Born: 1889, Huntingfield, Suffolk.

Officially accepted dead: 26th March 1917; age 28; died in a Prisoner of War Camp in Germany.

Residence: 31, Tanners Lane, Ipswich.

Occupation: Corn Merchant’s Labourer.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: G/14077

Regiment: Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


In November 1922 the body was discovered in Grave No. 13 at Maretz Communal Cemetery German Extension. The body was exhumed and identified by a Standard Cross marking the grave, the Clothing, a Cap Badge, and a Disc before reburial at Honnechy British Cemetery.  The Disc and 6 Pence were forwarded to Base as effects.


Grave Reference:


Honnechy British Cemetery,





1891   On The Green, Huntingfield, Suffolk.


James was 2 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Simeon Henry Nunn, 33, an Agricultural Labourer, born Huntingfield, Suffolk.

Eliza Nunn (nee Holmes), born Walpole, Suffolk.

Florence Mary Nunn, 6, born Huntingfield.

Elizabeth Alice Nunn, 4, born Huntingfield.


1901   Cottage on Green, Huntingfield, Suffolk.


James was 12 years old and living with his parents, brothers & paternal grandparents.

Simeon, 43, a Stockman on Farm – Cattle.

Eliza, 45.

Simon George Nunn, 9, born Huntingfield.

William John Nunn, 6, born Huntingfield.

Benjamin Walter Nunn, 4, born Huntingfield.

Frederick Charles Nunn, 5 months, born Huntingfield.

George Nunn, 81, born Heveningham, Suffolk.

Mary Nunn, 82, born Cratfield, Suffolk.


1911   Cookley Green, Huntingfield, Suffolk.


James was 22 years old, a Labourer. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Simon, 53, a Labourer.

Eliza, 55.

William, 16.

Frederick, 10.


In 1915, Blything, Suffolk, James married, Dorothy Emily Gant, born May 1895, Groton, Suffolk – daughter of William Henry Gant, a carman – Pickford’s furniture contractor, and Charlotte Sarah Gant (nee Rayment), of 11, Curriers Lane, Ipswich.

Dorothy and James had one daughter:

Lavinia Alice Nunn, born 13th December 1916, 31, Tanners Lane, Ipswich – died 16th September 1917, 31, Tanners Lane, Ipswich, aged 9 months.


Soldiers’ Effects to Dorothy E. Plumb – widow.


James is also remembered on the war memorial on the village green at Huntingfield, Suffolk.


Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment

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