James Henry Wallen

Name

James Henry Wallen
12 November 1892

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/10/1918
25

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Driver
22790
Royal Engineers
54th Field Company

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA
I. D. 14.
Italy

Headstone

>REMEMBERED ALWAYS IN ENGLAND

UK Memorials

Bishops Stortford Town Memorial, Not on the Much Hadham memorials

Pre War

James Henry Wallen was born on 13 November 1892 in Much Hadham, Herts to Henry and Sarah Wallen and baptised there on  1 January 1893. On the 1901 Census the family were living at Great Parndon, Essex, where his father was a Horse keeper on a farm. By the 1911 Census they had moved to 57 New Town Road, Bishop's Stortford and James was working as a Groom Domestic. His parents later lived at 146 South Street, Bishop's Stortford. 

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Bishop’s Stortford and served in the Royal Engineers, 54th Field Company.  He died due to illness in Italy and is believed to have died from influenza, probably in hospital in Genoa.

Additional Information

His father Henry received a war gratuity of £24 10s 0d and pay owing of £9 2s 0d. His mother received a pension of 5 shillings a week.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Malcolm Lennox