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Arnold
James was born at Arnold in 1884, the son of William and Mary Huskey. The family was living at 41 Calverton Road, Arnold in the 1911 Cencus although James is not shown with them on the night the cencus was taken. He worked at the Sherwood laundry.
He was employed at the Sherwood laundry
30 Sep 1918
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567161 - CWGC Website
48723
Private
2/7th Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
He enlisted at Arnold into the Sherwood Foresters, his local regiment with regimental number 47407 and that at some time later he was transferred into the Kings Liverpool Regiment, who posted him to their 2/7th battalion. On the 30th September 1918, the battalion were on the Proville – Marquion Line, west of Fontaines, and had taken up positions in La Folie Wood. The wood was shelled throughout the day and several casualties were caused. The 2/6th battalion attempted to attack and capture a trench to the west of Proville, but were held up. At 11am orders were received from Brigade for the battalion to attack the trench and village of Proville and it was during this attack that he was killed.
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