Laid to rest at the Field of Honour



Born: 17th June 1889, St. Aldgate, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Baptised: 10th July 1889, at St. Aldgate, Oxford. Parents: Mary Ann & Richard Edward Tebby, a Cab Driver. Address: 5, Pipemakers Yard, Oxford.

Died: 18th August 1915; age: 26; of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Cerebral Embolism at the East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich. His father Richard was at his bedside.

Residence: 23, Gordon Street, New Hinksey, Oxfordshire.

Occupation: a Builder’s Labourer.

Enlistment Location: Oxford.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th August 1914.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: T/30797.

Regiment: Army Service Corps, attached 1st Field Ambulance, Midland Division.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1891   2, Hall’s Passage, St. Aldgate, Oxford, Oxfordshire.


James was a year old and living with his parents & brother.

Richard Edward Tebby, 27, a General Labourer, born St. Aldgate, Oxford.

Mary Ann Tebby (nee Bannister), 27, a Charwoman, born Launton, Oxfordshire.

Edward George Tebby, 5, born St. Aldgate, Oxford.


Living at No. 3, Hall’s Passage was Annie Ward & her children.


1901   39, Luke Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire.


James was 11 years old and living with his father & brother, stepmother & step-siblings.

Richard, 40, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Annie Tebby (nee Ward), 50, born Ernsham, Oxfordshire.

Edward, 15, a Page Boy.

Alice Carter Ward, 22, a Machinist, born St. Aldgate, Oxford.

Walter Charles C. Ward, 18, a Butcher, born St. Aldgate, Oxford.

Annie Ward, 16, a Domestic Servant, born St. Aldgate, Oxford.


1911   23, Gordon Street, New Hinksey, Oxford, Oxfordshire.


James was 20 years old, a Bricklayer’s Labourer – Builder. He was living with his father, stepmother & widowed stepbrother.

Richard, 52, a Bricklayer’s Labourer – Builder.

Annie, 57.

Walter, 28, a Bookseller’s Packer – Bookseller.


James’s mother, Mary Ann Tebby died 1896, in Oxford.


Soldiers’ Effects to Richard Tubby – father.


Evening Star – Saturday, 21st August 1915 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICHThe funeral took place at Ipswich Cemetery on Friday, 20th August 1915, of Driver James Tebby, of the 1st Field Ambulance, A.S.C., Midland Division, T.F., who died at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital. The deceased, who was one of the last convoy of wounded to Ipswich, partially recovered from his wounds, but eventually succumbed to an internal malady. Full military honours were supplied by the 4th Battery, R.F.A., consisting of a gun carriage and six black horses, a firing party, buglers, and a following party of about eighty men and two officers. The burial took place in the Field of Honour, and a most impressive service was conducted by the Reverend C.F. Hodges, Curate of St. Matthew’s. The coffin was of polished elm with black fittings, the breastplate bearing the following: – “Driver James Tebby, died August 18th, 1915, aged 24 years.” The mourners present were the deceased’s father and stepmother. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son, the Government contractors.

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