1914-15 Star, (PLY.14452. L. Cpl. R.M.L.I.). British War Medal, Victory Medal, (PLY. 14452. Pte. R.M.L.I.),Russian Medal of the Order of St. Stanislas Ply/ 14452 Lance Corporal J. W. G. Daniel, Royal Marine Light Infantry GVF
James was born 15.9.1888 at Bolton Piercy York and enlisted 4.3.1908 at York.
He first served in Deal and then Plymouth, H.M.S. Magnificent and H.M.S. Blake. 13th July 1914 he joined H.M.S. Jupiter on which he served until 9.5.1915 including her trip to Archangel in Russia as an icebreaker and made history by becoming the first ship ever to get through the ice into Archangel in winter. Her February arrival was the earliest in history. Jupiter was paid off and James returned to Plymouth May/June 1915. He then he saw service in the Mediterranean and on 6.9.1915 he accidentally drowned, whilst serving on the M20 (ist) Medal of the Order of ST. Stainislas (Russia)