James John Arthur Pte 14683049

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Personnel Entry

CWGC Headstone - Private John Arthur James - 10th DLI.
CWGC Headstone - Private John Arthur James - 10th DLI.

Name James John Arthur
Army number 14683049
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born Birmingham 1925/26.
Age 18
Unit General Service Corps - enlistment date not yet known. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry. Posted to the 10th Bn DLI. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 19/8/1944 with 10th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet known but probably Spring 1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 19-Aug-44.
Home address Resident of Birmingham. Son of Arthur and Hilda James, Yardley, Birmingham. Buried St Loup-de-Fribois Churchyard. CWGC records have no mention of an initial interment. Private James's grave is the only WW2 burial in this particular churchyard.
Source table 10DLI

We are grateful to Paul Errington for supplying this image of Private James's headstone taken during a visit to Normandy in 2019.