously busy so no response as yet....
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#19 Martin Elliget

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:30 AM

The following username/password combinations do NOT work:

Adolf / Hitler
Username / Password
dejavu / alloveragain
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Remembering Walter James Elliget, Bugler and Bosun's Mate on HMAS Canberra and, after her loss following the Battle of Savo Island 9 August 1942, her replacement, HMAS Shropshire. Died 2 Dec 2008 (mesothelioma). RIP Dad.


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:49 PM

The following username/password combinations do NOT work:
Adolf / Hitler

Wrong war.

Kaiser / Bill

may be more appropriate.

dejavu / alloveragain

ohnonotagain / wehaveallbeenherebefore

also does not work (apologies to CSN&Y)

It's being worked on...........................;)
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The WW2 Commonwealth Casualty Search Engine:
http://www.hut-six.c.../search39-47.php

"Well, the most important thing that was new was the idea of URI -- or URL. The idea that any piece of information anywhere should have an identifier, which will not only identify it, but allow you to get hold of it. That idea was the basic clue to the universality of the Web. That was the only thing I insisted upon." Tim Berners-Lee.





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Posted 07 August 2010 - 02:55 PM

This is a query on the scantish of details. Seeking information on John [Jack] McGowan, born Posses Point, Sligo, Ireland in 1884. He is supposed to hve drowned at Dunkirk, France on 21/12/1919. It is believed he was a sailor; checked the CWGC database but no show. Any help gratefully received. Roy
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#22 KevinBattle

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 04:26 PM

As 21/12/1919 is after the Armistice, what information have you that he was still in the Services at that time, and not demobbed, therefore a civilian death?
There is no Gowan, MacGowan, MaGowan or McGowan as you have found, at that time on the CWGC database.

Neither was he buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery up to 31/10/1920, by which time he ought to have been recovered, if at all.

Do you have a Service Number for him, as at present there seems no sign of him using the info provided.

There is this chap, but Royal Engineer:
Name: John McGowan. Estimated birth year: about 1884. Age at Enlistment: 23
Birth Parish: Bunninadds(???) Birth County: Co Sligo
Document Year: 1907 (?misread of 1902?). Regimental Number: 12007.
Regiment Name: RE. Number of Images: 25
His father was a Bernard McGowan of Castleida according to his papers when he enlisted in Manchester in 19021907. Is he your man? If so he was shown as a Deserter on 5/8/1914 (hopefully just precautionary as War had just broken out and he had signed on for 12 years in Dec 1902, only 4 months left!!) Address in 1905 when placed In Reserves was 2, Park View Terrace, Oldham. He was noted as being a skilled bricklayer. Fresh complexion, grey eyes and brown hair? Recognise him?
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