Canadian Virtual War Memorial Inconsistency

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Canadian Virtual War Memorial Inconsistency

Post by Phil » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:34 pm

Working with the data from the CVWM I noticed that my numbers from the database for today's Honour Roll were different than the posted Honour Roll's. I found four entries which are marked as CASUALTY_TYPE=7 which are not listed on today's Honour Roll even though they died on this day of the year. There's 1,504 of CASUALTY_TYPE=7 in total, I'll see in the next few days if they show on the official Honour Roll or not. Following up with Veterans Affairs Canada but I thought I'd see if anyone has any ideas that may explain it.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembran ... ail/426277

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembran ... ail/419815

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembran ... il/4515310

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembran ... l/80001466
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Re: Canadian Virtual War Memorial Inconsistency

Post by Phil » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:20 am

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Re: Canadian Virtual War Memorial Inconsistency

Post by Phil » Wed May 02, 2018 10:33 pm

Someone finally got back to me and informed me that these soldiers are suppressed from the Honour Roll because they do not meet the criteria to be included in the Books of Remembrance. Thought I'm seeing that some of them are indeed in the Books of Remembrance.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembran ... l/80003833
Commemorated on Page 609 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Continuing to make inquires.
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Re: Canadian Virtual War Memorial Inconsistency

Post by Phil » Mon May 14, 2018 8:15 am

The latest update here is that the records not being shown "were added in error or are duplicate records."

While that is some sort of explanation, duplicate records would indicate that the name should show in the Honour Roll under another record unless the duplicate records have different dates of death. Still awaiting what the criteria for inclusion is, as added in error is rather vague statement when it relates to a fallen soldier.
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