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One of our readers shared with us the story of his grandfather, who received the Military Medal in the operations north of Bellenglise.

George Henry Tame was born on 7 January 1891, the son of Charles John and Sarah Tame (nee Shayler). In the 1901 census the family were living at 174 Cannock Road, and Charles Tame is listed as a “Maltsters labourer”. George is listed alongside his four sisters, Annie (aged 4), Beatrice (aged 1), Edith (aged 8) and Lilly (aged 5). George appears to have followed in his father’s footsteps by starting work for Springfield Brewery in 1905.

He joined up with the 1/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment, and spent a great deal of his war service in France, during which period he was awarded the Military Medal. He married Amelia A. Nicklin in 1915. He survived the war, and is listed on the M & B Springfield Brewery Works Memorial detailing employees who served during the First World War (this memorial is now situated at the Black Country Living Museum).

Further details of George’s life after the war can be found on his grandson’s website.

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