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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Gainsborough General Cemetery.
Photo courtesy of Gringley History club
Person Details
Morton Gainsborough
James was born in 1881 the son of James a turner and engine maker and Harriet Green of 116 Church Street, Gainsborough. He had two brothers George William and Walter and a sister Alice. By 1891 the family were living at 7 Ebenezer Place, Morton, Gainsborough. In the 1901 census he was living at Clayworth. By 1911 James was living at Leys Lane, Gringley on the Hill with his wife Lucy to whom he had been married for 2 years.
He was a chauffeur in 1901.
10 Nov 1917
36
380223 - CWGC Website
305645
Company Serjeant Major
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
James enlisted in Retford and first entered a theatre of war in France on 2nd March 1915. He was wounded and eventually died of these wounds after being transferred to a hospital in Birmingham on 19th October 1917. He was buried in Gainsborough General Cemetery, Grave Reference: A Con 2852. The CWGC record and headstone gives his age as 37.
Source, ‘Gringley a Tribute to the 24 ‘ published July 2014 by the Gringley History Club. www.gohistory.org.uk (Courtesy of Alan Hickman)
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Gainsborough General Cemetery.
Photo courtesy of Gringley History club
    James Arthur Green - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Gainsborough General Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Gringley History club