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Born: 25th February 1888, Shoeburyness, Essex.
Died on or between: 10th – 14th April 1915; age 27; KiA at Neuve Chapelle, France.
Residence: 305, Bramford Road, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 26th March 1906; Age: 18 years; Occupation: Labourer; Next of Kin: John William Meakings. Height: 5ft 4ins.
Malta with the 3rd Battalion
India with the 2nd Battalion also Garrison Military police at the Delhi Durbar.
Date of Entry Therein: 7th November 1914.
Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 1625
Regiment: Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John William & Ellen Hannah Meakings, of 305, Bramford Road, Ipswich.
1891 11, St. John’s Cottages, Bramford, Suffolk.
James was 3 years old and living with his parents & sister.
John William Meakings, 43, a Carpenter, born Creeting St. Peter’s, Suffolk.
Ellen Hannah Meakings (nee Firman), 26, born Ipswich.
Rosa Amelia Meakings, 1, born Shoeburyness, Essex.
James attended Bramford Road School, Ipswich.