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55868: Pass, to be absent from quarters, issued to James Cross

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Here Sapper Cross's unit is given as 3rd Divisional Signals Company, Welsh Army Corps ( ashort-lived Home Service formation).

Part of a large collection relating to Jim Cross, Broadway, Worcestershire. Before the First World War he was a postman in Hereford, joining the army as a ˜sapper' (service number 62966) in the Royal Engineer (Signals) in January 1915. The collection includes artefacts from Serjeant James Cross' service as a despatch rider, and his memoirs “ dictated in his 90s in the 1980s-90s to his second wife, Jill. The memoirs are based on Jim's diaries from 1915, 1917 and 1918. Sjt. Cross served overseas in the 38th (Welsh) Division Signalling Company, and was later attached to Headquaters, Royal Artillery, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division.

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Subject

Cross, James

Date

27th February 1915

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1918

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Official document

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Alun Edwards | Mrs Jill Cross

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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