IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
Private James Norval PAUL MM and Bar for his grandson James Paul
born on 18/02/1881
Buchanan Estate, South Avenue, Gargowan Lodge, Kilmaronock, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Death on 20/02/1958
East Gate Tulliallan Road, Kincardine on Forth, Fifeshire, Scotland.
15 th March 1919
Stirling Observer Newspaper, Scotland
Photo and article: PRIVATE JAS PAUL, 1st SCOTS GUARDS, KILLEARN DOUBLE MEDALLIST.
"When war broke out August, 1914, Mr James Paul was employed as head gamekeeper to Sir Archibald Edmonstone, Bart. of Duntreath, and in due course "joined up"to help his country in her struggle against Germany.
He enlisted in that fine regiment, the Scots Guards, and went with it to France, where, at the battle of the Somme in 1917, he won the Military Medal for bravery in the field.
Again he was "recommended" in September, 1918, and received a bar to his medal at Ypres.
Private Paul was a Lewis gunner, and came through a lot of heavy fighting, being wounded at Cambrai in October, 1918.
He was offered promotion on several occasions, but declined it stating he was only a soldier for the duration of the war, and he has now returned."
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