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Person Details



Name: Eton - WW1 High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7954
RBWM Ref: WM234

Person Details

Date of birth: 18/03/1880
Place of birth: Exeter, Devon
Gender: Male
Date of death: 15/10/1914
Place of death: North Sea off Aberdeen, Scotland
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 34
CWGC Ref: 3048779
TWGPP Ref: 3281355
Address: Union Terrace Atherton Court Eton

Military details

Joined: Serving Sailor
Military Organisation: Royal Navy
Military Unit/Group: H.M.S. Hawke
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 190567


Wife Mary COWLEY

Additional information

James had been a Lockman before joining the War effort.
James died when HMS Hawke was sunk in Action by a torpedo from the German submarine U9. He is remembered at Chatham Naval Memorial.

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