Age: Abt 25
Date of birth: Abt 1889
Parents: John Patrick and Mary A Lamb
Address: 38 Avon Street
James was the youngest child of John Patrick and Mary A Lamb. He had four brothers and two sisters. His father, who had also been in the army, died in January 1890.
At the time of the 1891 census, James was living with his mother and 6 older siblings at 22 Market Street, Warwick. Mary was working as a general domestic servant, Thomas (18) and John (16) were working as general labourers and Edward (14) was working as a groom.
In 1901 James was living at 38 Avon Street with his oldest brother Thomas. Also in the household were Thomas’s wife Agnes, their 2 young children and 2 boarders. Thomas was employed as a gardener.
Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 1789
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps
Brigade/Division: 6th Brigade, 2nd Division
Date of death: Wednesday, March 10, 1915
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church
In 1911 James had already joined the 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps and was stationed at New Barracks, Gosport, Hampshire.
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