Date of birth: 1891
Parents: William and Sarah Jakeman
Address: 7 Brook Street
Occupation: Engineer at Gasworks
James was born in Warwick, the youngest child of twelve. He had six brothers and five sisters, one of whom, Jesse Phillip, was also killed in France and is commemorated on the memorial.
James was baptised at St. Nicholas Church on 13th September 1891. At that time, his father worked as a Mail Driver for the Post Office.
At the time of the 1911 census, James was living with his parents and 3 of his siblings at 7 Brook Street, Warwick. His mother died in 1915 aged 66.
Rank & Number: Private, 11025
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards
Brigade/Division: 2nd Brigade, Guards Division
Date of death: Monday, July 23, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Menin Gate
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:
Enlisted in Doncaster
The notice of his death states that he joined up at the outbreak of the war and that he was wounded five times.
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