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James Harries


Gareth Davies
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The Cwmllynfell War Memorial has 13 Great War names on it, one of whom is James Harries of the US Army (or American Army as it is written on the memorial).  How did a lad from the Swansea Valleys end up fighting for Uncle Sam?

 

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Possibly emigrated before the war? depending on his age 1901 and 1911 census may show if he was still in swansea for those years,Fmp have emigration records.

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A few James Harries in the emigration records - as a first guess I'd say the man born 1886 and  who landed in New York in 1913 could be worth a look.

 

Actually, looking at the draft records there is a James William Harries from 'Cromelynfell' in Glamorgan - born 23 Sep 1890.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDG-WPDR

 

Craig

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Cromelynfell doesn't appear to exist and could easily be a corruption of Cwmllynfell so I think you have found him, thank you.

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Closer inspection of the original document shows that he was indeed born in Cwmllynfell. Thank you.

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