Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
CQMS James ROY. 3/9408
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CQMS James ROY, 3/9408.
A g-grandson of James Roy, Christopher Roy-Toole has provided information on CQMS Roy, in addition to a photo of his g-grandfather refereeing a boxing tournament of men of the 6th Battalion, - which can be viewed by selecting the thumbnail image above. Additionally, James Roy's Pension Record exists in the National Archives, and data from this is included.
James Roy was born ca 1879 in Middlesbrough.
He enlisted in the Coldstream Guards on 26 October 1898 (Service No 2108) and served in South Africa. His campaign medal from the Boer War includes the clasps denoting service in the Transvaal, Orange Free State, and Cape Colony.
He was discharged from the Coldstream Guards on 25 October 1910.
On 12 August 1914 he enlisted in the 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
He fought with the Battalion at Gallipoli, and survived unscathed.
In July 1916 he was posted with the Battalion to France and fought with them until 22 January 1917 when he was wounded (bullet in the ankle).
He was posted back home and served with the Yorkshire Regiment until discharged in November 1917 due to his wounds.
He died "sometime in the 1960s". (Q1 1960, in Christchurch, Hants?)
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