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Offline MaecW

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Re: Requesting Information about Crest, Motto and Person of Interest (c.1800s)
« Reply #9 on: Monday 17 October 16 12:49 BST (UK) »
There is a Medal Index card for a J.C. Pain recording his qualification for the 1914/15 Star. Theatre of War given as "France", qualifying date 17-9-15. It also has the note "M.C." without further detail.
He is listed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Intelligence Corps and then as a Lieutenant in the 2/10 Scots Guards.
Oddly, I have been unable to find any of the London Gazette entries for his Commission, promotion, or decoration, but the Gazette search can be erratic at times.
There are also details on Ancestry of what appears to be his membership of several Masonic Lodges in the Far East in the 1920s, by which time his occupation has become Sales Representive.
He certainly seems to have led an interesting life.

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Re: Requesting Information about Crest, Motto and Person of Interest (c.1800s)
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 18 October 16 22:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Maec,

Thank you for providing further information about J. C. Having shifted from what seems as a successful military career to working as a sales representative does make one wonder... Someone at a different forum advised me Mr. J. C. may have gone bankrupt at one point in his life, which might explain him becoming a salesperon:

"There is a record of his dad having a BA from Cambridge looks like he may have been a Lawyer. Also think he went bankrupt."

I wonder if James had any children if he has any descendants who live nowadays. Will be interesting to know if and what legacy he left behind which currently remains 🙂

-Sharon

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