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James Smith enlisted as a Private in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 30 October 1914. He was posted into the 7th Battalion, the Pals, and given the service number 17365. The 7th Battalion moved to Whitchurch in the December.

James landed in Boulogne, France on 17 July 1915. The Battalion was part of 56th Brigade in 19th (Western) Division.

James was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for bravery in the field. The Bolton Chronicle published the following article on 26.1.1917

Pte 17365 James Smith L.N.L.Regt (Bolton).
“I was decorated on the field by one of our Generals as the Kings representative for gallantry, it was at the Ancre for displaying great courage and endurance by continually going out in the open and under heavy rifle fire and shell fire for wounded men and carrying them back to our lines. “

His award was in the London Gazette on 19 February 1917.

James was discharged due to wounds on 14 December 1918, he received the Silver War Badge number B159336 . James also received the 1914/15 star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

The Military Medal (MM) awarded to 17365 PTE. J. SMITH. 7/L.N.LANC.R

 

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