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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Arthur Victor James -

Unknown person Name : Arthur Victor James

Son of : Arthur James and Clara Melvina James (née Marsh), of "Firwood," Yarmouth Rd., Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight.

Born : 21 Apr 1895, Gunville, Carisbrooke.

Attended Newport County Secondary School.
  Census information :

1901 : Arthur and Clara James, with their children including Arthur aged 5, are at Alvington Road, Carisbrooke. Arthur James is a Milk Purveyor & Market Gardener.

1911 : Arthur and Clara James, with their children including Arthur aged 15, are at Alvington Cottage, Carisbrooke. Arthur James snr is a Dairyman Dealer, Arthur James jun is a Boy Clerk at a Tent Manufacturer.

  Service Details :

Sergt 330375 (formerly L/Cpl 1677) Arthur Victor James, 1/8th Bn. Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles).

Entered the Balkans theatre of war on 10 August 1915.
Casualty Details :

Died : 19 Apr 1917, aged 21.

Commemorated at : Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle Isle of Wight Rifles Memorial Panel 02
Carisbrooke Parish War Memorial
Newport County Secondary School War Memorial WW I
Newport Drill Hall Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight County Press, 28 August 1915


1677 Lce-Corpl. A.V. James, Newport.

Lce-Corpl. James is a son of Mr. Arthur James, chairman of the Carisbrooke Parish Council, of Alvington-road, Carisbrooke, and it is not clear from the official notice whether he has been wounded. He was employed at Mr. R.C. Gray's business establishment at Newport.

[the preceding report relates to service in Gallipoli]

Isle of Wight County Press, 19 May 1917

MR. AND MRS. ARTHUR JAMES wish to thank the many friends for kind expressions of sympathy in the loss of their dear son Victor, who was killed in action in Palestine on April 19th. - Alvington, May 17th.
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