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

Unknown person
Name : Percy James.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William James; husband of E. B. Smith (formerly James), of Beechcroft Poultry Farm, Nash Grove, Wokingham, Berks.
Born 23 August 1887, Arreton.

Percy James married Elizabeth B Attrill in 1916. They appear not to have had children.

His brother Charles James died while serving with the Royal Canadian Navy in WW II.
 
  Census Information :

1891 : George W and Elizabeth James, with their family including Percy, are at High Street, Arreton. George James is an Agricultural Labourer.

1901 : Percy James is a servant at Reeds Farm, Carisbrooke, as a cow boy and general labourer on the farm, where the head of household is Russell W Westmore.

1911 : George William and Elizabeth James, with their family including Percy, are at Arreton. George James is a carter, Percy James is a Labourer.

  Service details :

Stoker 1st cl. SS/102486 Percy James, H.M.S. "Victory", Royal Navy

Percy James commenced his engagement with the Royal Navy on 26 Feb 1906. He was described as an Agricultural Labourer, 5 ft 3 3/4 in tall, with brown hair, blue eyes and a fresh complexion.

His dates of service in various ships and shore establishments reads :

NelsonSto. 2 cl.26 Feb 06
Foresight"12 June 06
Ariadne" 7 July 06
Hecla" 5 Aug 06
Euryalus" 5 Jan 07
" Sto I1 July 07
Victory II "4 May 09
Illustrious" 19 May 09
St Vincent " 3 May 10
Victory II " 18 Feb 11
Transferred to R.F.R. Portsmouth B4090 26 Feb 11
Edgar Sto I2 Aug 1914
Victory II " 5 Dec 14
Magpie " 3 Mch 15
Victory II " 9 Mch 18
Furious " 15 Mar 18
Victory II " 4 Apr 19
He was invalided out of the service on 5 July 1919, diagnosed as suffering from "Dementia paralytic" and admitted to Great Yarmouth Hospital where he died on 8 October 1919.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 8 October 1919 aged 32

Buried at : Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery, Norfolk

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Arreton War Memorial
Arreton Roll of Honour


  Page status :
Page last updated : 5 October 2010


 
 

 
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