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James Coombes - WWI
« on: Saturday 30 December 17 18:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone

My Great Grandmothers brother has on his headstone that he was awarded the MM in 1916 but so far I have been unable to find anything about this let alone any record of service.

Would anyone have any ideas please as to how I can find out more?

He was James Coombes 13 Dec 1895 - 05 Sep 1952.

Many thanks for any help  :)
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Re: James Coombes - WWI
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 December 17 19:32 GMT (UK) »
Do you know what regiment he served with?
A photo of his headstone and family portrait are on ancestry.co.uk

Photo:    st Bartholomew's church
Category:    Headstone
Attached To:    James Coombes (1895-1952)


Photo:    Coombes Brothers & Sisters
Category:    Portrait
Description:    Taken at one of their parents funeralsBack row L-R James%ehl% Alice Mary BillFront row L-RSusie Annie...
Attached To:    James Coombes (1895-1952)

and 24 Life Stories for "james coombes" on livesofthefirstworldwar.org
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Re: James Coombes - WWI
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 December 17 19:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi chinapaddy

Thanks for your reply, yes the group photo on ancestry came from me originally and the headstone from my cousin.

I've not seen that website you sent the link for so i'll take a look thanks :)
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Re: James Coombes - WWI
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 December 17 19:55 GMT (UK) »
It looks like this was him - British Army, Devonshire Regiment, Private, #10212
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Re: James Coombes - WWI
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 30 December 17 20:02 GMT (UK) »
If you still have a Paid account with Ancestry they have Military records and Medal Cards online.

otherwise there are some people on this site who are excellent at finding Military records
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Re: James Coombes - WWI
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 30 December 17 20:31 GMT (UK) »
10212 Private J Coombes Devonshire Regiment was awarded the MM, published in the London Gazette of 8 December 1916.

May be possible to dig out more in due course.  The LG does not have citations for Military Medals.

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Re: James Coombes - WWI
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 30 December 17 20:33 GMT (UK) »
Oh fantastic  :D  How did you find that out?

Most grateful for any help.

Regards

Kieran

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Re: James Coombes - WWI
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 30 December 17 20:53 GMT (UK) »
You can search for it yourself. London gazette then go to WW1 notices.


 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29854/supplement/12043

This link should take you to the result, but you can replicate the search yourself.
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Re: James Coombes - WWI
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 30 December 17 23:48 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that, any suggestions on how to find out why he received the MM?

Regards,

Kieran
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