war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Long Service (Cavalry of the line)

Attestation Of
5474 – J. A. G. Sarsons – Corps – Dragoons of the line.
Regiment selected 2nd Dragoon Guards.
James Alexander George Sarsons.
St. Andrews,
Age - 16 years – 4 months.
Occupation – Musician.
Have you resided out of your father’s house for 3 years? Yes, at the Gordon Boys Home, Dover.
Enlisted 5th February 1901 at Aldershot.
Examined for re-engagement 22nd day of January 1913. Considered Fit.
Next of kin – Mother Helen Sarsons, 23, Albert Road, Dover.
Younger sister Helen (no address – J)
Younger sister Alice 3, Eric Road, Buckland.
Joined at Aldershot.
Dragoons 2nd Posted Boy – 5-2-01.
Appointed Bandsman 28 November 03.
Granted 2nd Class G.C. badge. 
Re – engaged at Aldershot for Corps of Dragoons of the line to complete 21 years service – 22-1-1913. Bandsman – Re-posted.
Appointed L/Corp – 16-2-15.
Transferred L/Corp 20-4-17
 1st. Posted L/Corp 2-6-17.
Reverts to Pte. – own request 14/7/17.
Transferred D.A.G. Echelon – Pte 26/8/17.
Posted to M.G.C. Infantry – Field – 25/8/17.
Died of wounds 25/9/17.
Home from 5-2-01 to 24 March 1903.
South Africa from 25 March 03 to 23-1-08
Home from 7-1-05 to 14-8-14.
Active Service from 15-8-14 to 25-9-17.
Articles of private property to be despatched to
Miss Alice K. Sarsons,
3, Eric Road, Buckland, Dover. 6th April 1918.
No. 39763 Private James Alexander George Sarsons.
124th Company Machine Gun Corps.
24th June 1918.
I am directed to inform you that any such medals should be despatched by registered post to; the deceased’s mother.
Mrs Helen Sarsons,
c/o Mrs Steele,
47, Boston Avenue, Southend.

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