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J V Thomas – Camborne

It’s two years now since the centenary of the end of World War One. But our research on uncovering local stories continues. J.V. Thomas is the latest soldier to be profiled on our our dedicated website Heart of Conflict.

John Vandersluys Thomas (known as J. V.) played rugby for Camborne before the war but was badly gassed at the Somme. He won both the British Military Medal and the French Medaille Militaire. Click here to read more.

We’ve also discovered more descendants of men who signed up for the Royal Army Medical Corps under Dr William Blackwood of Camborne.

Plus heart-breaking stories of young Cornishmen who signed up for the Canadian Expeditionary Force and were killed on the Western Front.

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