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Person Details
James was born at Arnold in 1894, the son of Mary Sulley a widow of 19 Draytons Yard, Arnold, Nottingham, he had five siblings In the 1911 Census he is shown as being 17 yrs of age born in Arnold, single, and a hosiery trimmer. He is living at 19 Draytons Yard with his widowed mother Mary and his brother Wallace 20 yrs a coal miner(hewer,) and a sister Emma 15 yrs. He was raised in Arnold and was educated at the British School on Front Street.
He was an employee of Allen Solley and Co in Arnold as a hosiery trimmer
05 Jul 1916
814072 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He attested on 31st August 1914 at Nottingham and his attestation papers show he was a short service attestation of 3yrs, he gave his age as 20 yrs and 266 days and states he was in the hosiery business. His medical details show he was 5 feet 7 ½ inches tall,133 lbs and had a chest of 38 inches. He enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters in the regimental records show that he joined the 1st battalion near Richebourg in France on the 7th February 1915, when he was posted to serve with “A” Company. He was wounded in action on 20th October 1915 and was admitted to Etaples field hospital from where he was returned to England on 27th October 1915 he later returned to his battalion but was killed in action during the battle of the Somme. His personal effects were returned to his mother Mary Sulley.
He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
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  • Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    James Sulley - Photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley