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Date Posted: 22:52:34 11/15/05 Tue
Author: fred
Subject: james henry fynn

I have just read a very interesting story about a J H Fynn he was a cornish man who moved to abertillery he was a member of the salvation army and a keen member of the life-saving scouts he volunteered to join the army in 1914 and served with the 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers.on 28th november 1915 he was on board a troop swhip heading for Mesopotamian (now known as Iraq)the official VC citation takes up the story telling how James on seeing several wounded men out in front of the trench he was in he went out bandaged their wounds under fire making several journeys to do so and then returnedto carry a badly wounded man to safety.He returned again aided by another man and brought in another badly wounded man.He was under continuous fire whilst carrying out this gallant work.James was killed on Friday 30th March 1917 in Baghdad.In the summer of 1917 his Father John Received hi sons Victoria Cross from King George V at a Royal Investiture in Hyde Park London

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