The National Archives, Kew; recommendations for gallantry medals

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  1. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Not sure, although I always search 39 to 48 for some reason -Probably just to cover myeself for any late entries/recommendations.

    Number of recommendations 47 to 48:

    0077,REPATRIATED POWS: SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES, TOBRUK
    0356,SOUTH WEST PACIFIC
    0053,MALAYA AND SINGAPORE
    0078,SERVICES WHILE P O W
    0064,NON-COMBATANT GALLANTRY
    0587,THE LONDON OMNIBUS LIST FOR GALLANT AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICES IN THE FIELD
    0019,FOREIGN TO BRITISH : USSR
    0003,FOREIGN TO BRITISH: BELGIUM
    0007,FOREIGN TO BRITISH: NETHERLANDS
    1253,FOREIGN TO BRITISH: USA
    0019,BRITISH TO FOREIGN: FRANCE
    0034,BRITISH TO FOREIGN: VARIOUS ALLIES FOR SPECIAL SERVICES 1941-1953
    0017,BRITISH TO FOREIGN: VARIOUS ALLIES FOR SPECIAL SERVICES 1945 - 1953
     
  2. geoff501

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  3. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    No. The figure of 55,023, I got by searching the NA for each month in 39-46.

    A recount. A number of record have no Gazette date, so did not get counted, but do have a period date. So I've now counted 57,996 for 39-48. 3,363 of these are Foreign to British and 1,368 are British to Foreign.
     
  4. dbf

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  5. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    All going well then Geoff?
    A few bugs yesterday, so slow progress:mad:
    What happens to your db in the case of obvious typos, is it impracticable to have the info changed?
    thinking of chaps like this
    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details
    Don't think these can be easily corrected. Hopefully the NA index (and mine) will allow searching for partial matches. I often do this on CWGC, when I fail to find something.

    I've split the data into about 20 regions, this is the first I've done and is sorted on name:

    http://www.********.co.uk/WW2data/WO373-Region4.html
     
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  6. dbf

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    That's fantastic Geoff - I'm certain that these will be a great help to those looking for citations. Have a rep, wish it was a pint !
     
  7. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    I've put up an index file here:

    Geoff's WO 373 lists

    The data is not all loaded yet, but it only takes a few minutes to generate each file.

    The theatre files can be quite big - up to 4MB. There are five large files, (F2B, NW Europe, Middle East, Burma and India, Italy) the others are mostly well under 1MB.

    The WO files are smaller. There is a blank column so energetic folks can fill in the page number from the 'digital microfilm' downloads :)mellow:).
    The files are sorted by name, I'm not sure if this is the best option. I have not checked the microfilm order - it may be the same as the unsorted data order, which would make adding page numbers easier, but it's probably going haywire somewhere.

    I've just tried loading one of the html files into OpenOffice - it works OK and is editable although when you save again as html you get a bigger file size (OpenOffice does not use Geoff's patent pending unbloated file systems). Not tried Excel or its OpenOffice version.

    Any suggestions welcome.

    cheers,

    geoff
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Looking good Geoff :D
     
  9. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    I have uploaded all the data files now. The number after the link is the number of records in each. Links which are not active means I did not find any WW2 data in that part.

    cheers,

    geoff
     
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  11. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    From GAD Standing Orders, 1944:


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