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James Warren Quartermaster Sergeant

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:51 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

James John Cogan Warren was born in 1916. He joined the army but during basic training, he got fed up with marching so when the commander asked if anyone had experience of administration James volunteered, even though he didn't actually have any. He became a Quartermaster Sergeant in the Royal Army Service Corps.

He went to Libya and Egypt with Montgomery, and after returning to the UK he went to Normandy on D-Day +5 at Gold Beach, and then on into Belgium. When they pitched tents in the grounds of a University a pretty young student named Suzanne came to ask what the latest news was, and a relationship began. They later married and Suzanne came to live in the UK.


Item list and details

1. Photograph of a group at barracks, James front row left. 2. Photograph of a larger group. 3. A hockey team in North Africa. 4. James in Belgium. 5. James and Suzanne in Belgium. 6. James and colleagues in Belgium. 7. James' discharge notice.

Person the story/items relate to

James John Cogan Warren

Person who shared the story/items

Philip Warren

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor


Type of submission

Shared at Ahmadiyyah Mosque Hall, Warwickshire on 7 October 2023. The event was organised by Leamington History Group.

Record ID

94452 | LEA065