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  • Photograph was published on 27th July 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Sheffield
James Herbert Roe known as Herbert was born in 1895 at Sheffield and was the son of William a coal miner and Elizabeth Roe of 46 Linby Road Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire. His father William was born in 1871 at Girton, Nottinghamshire and his mother Elizabeth was born in 1874 at Collingham, they went on to have the following children Hilda b1892 James b1893 both were born in Sheffield, they went on to have the following children, William b1898 Beeston, Ernest b1902 Newark, Albert b1904 Flintham and Joseph 1910 Arnold. In the 1911 census the family are living at 93 Portland Road, Hucknall and are shown as William 40 yrs a coal miner he is living with his wife Elizabeth 37 yrs two children are listed Hilda and James but have been crossed through followed by William 13 yrs a scholar, Ernest 9 yrs a scholar, Albert 7 yrs and Joseph 9 months. In the same 1911 census we find James using the name Herbert living at Park Farm, Pleasley he is shown as being 17 yrs of age (born Sheffield) he is a cowman on the farm he is living with Benjamin Bower a farmer.
He was a cowman on a farm in the 1911 census and a carter upon enlistment.
14 Jul 1916
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Lance Corporal
7th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Lance Corporal James Herbert Roe, enlisted on 24th August 1914 at Shirebrook giving his place of residence as Hucknall Torkard he gave his age (incorrectly) as 21 yrs and 330 days, he was a carter. He served with 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment . He landed in France on 29th July 1915 he was promoted to Lance Corporal on 24th September 1915 but reverted to Private on 1st July 1916 at his own request. He was killed in action on 14th July 1916. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Article published 27th July 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch :- “Herewith is a picture of a soldier who fell in the Somme battle, namely Lance-Corporal James Herbert Roe, whose parents reside at 46 Linby road, Hucknall. At the time war broke out he was working at Shirebrook, and on August 24th, 1914, he enlisted in the 7th Leicesters. He was a well-built fellow of 22 years, and in his khaki made a typical soldier. His death is much regretted by his mates in Shirebrook, and by those who knew him at Hucknall.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 27th July 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    James Herbert Roe - Photograph was published on 27th July 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918