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JAMES MURRAY ROUND
Remembered with honour Serre Road Cemetery No. 2: Plot I, Row K, Grave 37.
He suffered gun shot wounds to his arms 28 February 1915, gun shot wound to his shoulder 3 May 1915, and wounded again 2 August 1916. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 14 September 1914; the Star medal was applied for by his father 15 April 1918. He was awarded the Military Cross; was reported missing, then killed in action.
There is an article about James in the supplement to the London Gazette dated 25 November 1916.
Son of Francis Richard C.M.G. and Frances Emily (nee TUFNELL) ROUND of Witham, Essex.
His parents married 21 April 1881 at Sts Mary and Lawrence, Great Witham. Francis died 24 November 1920 in Witham aged 75, and was buried at All Saints, Witham; Frances died 21 April 1929 in Witham aged 72, and was also buried at All Saints, Witham.
James was born 21 February 1894 in Chelsea, London, and baptised 20 April 1894 at St Peter’s, Chelsea. He was educated at Halleybury College, Great Amwell, Herts.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Sutton, Surrey, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a student aged 17, he was a pupil at Halleybury College.
Unit13th (Service) Battalion (West Ham Pals)
Date of death13/11/1916
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesJames is listed as M ROUND on the Oxhey War memorial. His brothers: Harold died 24 August 1917, and Auriol died 5 September 1914; both feature on this Roll of Honour
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