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James Dendle Raikes (1 Story)

Date Birth: --/--/1895Father: John RaikesMother: Carry RaikesSiblings: John Reakes Junior, Robert Reakes, Annie Reakes, Emily Reakes, Alice Reakes, Date Marriage: 25/08/1919Spouse: Clara Phyllis HinchcliffeDate Death: 11/10/1964Age Actual: 69Rank: SergeantService Type: ArmyBattalion: 1/5Regiment: 5th King’s Own Yorkshire Light InfantryService Number: 3357Service Record: Dispatched to France - April 1915 Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) in 1916 for acts of gallantry in the face of the enemy Citation states ‘displayed great courage’ by carrying a wounded man from the enemy wire in daylight and under heavy fire. Discharged from the Army on 20 August 1917. Received gold watch for military distinctions during the First World War shortly afterwards.Census Years: 1911

Died in South Elmsall