James, H A
HERBERT ARTHUR JAMES
Remembered with honour Loos Memorial: Panel 76.
He enlisted August 1914 in Weymouth, Dorset; was wounded 1 July 1916 on the Somme, and again on 16 November at Beaumont-Hamel. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action 22* February 1918. Unfortunately, Herbert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about Herbert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 10 April 1915; plus another article and a Death announcement in the issue dated 9 March 1918.
Son of Herbert William and Edith Mary (nee MILLAR) JAMES of Watford.
His parents married 1896 in the West Ham, Essex, district. Herbert died 13 November 1941 in Bristol aged 66; Edith died 23 February 1955 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 77.
Herbert was born 29 April 1897 in Upton Park, Essex, and baptised 9 June 1907 at All Saints, King’s Langley, Herts. He attended Watford Grammar School from April 1907 to December 1908, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 3 he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, aged 13 he is possibly a student in Haywards Heath, Surrey.
- 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)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)