GRO v FreeBMD for records?

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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I am rechecking family records for some which I'd not entered into Family file yet. As I do I like to enter a GRO or F.BMD record along with the name.

    Today I found this in GRO, & knew it to be incorrect.
    "CARTWRIGHT, JAMES DAVID x TUPPER "
    GRO Reference:1874 S Quarter in SAINT OLAVE SOUTHWARK Volume 01D Page 249.
    The name Daniel is used often in the family & was once changed to David in a marriage but the groom signed as 'Daniel'. These names are often confused if writing is bad I have seen before.
    This from FreeBMD
    1874 James Daniel.PNG

    So, Which one do I use in my Legacy files? Or do I use both with some kind of explanation, perhaps as an AKA?

    I have the idea that the GRO like to be thought of as 'the right one', but even they can make mistakes. :(
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    I would use both with some kind of explanation. If I have a baptism I use that name and then an explanation as to them using a different name.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Thanks Sis, I agree, perhaps will mention difficult writing in some registers.

    Hmmm, just found him in Canada, war graves & wow! with photo.

    BURIAL: - Fraser Cemetery
    New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada

    What a lovely day I am having. :D
     
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    His baptism gives "DANIEL" as his second name. (transcript only)

    James Daniel Cartwright
    Birth date: 30th June 1874
    Baptism date: 4th August 1875, St Crispin, Bermondsey, Surrey
    Father's first name(s): James William
    Mother's first name(s): Martha
     
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    His attestation papers for WW1 can be found here

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     https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/list.aspx?SurnameSearch=cartwright&GivenNameSearch=james&RegimentNum=76202&
     
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    His army record is on FMP. he joined in 1891

    James Daniel Cartwright
    Birth parish: Bermondsey
    Service number: 3629, East Surrey Regiment
    Attestation date: 11 Sep 1891
    Attestation age years: 18, months: 1
    Discharge corps: East Surrey Regiment
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    thanks Chimp. have let my FM sub go for a while, so many on Anc. now extra with 'forces' or such, not going that way. I do have his Canadian attestation.
     
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