James Edward Maddox MM, Albert Medal

1893 Jul 10. Born Wellington (Shropshire)

1901 census at Road Cottage, Upton Magna, Somerwood, Shropshire

1911 census at 1 Drury Lane Rodington, Wellington , Shropshire

1915 May 22. Landed in France

1916 Dec 8. MM gazetted. SLI . 10773 Cpl. (Actg. Sjt.) J. E. Maddox, Shrops.

1917 Jul 31. Commissioned 2nd Lt.

1919 Apr 25. The KING has been pleased to award the Albert Medal in each of the following cases in recognition of gallantry displayed in saving life :— Lieutenant James Edward Maddox, M.M., 24th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. On 27th September 1918, Lieutenant Maddox was instructing a class in throwing live bombs. One of the men, after withdrawing the pin from a Mills No. V Mark 1 Grenade, accidentally dropped the grenade in the trench, and then, apparently through fright, fell on it. Lieutenant Maddox, with great presence of mind, immediately pulled the man off the grenade, seized it, and threw it over the parapet, where it exploded almost immediately. By his prompt and courageous action Lieutenant Maddox undoubtedly saved the man's life.

1920 Dec 13. Joined ADRIC with service no 1247. Posted to E Coy

1921 Jun 4. Promoted Section Leader

1921 Jul 2. Posted to Depot

1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1926 Dec 17. He was living in Lichfield in 1925 - see MIC

1939 Register Living at 3 Sherlowe Lane , Wellington, Shropshire. with wife Constance G Maddox, He is a Builders Labourer

1954 Jun/Sep Died Shrewsbury, Shropshire aged 61

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