Remembering Jim, by Jill Cross
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|Title||Remembering Jim, by Jill Cross|
|Notes||This is an extract from Remembering Jim a companion volume to a ˜book' that Jill Cross published privately in 1995 (The Memories of Jim Cross based primarily on Jim's diaries from 1915, 1916 and 1918, during his service in France as a signaller in the Royal Engineers). This was written in 1998 so that Jill could try to record all the additional anecdotes and stories which were not included in those memories of his earlier life. It includes photographs of Jim and his first wife.|
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.
|Item Date||1914 - 1919|
|Item medium||Text: Memoir|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Mrs Jill Cross|