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Operation war diary search database


jhall
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Good evening, 

I have asked a similar question before but am interested if there is a database of names and numbers of the soldiers,that people have listed from operation war diary  it seams a shame that there is no database for people to see if any family members a mentioned in a diary, i know its rare for individuals to be mentioned i know having looked thorough many diaries that is mainly offices but some rank and file are listed,

 Thanks in advance 

James 

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No database I know of , but sounds like a good task for you to attempt.

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The original project was to 'tag' relevant bits of information  and incorporate it into discovery.

Logged in to TNA and can browse all tags alphabetically or search a specific word. Can't see a way to search WO95 for tags. Browsing the tags doesn't tell you what series it's in.

The phrase 'Mametz Wood' has been tagged in WO95/2547/2 and the tag shows up on that record. Searching for 'Mametz Wood' in WO95 fails to bring up any results.

Short of checking each diary's record page I can't see how the tagged data would show up.

TEW

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There does seem to be some data available for 'Names'. 74,000 rows so presumably 74,000 names. Not tried it so hope the link is still active.

Follow this link

https://talk.operationwardiary.org/boards/BWD000000l/discussions/DWD0001559

Read the opening post if you want and then follow the Google drive link at the end to obtain either an html file or a text file which will import to a spreadsheet.

Wonder if other datasets are available.

TEW

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thank you all for you reply's, 

in will endeavour  to try to add to the list  

as i read some war diarys 

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