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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of James Churm in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
Person Details
Bilston Staffordshire
James was born in 1894 in Bilston, Staffordshire the son of James and Harriet Churm. He enlisted at Arnold, Nottingham on 30th April 1914 ,he gives his father as next of kin and living at 218 Tomlinson Road, Nuneaton. There is an entry in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th July 1915 which shows he lived at 33 James Street, Arnold, Nottingham and was aged 21 years at the time of his death.
He was employed as a coal miner.
27 Jun 1915
21
457691 - CWGC Website
2043
Lance Corporal
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He attested at Arnold on 30th April 1914 ,he gave his age as 20 yrs and stated he was a miner and lived at 33 James Street, Arnold. He was on home service from 6th August 1914 until 1st March 1915. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 1st November 1914. He landed in France on the 1st March 1915 but lost his stripe on 24th March 1915 but was re instated to the rank of Lance Corporal on 9th June 1915. On 26th June his battalion were at Sanctuary Wood, the enemy artillery heavily shelled trenches 7 and 8 on and off all day and in the afternoon they turned their attention to Sanctuary Wood sending their shells over. During the shelling of trenches 7 and 8 three men were killed, Lance Corporal James Churm was one of these. He is buried at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium
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  • Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of James Churm in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
    James Churm - Commonwealth wargrave headstone marking the grave of James Churm in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Peter Gillings (Sept 2015)
  • photo shows Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. 
Courtesy of CWGC
    Hooge Crater Cemetery - photo shows Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of CWGC
  • Photograph was published on 29th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    James Churm - Photograph was published on 29th July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918