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54033: Certificate of congratulations on the award of Military Medal for James Parnell

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Certificate signed by General Sir H.L. Rawlinson.

Part of a collection relating to James (Jimmy) Arthur Parnell. He had a tough life as a child. One of two children whose parents had both died by the time he was 14 years old. He looked after his sister, and to earn more for them he joined-up at the age of 16 (two years under age) - private, 39503, East Yorkshire regiment and then transferred in to the West Yorkshire regiment. He won the Military Medal in March 1918 during the Allied retreat - wounded - he lost two fingers from his right hand.

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Creator

Rawlinson, General Sir H.L.

Subject

Parnell, James

Date

13th June 1918

Date Created

30/03/1919

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1919

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Official document

Contributor

Admin | Alun Edwards | Joyce Hunt

Submission Event

Ferrens Art Gallery, Hull Submission Day, 31st May 2008

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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