Talk:World Archives Project: UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924
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References for UK military abbreviations.
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Q: I have a record that shows two marriages with full details. Sould I key an entry for each or just key the first one?
Q: I have one record that does not list a death date but states "reported missing 31 Oct 1914, and now assumed killed". Should I use this as the death date, or should I leave death date blank?
- A: Leave the Death date fields empty. Annafechter 05:44, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
Q: The keying instructions state to use the decedent's name if only the spouse's first name is provided. Many of the records I'm keying show something similar to "by his wife, Anne (residence), dau of William Jones". Should I list the spouse's last name as Jones, or should I use the decedent's last name?
- A: Please view the new example image as there were some issues with the prior examples. The spouse is generally given near the bottom of the biography after the m. If the wife's maiden name isn't given yes, you would enter her husband's surname as her surname. Annafechter 05:44, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
Q: Officers appear not do have an enlistment date but have a "gazetted" date (commissioned date). Should the first "gazetted" date be used for the enlistment date?
- A: Per Anna, "No. We would not use this as the enlistment date." --Wiedwoman 23:17, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Q. I have a record with a prefix "Rev." Can I enter it as a suffix? I don't like to just ignore it.
- A: Do not key a prefix in a suffix field. --Wiedwoman 23:14, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Q Re; Rev. Should I enter it in another field, or just ignore it?
- A: Ignore it. --Katerimmer 10:02, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Q: For those entries that give a death date range (e.g. "died 11-18 Mar 1915"), should I use the first or last day as the death day? (in other words, should the death date be 11 Mar 1915 or 18 Mar 1915?)
- A: Anna said on the boards in answer to this question that If an exact day isn't given only enter the month and year of death. --Katerimmer 09:06, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Q: Many records say ". . . served in France and Flanders. Died in action on . . . . ". What should be entered as Place of Death??
- A: Leave it blank. --Katerimmer 09:58, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
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