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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Carlton, Worksop, Notts
James Stout was born in 1896 in Carlton, near Worksop Notts. He had two elder siblings, Ernest born in Worksop in 1892 and Beryl born in 1894. The parents of the trio were Henry G Stout, a colliery labourer and pit sinker, and Ann Buckby, a native of Grantham, who had married in Worksop in 1890. In 1901 they were all living at 89 Cheapside, Worksop. In 1904, their mother, Ann, died at the age of 39 and in 1911, Henry also died age 47. It is reported that James was residing at Sutterton, Lincolnshire prior to the declaration of war but returned to enlist at Worksop. His brother Ernest, was his next of kin whilst James was in the army, and received his medals after the war consisting of his 1915 Star, Victory and British Medal and his DCM.
02 Apr 1918
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10642
Private
  • DCM DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Record of 10642 Pte James Stout Home 31/8/1914 to 30/6/1915 Med Force 1/7/1915 to 8/7/1916 France 9/7/1916 to 2/4/1918 Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal in the Dardanelles 2/2/1916 – London Gazette No. 29460 Awardes 72 hrs F.I. No. ! for insubordination at Sidi Bashr. 19/2/1916 Embarked per “Huntspill” Alexandria 2/7/1916 Disembarked per “Huntspill” Marsalles 9/7/1916 Wounded in Action in the field 31/7/1916 Admitted (GSW face & thigh) 31/7/1916 Admitted Stn. Hos. (GSW face) Haore 2/8/1916 Admitted 9 Gen. Hos. (eye & knee) Rouen 5/8/1916 Joined ex 9 Gen Beaumarais 22/8/1916 Re-joined field 7/9/1916 Citation of 10642 Pte J Stout for Distinguished Conduct Medal Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as stretcher bearer. When nearly all the garrison of a strong point were killed and wounded, he organised and carried out the evacuation of the wounded, making several journeys himself under heavy shell fire. Finally, he returned when all the wounded had been bought in and made a further thorough search of the shelled area. His splendid example of devotion and fearlessness greatly inspired all the other stretcher bearers, who were ready to follow him anywhere. (25/8/1917) BAR Pte. James Stout Worksop Guardian 3 May 1918 Worksop people will hear with great regret that one of her hero sons, Pte. James Stout, D.C.M., Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on April 2nd. Official intimation of the event has just reached the deceased soldiers uncle, Mr. J. J. Stout, Cross Keys Inn, Potter Street, with whom the deceased had lived since the death of his parents. Pte. Stout who was 22 years of age, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G.H.Stout, of Clinton Street. He enlisted in August 1914, and after serving in Gallipoli, he was drafted to France, where he greatly distinguished himself for his heroism. He was awarded the D.C.M., and Bar in recognition of his conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer. When all the garrison of a strong point were killed and wounded he made several journeys, himself under heavy shell fire, he returned when all the wounded had been brought in, and made a further thorough search of the shelled area. His splendid example of devotion and fearlessness greatly inspired all the other stretcher bearers, who were ready to follow him anywhere. The gallant soldier was presented with a medal and bar by Col. G.S.Foljambe at Worksop on January 30th last. Shortly after that presentation Pte. Stout rejoined his regiment in the fighting zone and it is in entire beginning with his career that he met his death in a brave endeavour to rescue a wounded officer. He was a brave and noble lad, one of the boys of whom Worksop may well be proud and whose memory will no doubt be an inspiration to our other gallant boys who are doing their duty against great odds. Sincere sympathy is felt with Pte. Stouts relatives.
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    James Stout - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.