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Lt J.A.Struthers. 20th D.L.I.


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Greetings from the Royal Forest of Sherwood

I have started another research project and would appreciate some assistance.

Lt J.A.STRUTHERS 20th D.L.I.    I can find next to no information on him.

I believe that he was wounded on 12/13 September 1916 and that is all that I have.

So if any of you great folk can assist I would be most grateful


                                        Hope that you are all keeping well and safe .


                                                           Old Robin Hood






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Born 1895.

On October 5th, 1916 he was admitted as wounded to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital, Millbank. 

   Seems to be one of the most dreaded wounds.





On 21st December 1917 he was admitted to Catterick Military Hospital, again GSW, buttock.

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Could it be James Arthur Struthers you are looking at/for?

20th and 3rd DLI

MIC at the NA https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D5430988 also at ancestry

Looks like there should be a Silver War Badge

:-) M


Edit: there seems to be a Pension Card for a T/Capt. James Arthur Struthers. 3rd Bn DLI but no other info beyond OA 136583 on the card

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If I have the right man, he was from Paddington, qualified as a doctor after the war,

and married in June 1925.

I'm relieved to report, he and his wife appear to have had two children.

Courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive. 



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49 minutes ago, sadbrewer said:

qualified as a doctor after the war,

A medical practitioner of 6 Elsworthy Road, Primrose hill, in the County of London by the name of James Arthur Struthers is an executor of the estate of a Mrs Mabel Anne Langford in 1939

Search London Gazette under "James Arthur Struthers", "James A Struthers" and "J A Struthers" and you will find https://www.thegazette.co.uk

Along with his military career entries - always presuming we are on the track of the right man.

:-) M

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Greeting from Sherwood


Very many thanks for the information . A very great help . The term "Shooting at the Butts " will never be the same again.



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