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MilHist coordinator elections[edit]

Hi Dumelow, is there any chance I could tempt you to put your hat into the ring at [[[Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators/September 2014]]? It's not a huge commitment when there are a dozen of us and I think you'd be good at it—you're sensible and level-headed, you've got plenty of experience, and it would be good to have some new blood on the coord team. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 21:04, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for thinking of me Harry. I will mull it over for a while and take a look at some of the co-ordinators' tasks. I have a lot on workwise at the moment - have nowhere near as much free-time as I used to and I wouldn't want to commit half-heartedly to it - Dumelow (talk) 14:24, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Mike Cottell[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CII, September 2014[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:06, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 September 2014[edit]

Congratulations![edit]

Coordinator of the Military History Project, September 2014 – September 2015

Hi Dumelow, in recognition of your successful election as a co-ordinator of the Military History Project for the next year, please accept these co-ord stars. Thanks for standing and all the best for the coming year. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 11:55, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 109th (Aberdeenshire) Regiment of Foot[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:03, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

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Paul Emile Diou...[edit]

Dumelow,

I feel so guilty about the DYK with Paul Emile Diou. I'm sorry for wasting so much time about the whole notability issue. At any rate, it is now GTG and should finally appear on the main page. Cheers! Étienne Dolet (talk) 06:30, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

No problem, mate. I am glad we were able to settle the matter one way or the other. To be honest it is a fine line with some of the generals I have researched as to whether there are enough secondary sources available to provide sufficient coverage and Diou was close to that. Glad we came to an agreement anyway. Many thanks. PS - think I have solved the name-related confusion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history#Please help me find the name of these medals! - Dumelow (talk) 18:28, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 October 2014[edit]

Kasino point[edit]

Thank you for deleting the page now it's been superseded. I am working on Capture of La Boisselle here User:Keith-264/sandbox5 and wonder if Lochnagar mine should be treated the same way. I notice thought that it has a Commons page and wonder if the photos can be moved or incorporated into the Commons page for Capture of La Boisselle if the Lochnagar page is deleted? It's a detail a little beyond my Wikimojo.Keith-264 (talk) 08:45, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

No problem. I have just redirected the page to the Montauban article as I forgot to do so when I deleted it. I am not sure about the Lochnagar page, I think it has sufficient notability to stand alone. The site is a popular stop on tours of the Western Front and receives some 75,000 visitors a year (I visited myself some years back). The article should contain more about its importance as a war memorial than it does at the moment, with the La Boisselle page containing more of the information about the actual mine and subsequent engagements, I think - Dumelow (talk) 09:14, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

OKKeith-264 (talk) 10:20, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

How about this one? Sausage ValleyKeith-264 (talk) 21:25, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
I've done a bit of shifting about, to add material to the Lochnagar page but don't have anything about commemoration I'm afraid, apart from the External links I've added so I'll ask around.Keith-264 (talk) 10:08, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Nice work on the expansion Keith. I'll take a look and see if I can help out a little. Not sure about Sausage Valley, maybe it has enough stand-alone notability (it is mentioned in a lot of sources but I am not sure about depth of coverage). It might, perhaps, be worthwhile canvassing wider opinion over at the milhist talkpage - Dumelow (talk) 10:36, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Paul Emile Diou[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014[edit]

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WP:RX[edit]

Hi. Are you still looking for copies of the articles you listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Resource Exchange/Resource Request#Genealogy Bank? While I do not have access to Genealogybank.com, I can try and source these articles for you. Please let me know. Regards,  NQ  talk 10:06, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

NQ, that's brilliant thankyou! If you have any luck with any of the others I would much appreciate whatever you can find. Many thanks for your help - Dumelow (talk) 18:37, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately, since I can only see the Genealogy bank raw links and not the actual reference, I was not able to get you all the links you requested. From what little I could find, listed in chronological order:
If you have a specific newspaper citation in mind, do let me know. Regards,  NQ  talk 11:48, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
That is wonderful, thank you very much indeed! I think you have most of the best ones there. If I find any others I will let you know. Thanks again - Dumelow (talk) 19:33, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
"Uncle Sam's Pawnshop Victims". The Washington Post. 8 Aug 1909. p. 1. Retrieved October 24, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication - free to read

September-October 2014 backlog reduction drive[edit]

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By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your contributions to the WikiProject's September–October 2014 backlog reduction drive, I hereby award you this Military history WikiProject award. Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 05:40, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 22 October 2014[edit]

Neil Douglas Findlay[edit]

This is to let you know I've reviewed this article's DYK, and approved it. Well done :)! Snuggums (talk / edits) 20:49, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Battle of Rossignol[edit]

Hi I read this article yesterday. It is good to see 1914 battles getting the attention they deserve. Just one thing: I don't get from the aftermath how this equated to a decisive victory. There doesn't seem to have been any operational side effects. Tactically it seems to have been a comprehensive defeat for the French. Perhaps it should be just victory? Dapi89 (talk) 20:15, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Glad you enjoyed it! I wrote it a little while back so the details aren't particularly vivid in my memory. However you are probably correct, I don't think there was much of an effect on the wider Battle of the Frontiers except that it effectively knocked out one of the best units of the French Army. I have no objections if you want to change the infobox (these things are always subjective anyway), regards - Dumelow (talk) 21:13, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
I'd rather not. If, as you say, you need to re-visit the literature you might find that actually it did. And I don't have any of it, so I can't really. I was just asking as a matter of passing interest. But its something you might want to bare in mind lest the reviewer asks. Dapi89 (talk) 14:22, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
No problem, I intend to give it a once-over it when I get the chance. Thanks for your interest - Dumelow (talk) 18:18, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 October 2014[edit]

Your GA nomination of Battle of Rossignol[edit]

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add notice[edit]

DYK for Newton Adams[edit]

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William Spencer Anderson DYK[edit]

Approved.Georgejdorner (talk) 02:26, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 05 November 2014[edit]

DYK for William Spencer Anderson[edit]

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DYK for Neil Douglas Findlay[edit]

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Richard Mohun[edit]

Hi, I was able to access the Genealogy Bank links you posted at WP:RX. Most of them are duplicates of Congo Cannibals Routed. There is an article from November 5, 1893 of the New York Herald titled "*Hunting down Slave Traders" and another from the July 14, 1897 edition of Emporia Gazette titled "Attended by a leopard. The United States Consul to Zanzibar Creates a Sensation" that looks promising. Please email me for the Pdfs. Regards, - NQ (talk) 22:18, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Great work on the article btw, and you started working on it in 2008! - NQ (talk) 22:24, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, email on the way. It's an article I started way back when I was improving Anglo-Zanzibar War to FA status and I have kept coming back to it since. He's an interesting character with plenty of stories to delve into. I would love to eventually improve the article to FA - Dumelow (talk) 22:32, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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