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.


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, 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.

Eliza, 55.


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.


York & Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion

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