Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panels 23 and 24.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 25 November 1915, and was killed in action at Givenchy. Unfortunately, James’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Charles and Sarah Ann (nee HOWARD) BIVAND of South Norwood, London.
His parents married 17 May 1891 at All Saints, Croxley Green, Herts. Charles died 1934 aged 65; Sarah died 1941 aged 74; both in the Croydon, Surrey, district.
James was born 17 February 1892 in Barnet, Herts [not Watford] as Harold Howard BIVAND, and baptised 5 June 1892 at All Saints, Croxley Green. He attended Woodside Boys’ School, Croydon; then Portland Road Boys’ School, Croydon, from 8 April 1902 to 27 July 1906, and again from 10 September 1906 to 28 March 1907. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, (Harold) aged 9 he lived in Barnet, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, (Harold) a Private in the R.A.M.C. aged 19 he lived in South Norwood, with his parents and ten siblings.
- 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)