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Croix de Guerre

Tony Cox

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iam trying to find out if a Croix de Guerre is confirmed for this particular fellow,

his name is J Jacques number spr 101358 RE,the Croix de Guerre is attached to his ww1 trio.




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The only "J Jacques" in Maton's Honour the Recipients of Foreign Awards (which supposedly has all foreign awards announced in the London Gazette) is 18359 LCpl John Jacques, Scottish Rifles who received the French Croix de guerre in the London Gazette of 1 May 1917.

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The trio is confirmed to 101358 James Jacques. 


There are 26 pages of medical records for him listed under "Service Records" on Ancestry. He was serving with 149th Coy RE in February 1917 when he was struck in the left eye by a shell splinter. He was sent home for treatment to the ulcer that formed in the wound and was in Reading War Hospital. In April 1917 his medical status was downgraded to BII and he saw the war out at Bordon and Deepcut.  He was discharged in Feb 1919.  His trade was that of a bricklayer and he lived in Walthamstow, N.London.  He was older than most of his comrades being in his mid 40s.


No mention of a French medal, I'm afraid.



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