Certificate of congratulations on the award of Military Medal for James Parnell
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|Author||Rawlinson, General Sir H.L.|
|Title||Certificate of congratulations on the award of Military Medal for James Parnell|
|Notes||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.
|Item Date||13th June 1918|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Ferrens Art Gallery, Hull submissions day 31st May 2008)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Joyce Hunt|