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James Eucibius Paulin

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1879
Lieu de naissance:
Notting Hill, Middlesex, Royaume-Uni, Angleterre

Informations générales

Profession:
Auction House Clerk

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Royaume-Uni, Angleterre
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Rifleman
Numéro de service:
473522
Incorporation nom de lieu:
City of London, County of London, Royaume-Uni, Angleterre
Unités:
 —  London Regiment, 1/12th Bn. (The Rangers)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
16/08/1917
Lieu de décès:
Casualty Clearing Stations, Brandhoek, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Âge:
38

Cimetière

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3
Parcelle: II
Rangée: B
Tombe: 10

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille — 17/06/1920
Victory Medal
Médaille — 17/06/1920

Complément d'informations

James was born in 1879 in Notting Hill, Middlesex. He was the son of Stephen and Hannah Paulin. James was married in 1904 with Lily Emma Down. Before he was conscripted James worked as an Auction Clerk. He served with the 1/12th Battalion London Regiment (The Rangers), part of the 168th (2nd London) Brigade of the 56th (1st London) Division.

The 56th Division participated in The Battle of Langemarck (16 August 1917), a phase of the Battle of Passchendaele and advanced from the Bellewaerde Ridge towards Polygon Wood. The 56th Division advanced with the 167th, 169th and 53rd Brigades. The 1/12th London Regiment were in reserve with most of the 168th Brigade.

Around noon the Battalion was ordered to move to the vicinity of Halfway House, where it remained till 7.30 p.m. In the meantime the main attack had been beaten back. The Rangers were placed at the disposal of the 169th Brigade and moved into support at the Tunnel Area near Clapham Junction. Moments later the German artillery started shelling the Division’s frontline. After one hour and a half of continuous artillery fire, the shelling died down. The 169th Brigade then ordered one Company to help hold Jargon Switch. But after deliberation only two platoons were sent up, as the switch was constantly targeted by the German artillery. The shell fire rendered it undesirable to station more men then absolutely necessary at the Jargon Switch position.

James Eucibius Paulin died on 16 August 1917. He was possibly mortally wounded during the 56th Division’s attack on Polygon Wood. James was evacuated to the Brandhoek Casualty Clearing Stations where he succumbed to his wounds. He was buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3. The 38-year old left behind a wife and a young family.

Fichiers 2

Sources 6

"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pg. 50-51.
Sources utilisées
"The Rangers' historical records: from 1859 to the conclusion of the Great War", Wheeler-Holohan A.V. and Wyatt C.M.G. (eds.) Londen, Chenies Street, s.d. pg. 133-140.
Sources utilisées
Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
Autre référence
CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/140363/paulin,-james-eucibius/
Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
War Diary London Regiment, 1/12th Bn. (The Rangers)
http://www.nmarchive.com/
Autre référence