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James Cron Regt # 1585
Donated by Geoff Martin

James Matthew Cron, student, age 19 attested June 4, 1915 in St. John's. He was 5 feet 4 inches tall, 115 pounds, with a fresh skin, light brown hair and blue eyes. He had a scar on the little finger of his right hand. His regiment number was 1585.

Embarked for UK Jun. 17, 1915. Embarked for BEF April 4 1916. Joined battalion April 26. Evacuated to hospital with German measles May 19. ??? to duty May 30. Wounded Beaumont Hamel Jul 1. Admitted ??? gun shot wound right hip Jul. 3. Invalided to England Jul. 4. Admitted 3rd London General Hospital Wandsworth Jul. 4. Discharged hospital Aug. 16. Embarked Southampton for BEF Feb. 15, 1917. Joined battalion Mar. 6. Officially reported missing Apr. 4. Killed in action Monchy Apr. 4, 1917.

Telegram sent to Reverend Coffin
Letter by James Cron senior re seeking more information on death of son

Letter by James Cron senior re situation of young deceased soldiers
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