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The medal card for James Headley from Barbados. It was issued to 36-37 Maria Street, Cardiff. James served as a cook aboard merchant ships both during and after the war. According to his granddaughter, Lesley Clarke, he had served on a British ship which was torpedoed by a German submarine. He was taken prisoner by the Germans, who apparently treated him well. When he returned to Britain he was awarded two bronze medals for bravery.

First World War Mercantile Marine Medals and the British War Medal, ref: BT 351/1/47899, The National Archives, Kew.

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