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Born: 25th February 1888, Shoeburyness, Essex.

Died on or between: 10th – 14th April 1915; age 27; KiA at Neuve Chapelle, France.

Residence: 305, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 26th March 1906; Age: 18 years; Occupation: Labourer; Next of Kin: John William Meakings. Height: 5ft 4ins.



Malta with the 3rd Battalion

India with the 2nd Battalion also Garrison Military police at the Delhi Durbar.

Date of Entry Therein: 7th November 1914.

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 1625

Regiment: Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:

Panel 44.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John William & Ellen Hannah Meakings, of 305, Bramford Road, Ipswich.




1891   11, St. John’s Cottages, Bramford, Suffolk.


James was 3 years old and living with his parents & sister.

John William Meakings, 43, a Carpenter, born Creeting St. Peter’s, Suffolk.

Ellen Hannah Meakings (nee Firman), 26, born Ipswich.

Rosa Amelia Meakings, 1, born Shoeburyness, Essex.


James attended Bramford Road School, Ipswich.

Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion

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