JAMES WALL

 

Born: 1886, Clitheroe, Lancashire.

Died: 15th May 1915; age: 29; Died of Wounds –  a gunshot wound received on the 10th May 1915, sustaining a fractured femur, at East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital.

Residence: Verdun, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Enlistment Location: Bolton, Lancashire.

Religion: Roman Catholic.

Date of Entry Therein: 26th October 1914.

 

Rank: Private: Service Number: 8257.

Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

The military funeral was held on Wednesday, 19th May. The first part of the service was conducted at St. Pancras R. C. Church, the officiating priests being Father Duane and Father Smith, the latter being the Army Chaplain.

 

Grave Reference:

Y.32.35.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Joseph & Mary Wall, of Bolton; husband of Mary Agnes Wall, of 55, Second Avenue, Verdun, Montreal, Canada.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   40, Salford, Clitheroe, Lancashire.

 

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

Joseph Wall, 34, Slater & Plasterer, born Manchester, Lancashire.

Mary Wall (nee Burke), 32, born Ireland.

Joseph Wall, 13, a Calico Printers, born Manchester.

Mary Wall, 10, a Cotton Weaver, born Clitheroe.

Annie Wall, 7, born Clitheroe.

Walter Wall, 3, born Clitheroe – died 1896, Clitheroe.

Ellen Wall, 1, born Clitheroe.

 

1901   15, Fraser Street, Halliwell, Bolton, Lancashire.

 

James was 14 years old, an Apprentice Tiler & Slater. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph, 44, a Tiler & Slater.

Mary, 42.

Joseph, 23, a Tiler & Slater.

Annie, 17, a Cotton Card Room Hand.

Ellen, 11.

William Stoneyhurst Wall, 7, born Bolton.

Thomas Wall, 5, born Bolton, Lancashire.

The Wall family were Roman Catholic.

 

On the 11th March 1910, at the age of 23, James, a Slater, arrived at the Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. His departure had been from the Port of Liverpool and had sailed on S.S. ‘Virginian.’

 

On the 29th February 1912, at the age of 25, James and his 23 year old, bride Mary, arrived at the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. They had departed from the Port of Avonmouth, Bristol and sailed on the S.S. ‘Royal George.’ Their final destination was to James’s home at Soucy, Montreal.

 

On the 8th May 1914, James’s wife, Mary, aged 25, and their young daughter, Mary, aged 9 months, arrived at the Port of Montreal. They sailed on the S.S. ‘Victorian’ departing from the Port of Liverpool.

 

James’s parents & many of his siblings also immigrated to Montreal, Québec between 1913 – 1923.

 

In 1912, Bolton, Lancashire, James married Mary Agnes Connolly, born February 1889.

Mary and James had two children:

Mary Agnes Wall, born 1912, Verdun, Montreal, Québec. Baptised: 1912, Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, Verdun, Québec.

James Wall, born 13th February 1915, Verdun. Baptised: 21st February 1915, at St. Willibrod, Verdun. Father was absent. Godfather – Thomas Connelly and Godmother Teresa McCann.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Mary A. Wall – widow.

 

Evening Star – Wednesday, 19th May 1915 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICHThe funeral took place on Wednesday, 19th May, of Private James Wall, aged 29, of the 2nd King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, who died on the 15th May in the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital. The deceased was a Reservist, and prior to the outbreak of the war resided at Verdun, Montreal, Canada, with his wife and two children. He was wounded by a gunshot on the 10th May 1915, sustaining a fractured femur. The usual military honours were accorded, the 6th Battery of the B Brigade supplying the gun carriage, firing, and following parties, etc. The deceased was a Roman Catholic, and the first part of the service was conducted at St. Pancras R. C. Church, the officiating priests being Father Duane and Father Smith, the latter being the Army Chaplain. The mourners were the deceased’s mother-in-law and cousin from Bolton, Lancashire.

Messrs. Hastings and Son carried out the funeral arrangements.

 

2nd Battalion
August 1914 : in Dublin. Part of 13th Brigade in 5th Division.
16 August 1914 : landed at Le Havre.
28 December 1915 : transferred to 97th Brigade in 32nd Division.

King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion.

One Comment

  • Thank you for publishing this information in detail
    It has been a great assist in helping us to fill in some great detail in building our family tree
    Kevin Tobin
    Kingston, Ontario Canada

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