Local History Society
Born in 1880, in Stanstead Abbotts, and baptised there on 11th July 1880, to parents Eli and Mary Ann, he had four brothers and five sisters and in 1901 they lived in Chapel Lane. His father was a Horse Keeper on a farm while James was a farm labourer. He married Elizabeth in 1907 and the 1911 census shows he was still living in Chapel Lane with his wife and his two children, Francis and James. He now worked locally as a labourer in the malting’s.
James is one of those whose military record is very difficult to discover as there are a number of records of soldiers with that name but none that I can trace back to anybody from Stanstead Abbotts.