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Long Eaton,Derbyshire
James lived at 64 West Street he was born in 1891 at Long Eaton in Derbyshire the son of Walter and Mary Elizabeth Scott (nee Wing).He was educated at the Daybrook school. By the 1911 Cencus he was living as a boarder at 15 Furlong Street with the Barlow Family. He was 20 yrs of age and his occupation was that of brewery labourer. Meanwhile his family including 5 siblings are living at Morris Terrace, Morris Street, Daybrook.He worked both at Home Brewery and Gedling Colliery .
He was employed as a brewers labourer at Home brewery on Mansfield Road and also as a coal miner at Gedling Colliery
23 Mar 1918
1638454 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
He enlisted on 4th July 1917 into the Army at Arnold being sent to join the Lincolnshire Regiment. Once he had passed his initial training he was posted to the 7th battalion of the Regiment. On the 21st March 1918, the Germans launched their “Big Push” in the form of “operation Michael” which was led by many units of Storm-troopers. This German operation was very effective in the first instance, and over the next few days they were able to advance for many miles during which they killed or captured thousands of the Allied troops. However, during the initial German advance James was one of those killed in action and due to the large amount of heavy artillery fire from both sides, his body was never identified. He leaves a widow.
His name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France
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