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Pte James Kerton, Grenadier Guards


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I am seeking information about Pte James Kerton (7267), who joined the Grenadier Guards at the age of 18 in 1898 and served in the South Africa campaign. Born in Shepton Mallet in 1880, he served in Gibraltar before going to South Africa in 1900, returning home in 1902. He received the South Africa Medal and Clasp (Cape Colony) and the Transvaal King’s Medal and Clasps. He was discharged in 1910 and again in February 1914. I would like to know whether he went on to fight in the First World War. I have traced some records of his service on Ancestry, but there is no record of his service in the 1914-18 War.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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There doesn't seem to be a MIC card for him at TNA

Grant

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  • 2 weeks later...

He was discharged in 1910 and again in February 1914.

Burnett,

It looks very much like he was on some kind of reserve list from 1910 to 1914.

In the 1911 Census he is a Police Constable in South Shields with a wife and four children.

As you say, no indication of war service and I also cannot find a MIC.

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Burnett,

It looks very much like he was on some kind of reserve list from 1910 to 1914.

In the 1911 Census he is a Police Constable in South Shields with a wife and four children.

As you say, no indication of war service and I also cannot find a MIC.

Many thanks for the information, David. Sorry about the delay in getting back to you.

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