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    Default James Alexander BLACKWELL b c1893 (Lancs?)

    4 pages mis-filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363):

    James Alexander BLACKWELL joined up (Regt not clear) on 6 Sept 1914, declared age 21y 3m.
    Father: Samuel
    Home: Ammanford, Wales

    Awarded the Military Medal in 1916.
    Discharged 1919

    NB: freebmd suggests birth Q3 1893 Leigh - no proof that this is him

    Anc****y, MAR, pages 73-76

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    Fold3 has James Alexander Blackwell, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. I can't get further without money, methinks...

    His medal card shows him as 14463 Gunner James A Blackwell with the 15 Star, Victory & British medals and (in tiny little letters) the addition "+ MM". Got to France 8 Jul 1915.
    No service or pension records.

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    Two sets of documents on Findmypast, both pretty comprehensive. One relates mainly to JAB's service in RHA and RFA, the other to service in 4th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, when he remustered as an instructor. Information on residences, wife, children, etc.

    It's hard work ploughing through the pages, many of which are duplicated and triplicated!

    Peter

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