Lieutenant Arthur JAMES
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Lieutenant Arthur JAMES
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Lieutenant Arthur JAMES

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Lieutenant Arthur JAMES

7th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Elizabeth James, of 8, Avenue de Tokio, Paris, France, and the late Charles Edward James. Killed 3 January 1917. Aged 31.

The following notes are provided in Bob Coulson's biographies of Yorkshire Regiment Officers killed in the First World War;-

Lieutenant Arthur James was serving with the 7th Battalion at Christmas 1916 when they were in Brigade reserve at Guillemont.
On January 2nd 1917 they relieved the 12th Manchesters in trenches to the East of Morval.
The following day a bombardment of the enemy trenches opposite the battalion was ordered and Col Fife detailed Lt James as observer of the barrage warning him “Not to expose himself unnecessarily”.
Unfortunately Lieutenant Arthur James was killed by a sniper as he looked out from his observation post on January 3rd 1917 aged 31.

Lieutenant James was the son of the late Charles Edward James and his wife Elizabeth who at the time of her son’s death was living in Paris at 8 Avenue de Tokyo.

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