James Messider

Name

James Messider

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

29/09/1918

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Gunner
154324
Royal Garrison Artillery
434th Siege Bty.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND
V. E. 2.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

St. John the Baptist Church Memorial, Aldbury
Aldbury Memorial Hall, Memorial, Aldbury
Not on the Tring memorials

Pre War

Born in 1885 son of Peter and Mary (nee Delderfield) in Aldbury and baptised on 3rd May 1885.


The 1891 census records James aged 6 living at Hitchin Police Station where his father was a PC.  In  1901 he was working as a Footman at Epping house, Little Berkhamstead and in 1911, aged 28 as a Footman at St Leonards, Windsor. 


Enlisted in Darlington.

Wartime Service

killed in action.

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild
Graham Juniper, Caroline Ellwood, Chris Dove, Mark Morgan