SWARBRICK, James  681145

Medal Index Card:

Swarbrick James, Royal Field Artillery, Gunner Acting Bombardier, 681145     2A Reserve Brigade

SWB List RA/4867
[No other medal entitlement recorded]

Extract from WO 329/2981

681145 Gunner A/Bombardier Swarbrick, James
Discharged from: 2A Reserve Brigade
Badge number: 492849
Enlisted: 14th September 1915
Discharged: 8th April 1919
Sick – Para 392 xvi a
Had not served overseas

Information from Pension Record:

Pensioner’s Record Card
Swarbrick Jas Bombardier RFA 681145 Year of birth 1898 [sic]
Date of enlistment 14th September 1915

Examined 14th September 1915 – passed A1
Enlisted 14th September 1915 at Preston

Declared age: 19 years 28 days
Trade: clerk
Height 5 feet 5 inches

Joined on enlistment: 3/2 West Lancashire Brigade RFA
Transferred to 394 Battery RFA 681145

Invaliding disability – D. A. H. [Disordered Action of the Heart]

Date of origin: 1917
Cause of disability: Act Service Condition
Degree of disablement: 20%

Date of discharge: 8th April 1919

Medical report dated 10th March 1919
D. A. H. 7 rs [?] Attrib 7 rs 20%
Complains of shortness of breath & sciatica – dizziness
General condition – fair not [illegible word]
Teeth and tongue – good

James Swarbrick was born on the 25th April 1898 in Preston, the fifth of five children born to James and Sarah [Long] Swarbrick. In the 1911 census that James Swarbrick was living with his widowed mother, his sister Margaret and brother George at 39, Connaught Road, Preston. James was still at school at that date. George Swarbrick died in 1912 [an older brother, Richard, had died in 1889]; Ernest Swarbrick, another brother, is thought to have served with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
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