NEWTOWN REMEMBERS Commemorating 100 years since the First World War
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John Henry Jarman

Birth: 11892
Death: 25/8/1918
Regiment: 15087 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards
Battles: Western Front
Killed: 25/08/1918 in France


John was a son of John, a leather worker, and Annie. He had 3 brothers & 3 sisters & lived at home. He was a tailor at the RWW. He was posted to France, returned with 'enteric fever' but returned to the front & received several promotions. During one attack his captain & another officer became casualties so John took charge. He gained their objective by capturing 5 machine guns & 30 prisoners. He was shot in the head at St Leger and was postumously awarded the DCM for gallantry in the field on 25/8/1918. His citation emphasised that 'his magnificent example of fortitude was worthy of the highest praise' He is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Calais and St David's Church.

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