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thetrenchrat22   
thetrenchrat22

Anybody seen the new CWGC website, which came online today

 

looks ok on mobilephone but not tried on mainframe 

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Gareth Davies   
Gareth Davies

I am finding searching for casualties takes longer. Might be lack of familiarity rather than anything fundamentally wrong with the new design. 

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pioneecorps   
pioneecorps

I just did a search on "new CWGC", and typed in my great uncle surname and it worked for me.

 

Gerwyn

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Terry_Reeves   
Terry_Reeves

I haven't explored it all but it seems to be very slick compared with the previous mark.

 

TR

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micks   
micks

Has the commission removed the grave registration reports ?

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thetrenchrat22   
thetrenchrat22

No there still showing on search from a mobile phone 

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mandy hall   
mandy hall

Anyone checked if their links still work?

 

Mandy

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RaySearching   
RaySearching

Still accessible as normal on Geoffs search engine,  although straight to the new interface with the  required search result/ results

 

 

 

Ray

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johnboy   
johnboy

seems to work well

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micks   
micks

Alan 

thanks for that

 

For some reason they still haven't included the details for 2/Lt Swallow

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thetrenchrat22   
thetrenchrat22

Looking at the CWGC website for the details of a grave I was standing out this morning, I was able to export the results 

 

this afternoon, looking at a different grave.  Noticed the difference in the website but unable to export the results via a mobilephone.  

 

Went to the new CWGC place by the menin gate and that they weren't aware of the new website until they noticed a difference.  

 

Works ok on a mobilephone apart from exporting the results 

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RaySearching   
RaySearching
7 minutes ago, micks said:

Alan 

thanks for that

 

For some reason they still haven't included the details for 2/Lt Swallow

 

 

This 2nd lt Swallow ?

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Ray

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thetrenchrat22   
thetrenchrat22

It looks like you can add a photo to a deceased page. 

 

So when I spoke to the CWGC staff, they were unsure of this facility but sent an email to Maidenhead with my great great uncles photo attached 

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micks   
micks

Hi Ray

I was referring to the burial return. There was a re-dedication for 2/LT Swallow in July and they haven't yet included the report.

 

 

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Margosh   
Margosh
1 hour ago, Gareth Davies said:

I am finding searching for casualties takes longer. Might be lack of familiarity rather than anything fundamentally wrong with the new design. 

 

I just took a look at the new site. It seems the filters have been reduced making it harder to locate specific unit/battalion details. It is possible to 'sort' alphabetically by Regiment but I did find the option to fiter to one particular unit a great help on the old site (I looked for those who were in same units as relatives before visiting relevant cemeteries). I can still do it but will take longer.

Otherwise it looks good. I am using my main laptop at the moment.

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thetrenchrat22   
thetrenchrat22

If you can add a photo, would it be possible to add an family inscription to the website only 

 

just sent an email to enquiry about this

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PaulC78   
PaulC78

The placeholder images are meant for headstone photos according to Terry Denham, it's a feature that's been pushed back for now but will be used eventually. I'm guessing this is why they severed ties with TWGPP last year?

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keithfazzani   
keithfazzani

Just finished some work on it. A little strange at first but once you have worked out where things are it seemed very good and as someone said "slicker" than the old site.

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John_Hartley   
John_Hartley

A new piece of information now available on a man's record is any family inscription on the headstone.

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charlie2   
charlie2

Not all the GRR's have been uploaded. On the old version there were two for my relative, the working GRR and the Final GRR now there is only one which shows only his uncorrected date of death.

 

 

Charlie

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charlie962   
charlie962
8 minutes ago, charlie2 said:

Not all the GRR's have been uploaded.

Given that errors are not infrequent, this is an important omission. I have a similar soldiers record where the draft was correct but the final misspelt his name so doesn't come up in a search. Only by reference to the draft could I be sure it was the correct man.

Any plans to include later?

Edited by charlie962

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Acknown   
Acknown

The way the GRRs and headstone details 'pop out' at a size that is legible, rather than holding a 'magnifying glass' over it or downloading the file, is much better. 

Acknown

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johntanner   
johntanner

Well, just searched for casualties at Heilly Station Cem, and it includes the Germans buried there, so we may have more than before.

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chaz   
chaz

cemetery search is a bit different, also same problem with searching as before. you have to spell correctly. if misspelt or has been incorrectly put on the data base it comes up nothing found, wish it would give possible options instead,

one instance, I put in La as written on a web site Ive down loaded from and its Le on cwgc search. 

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1RGLI@cwgsy.net   
1RGLI@cwgsy.net

The biggest new change is the login CWGF Supporter Subscription.... Wonder where this is all leading..... probably more changes under the bonnet planned....

 

Mark.

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