Gareth Davies Posted 7 February , 2018 Share Posted 7 February , 2018 I am helping @dgibson150with a project/challenge. Before I go into battle I wan't to make sure I have my facts straight. From what David has told me I know the following about James Caven. There are gaps (including: where was he in 1911, did he have prior service, why was he discharged 4 days before he died). Any additional information much appreciated. JC has appeared previously in 2 threads and these are linked at the bottom. James Caven Birth: Inch, Wigtownshire 14 Jan 1892 Father: James, domestic coachman. Later beer bottler. Mother: Marion. Died between 1901 and 1906. Step-Mother: Mary. Siblings: Peter served in the Royal Artillery in WW1 and was awarded the DCM and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. Robert. 2 x ½ brothers (Alexander & Ronald) Childhood: His family seems to have remained in Scotland throughout James’ childhood. 1901 Census – living in Inch (aged 9) with parents. 1911 Census - Missing from census as is his brother Peter but brother Robert and 2 half-brothers are living with James (the father) in Inch. Service Record: · 19343 Pte Royal Scots Fusiliers · To France 28 June 1915 · Tfrd to Heavy Branch MGC in Feb 17. To I Bn. 95077, · Mentioned in despatches (LG 27/12/1918) CSM 9th Battalion. · MSM (LG 30/5/1919) RSM 9th Battalion · Medaille d'Honneur (LG 12/12/1919) Company Serjeant-Major (temporary Regimental Serjeant-Major) 9th Battalion Tank Corps. · Discharged under Para 392 (XVI) [No longer physically fit for war service] on 5 Feb 1920, 4 days before his death. Died: 9 Feb 1920 of Pulmonary and Laryngeal Tuberculosis at Edinburgh City Hospital for Infectious Diseases. @dgibson150 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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