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Service in the RAMC
War Service in Oxford
Territorial Force (One year's Embodied Service at Home) Attestation of James Freeman Massey; birth certificate of James Freeman Massey; Roll of Individuals entitled to the 'War Badge'; post card photograph of James Massey (photocopy).
My great grandfather, James Freeman Massey, joined the Royal Army Medical Corps May in 1915; he had been a college servant (the attestation does not say which college) and he said he was 48 years and 10 months at the time, although according to his birth certificate he would have been 53, almost 54. During the war, he worked as an orderly at the Somerville Section, 3rd Southern General Hospital in Oxford, which was the hospital for wounded officers in Somerville College. He was discharged in September 1917.