Revels, James

Revels, James

 

 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Northumberland Fusiliers

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
37057

Date of Enlisting:
29.2.1916

Date of death:
7.8.1917

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Nieuport Memorial, Nieupoort, Arrondissement Veurne, West Flanders, Belgium

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
Ashwell Village War Memorial

 

 

James enlisted on 29th February 1916 at Hitchin and firstly served with the Northamptonshire Regiments, 5th Battalion, Regimental number 22378.  He then transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers, 16th Battalion, Regimental number 37057 and was sent to the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders.  He was killed in action on 7th August 1917.

James was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is commemorated on the Nieuport Memorial, Nieupoort, Arrondissement Veurne, West Flanders, Belgium, the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:
11.11.1897

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

 

James was the sixth, and youngest, son of James and Emma (nee Waldock) Revels of Picking’s Lane, Ashwell.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Two of James’s brothers served during WWI, one in France and the other in Egypt. Percy was killed in action in France while serving with the East Surrey Regiment and his brother Tom was serving in Egypt with the Royal Berkshire Regiment and had been wounded at the time Percy was killed.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:James Revels
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:7.8.1917
Enlistment Place:Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Rank:Private
Regiment:Northumberland Fusiliers
Battalion:16th Battalion
Regimental Number:         37057
Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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