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

Unknown person
Name : Percy James.

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

Percy James married Elizabeth Bertha Attrill in 1916 at the United Methodist Chapel, Quay Street, Newport. 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

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Page last updated : 5 October 2010


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