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Father: William James, born in 1864 in Nottingham, working as an insurance agent. Annie Gertrude James,born in 1870 at Nottingham. Brothers:Archibald Henry, born in 1899 at Nottingham. Sister: Annie, born in November 1901 at Alford, Lincolnshire. The family lived at 27 Ryeland Crescent, Nottingham before moving to 52 Bruce Grove, Meadows, Nottingham.
Gnr. James worked as a hosiery machine builder, and became a professional soldier.
26 Dec 1918
4020320 - CWGC Website
Base Depot Royal Field Artillery
Gnr. James was a professional soldier and arrived in France 16/08/1914. His initial roll was that of a driver, though he later became a gunner. At the end of the war he was with the Royal Field Artillery's base depot. Unfortunately, he was killed accidentally on 26/12/1918 and was buried at St. Marie Cemetery at Le Havre.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 6 January 1919: 'James. Accidentally killed in France, Gunner EW James RFA, eldest son of William and Annie James, 52 Bruce Street, Meadows. Mother, father, brother, sisters.'
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