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Private J.E. McIntosh: WWI

Private J.E. McIntosh: WWI

My grandfather, James Edward McIntosh, 13th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (with the 5th Division) in his uniform.

At one point, he was declared "missing and presumed killed". He and his men had gone in to collect the wounded in an area that had been previously held by the Germans. There was a shelling and someone reported that they had seen a shell land where my grandfather and his men had been seen walking. It took them three days to get back to their unit and in the meantime, a telegram had been sent to my great-grandmother. My grandfather tried to get a telegram to his mother but there was a "push" on and no personal messages were allowed. It was another few days before he could send a telegram telling his family he was alive and well. View full size.

The 5th Division.

J.E. McIntosh medals

I bought a set of medals on eBay recently and when I came across your post I suspect they're your grandfather's. Looking at his medal index card he seems to be the only James E McIntosh in the RAMC. I'd be happy to return them back to you/your family; let me know if you're interested!

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