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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Charles James -

Unknown person
Name : Charles James.

Son of George William James and Elizabeth James of Arreton. Husband of Elizabeth A. James, of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada.
Born 1 August 1890, Arreton.

His brother Percy James died while serving with the Royal Navy in WW I.

Charles James married Elizabeth A Benbow in Southwark in 1919. They had three children in England : Gwendoline D (1920), Barbara Joan (1921) and Edna Patricia (1922). The family emigrated to Canada in 1925 (s.s. Minnedosa, Liverpool to Montreal and Quebec). Charles James was described as a Farmer, and their last address was c/o the Church Army, London, so it may be that they had an assisted passage.
Census Information :

1901 : George William and Elizabeth James, with their family including Charley, are at Arreton. George James is a carter on farm.

1911 : Charles James is a Stoker 1 cl with the Royal Navy in Portsmouth.

Service details :

Chief Stoker A/2013 Charles James, H.M.C.S. York, Royal Canadian Navy Reserve

Charles James joined the Royal Navy in 1909 (when his trade was given as Gardener), and served throughout WW I, being discharged in 1920.
Casualty Details :

Died : 5 September 1945 aged 54

Buried at : Orangeville (Forest Lawn) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada

CWGC record ...
Commemorated on these Memorials :

Arreton Roll of Honour

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Page last updated : 5 October 2010


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