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TERRY, James Henry (c1892-1938) – Royal Field Artillery

PS-TERRY%20James%20Henry.jpgDriver James Henry Terry (c1892-1938) moved to Wickhamford at some point during the First World War.

James lived in Saintbury at the time of his enlistment in the Royal Field Artillery (No 93825) on 8th February 1915.  His rank of ‘Driver’ indicates that he was responsible for the pair of horses that pulled a field gun. He only served for 72 days and was deemed unfit for military service, although of he was of good character.  He was discharged on 20th April 1915.   When he applied for his service badge, in December 1917, he was living at No. 7 Pitchers Hill, Wickhamford.  He had married Fanny Clements in 1913.  School records reveal that his daughter, Norah Annie, enrolled at Badsey Council School in September 1918 but left two months later when the family left Wickhamford.