James Mardell

Name

James Mardell
1882

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

27/04/1917
35

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
30958
Bedfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ARRAS MEMORIAL
Bay 5
France

Headstone

>N/A

UK Memorials

Harmer Green & Digswell Memorial, Harmer Green, St John's Church Memorial Plaque, Digswell

Pre War

James Mardell was born in 1882 in Welwyn, the son of James and Ann Mardell. His father died in 1886 and on the 1891 and 1901 Censuses, he was living with his widowed mother and siblings at Welwyn Hill, Welwyn.


In 1901 he was  working as a domestic gardener. He married Constance Maud Kirby in 1905 and by the 1911 Census, he was living at Digswell Water Lodge, Nr Welwyn with his wife, daughters Annie and Ada and his widowed mother-in-law, and working as a domestic gardener. They later had a further two daughters, Nellie and Grace. 

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Bedford and served with the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Flanders.


He died from wounds received in action during the Battle of Arras. His body was not recovered for burial, or not identified, and his name is commemorated at the Arras Memorial. 

Additional Information

A war gratuity of £3 was awarded to his widow Constance, as well as pay owing of £2 13s 9d. She also received a pension of £1 8s 9d a week from 21 December 1917.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer