Countdown to Peace – an exhibition for WW1

33 days until Armistice

Brothers in Arms

Aidan James rowed for the VIII in 1908.  On leaving school, he went to Trinity College, Cambridge. He then joined the French Foreign Legion, serving with them in France in 1914-15.  He transferred to the British Army in 1915, serving with the Royal Field Artillery until 1920.  He was wounded twice and was awarded both the Military Cross and the Croix de Guerre.

Today we feature: Identity papers for Aidan James, 2me Régiment Etranger

 AND French passport, 1916. Although he was serving in the British Army in 1916, James retained his links with France