Remembered with honour Helles Memorial: Panel 199 or 233 to 236 and 331.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the British War medal, and died at sea when the troopship Royal Edward was sunk by a torpedo fired from UB-14; the ship sank within six minutes.
Son of James and Grace THOMSON.
His parents’ marriage is proving elusive.
James was born c1863 In Edinburgh, and resided in Watford.
On the 1871 Census, a scholar aged 7 he lived in Edinburgh, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1881 Census, an apprentice clerk aged 16 he still lived in Edinburgh, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1891 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1901 Census, a Sergeant Instructor of Volunteers aged 38, he was a lodger in Airds, Argyleshire. On the 1911 Census, a yardman aged 48, he lived in Watford.
- 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)