Born: 1891, Theberton, Suffolk.

Died: 20th May 1918; age 27;  Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Served 3 years & 20 days.

Occupation: Machinist at Tanners, Bramford Road;

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date:10th November 1914; Age 23 years & 7 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 11 ins, sallow complexion, brown eyes, & brown hair.

Date of Entry Therein: 18th August 1915 – France.



Attested and 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.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 205663

Regiment: York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory British War & 15 Star medals + Silver War Badge.


Grave Reference:IMG_6717

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, a Navvy, 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.

Eliza, 55.


On the 3rd October 1918, Eliza of 49, Prospect Road received and signed for her son’s 1915 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 and signed for her son’s King’s Certificate.


York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion

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