Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

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Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:20 am

Every once in awhile while researching, I could not locate the hometown of a fallen warrior, I came across this sit that might help those in the same situation, it sure has helped me.

http://www.canadianfallenheroes.com/in_memoriam.html

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Re: Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

Post by Phil » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:01 am

I think this searches the Canadian Virtual War Memorial, it's fields include the following:

"ADDITIONAL_INFORMATION",
"AGE",
"BIRTH_CNTRY",
"BIRTH_PLACE",
"BIRTH_PROV",
"BOOK_REF",
"CASUALTY",
"CASUALTY_TYPE",
"CEMETERY",
"CITATION_TEXT",
"COUNTRY",
"DATE_OF_BIRTH",
"DATE_OF_ENLIST",
"DAY_DATE_OF_BIRTH",
"DAY_DATE_OF_DEATH",
"DAY_DATE_OF_ENLIST",
"DEATH_CNTRY",
"DEATH_PLACE",
"DEATH_PROV",
"ENLIST_CNTRY",
"ENLIST_PLACE",
"ENLIST_PROV",
"FORCE",
"FORENAMES",
"GRAVE_REFERENCE",
"INITIALS",
"LOCALITY",
"MONTH_DATE_OF_BIRTH",
"MONTH_DATE_OF_DEATH",
"MONTH_DATE_OF_ENLIST",
"PLAN_REF",
"RANK",
"REGIMENT",
"RN",
"SERVICE_NO",
"SURNAME",
"UNIT_TEXT",
"YEAR_DATE_OF_BIRTH",
"YEAR_DATE_OF_DEATH",
"YEAR_DATE_OF_ENLIST"

I could make a custom search form with any and/or all fields with auto-complete and that sort of thing if folks think it would be useful.
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Re: Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:48 am

Phil, while doing the No. 415 Squadron Hampdens, (Not done) there were a couple of Canadians on the CVWM that did not have home towns listed, went to this sight and they were there, just wanted to spread the word to others :-)

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Re: Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

Post by Phil » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:14 pm

Can you give me an example of a record where this search has more info than the CVWM so I can investigate the difference?
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Re: Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:51 pm

Yes sir,

WO/AG, Sgt W.C.R. Foerster, RCAF, R/105695, CVWM and CWGC gives parents name but no location where as Canadian Fallen Heroes does

CanadianFallenHeroes - http://www.canadianfallenheroes.com/in_ ... ideIndex=1

CVWM - http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembran ... il/2959315

CWGC - https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casu ... l-richard/

Hope this is what you were after !

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Re: Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

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Re: Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

Post by Phil » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:56 pm

Thanks! Looking into creating a robust, auto-complete search for WARTIMES.ca, this info will help.
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Re: Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:21 pm

Awesome Phil, hope it works, normally CWGC and CVWM gives the info, but every once in awhile I have to swing to the Canadianfallenheroes site for help. Or if something does not sound right, I like to double check ! And Thank You for what you do here Phil !

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Re: Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

Post by Phil » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:27 pm

I reached out to Canadian Fallen Heroes, we'll see if we can collaborate in some way.
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Re: Fallen Warrior Hometown Search

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:19 pm

That would be AWESOME Phil, we are "ALL" here for the same cause, To Remember and Honor all the Warriors ! Hope they want to PLAY ! :-)

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