Born: 25th January 1896, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 25th June 1915; age 19; KiA. Gallipoli

Enlistment Details: Location: London: Date: 17th August 1914; Occupation: Fishermen.

Rank: Private; Service Number: Po/17481

Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry, ‘E’ Coy, ‘Portsmouth’ Battalion, Royal Naval Division.

Medals Awarded: 1914 Star.

Grave Reference:

Special Memorial B. 65.

Skew Bridge Cemetery,

Turkey ( including Gallipoli).

Albert’s headstone.

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter & Mary James, of 12, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.




1901   33, John Street, Ipswich.

Albert was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter James, 39, a General Labourer, born Kirby Bedon, Norfolk.

Mary Ann James (nee Mayes), 41, born Horsford, Norfolk.

Martha Elizabeth James, 19, a Box Maker – Factory, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann James, 17, Shop work, born Ipswich.

Samuel Walter James, 15, a Dock Trimmer, born Ipswich.

Florence Maud James, 11, born Ipswich.

Edith May James, 8, born Ipswich.


1911   15, Duke Street, Ipswich.


Albert was 15 years old, a Fisherman. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Walter, 50, a Quay Labourer.

Mary Ann, 51.

Edith, 18.

Arthur William James, 9, born Ipswich.


On the 11th July 1919, Mary Ann James was sent her late son’s 1914 Star.

Images courtesy of Onur Goren & Barbara Grayson.

Skew Bridge Cemetery

Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich.

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Royal Marine Light Infantry, ‘E’ Coy, ‘Portsmouth’ Battalion:

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