Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 5.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in the front line east of the Rouex-Gavrelle Road. Unfortunately, James’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for James in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 26 May 1917.
Son of Charlotte (nee TAPPING) and the late James FASSNIDGE; husband of Florence (nee SLATER) FASSNIDGE.
His parents married in the Amersham, Bucks, district. James died 13 February 1909 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, aged 54, and was buried 16 February; Charlotte died 1932 in the Battle, Sussex, district aged 83, and was buried 19 March; both in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery.
James was born 1879 in Tunbridge Wells, and married 21 December 1908 at All Souls, Marylebone, London; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Florence never remarried and died 1925 in Bushey, Herts, aged 55, and was buried 16 April at St James’, Bushey.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1881 Census, aged 1 he lived in Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, with his FASSNIDGE grandparents. On the 1891 Census, aged 11 he lived in Tunbridge Wells, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, a footman aged 21 he lived in Torrington, Devon. On the 1911 Census, a butler aged 32, he lived in Bushey, with his wife and one child.
Date of death25/04/1917
Age at death37
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
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- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)