Born: 1891, Theberton, Suffolk.
Died: 20th May 1918; age 27; Died at home Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Served 3 years & 20 days.
Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date:10th November 1914; Age 23 years & 7 months; Occupation: Machinist at Tanners, Bramford Road; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 11 ins, sallow complexion, brown eyes, & brown hair.
Service: Attested & posted on the 10th November to the Royal Garrison Artillery, as Gunner – 7th June 1915 – transferred to the York & Lancaster Regiment, 3rd Battalion. Posted to France with the 2nd Battalion on the 18th August 1915. Reported sick on the 13th March 1917 at Lors, France – sent back to England 21st October 1917. 17th November 1917 – sent home to Ipswich. 29th November 1917, age 26.
Discharged – Sick – Under the King’s Regulation 392XVI. Pulmonary Tuberculosis as a result of service during the present war. Sanatorium treatment accepted. Weekly pension of 27/6 reviewed in 26 weeks.
Date of Entry Therein: 18th August 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 205663
Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory British War & 15 Star medals + Silver War Badge.
BA. IA. 21.
Ipswich Old Cemetery,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur Edwin & Eliza Wyard of 49, Prospect Road, Ipswich.
1901 70, Hawes Street, Ipswich.
James was 9 years old and living with his parents.
Arthur Edwin Wyard, 47, in the Navy, born Ipswich.
Eliza Wyard (nee Gilbert), a Tailor – Trousers Finisher at home, born Kelsale, Suffolk.
1911 49, Prospect Road, Ipswich.
James was 19 years old, a Tanners Machinist. He was living with his parents.
Arthur, 58, no occupation – totally blind since the age of 56.
On the 3rd October 1918, Eliza of 49, Prospect Road received & signed for her son’s 15 Star, but wrote a note to say that she had not received the King’s Certificate for an honorary discharge.
On the 9th February 1919, Eliza of 49, Prospect Road received & signed for her son’s King’s Certificate.