James Isely

On St Peters WW1 memorial James Isely is wrongly spelt as Iseley.

Father also called James aged 23 a cowman married Eliza Alice Jones aged 21. (James father Thomas a carter) and Eliza’s father George Jones a Labourer.

James born 11th November 1896 and baptized 3rd January 1897 in St Peter’s Church Woolton. Father James a Gardner and mother Eliza Alice (nee Jones).

In 1911 James Isley age 14 and is employed as Sudsman shop boy and living with father also called James, Mother Eliza Alice. Family living at 34 Gladstone St Woolton.

According to the Weekly News newspaper October 26th 1917. Mr and Mrs James Isely of 15 Cam St Woolton received news that Lance Corporal James Isely has fallen (Commonwealth War Graves Commission has James as Private). James was a member of Woolton Church junior Bible class. James was a member of the  Church Scouts  Patrols and in 5 years he received 3 stripes ,badges , Silver medal for good conduct. Acting  Scoutmaster Richard Ball expressed sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Isely.   Before James joined the army he was an apprentice at Messrs Rowlands Nurseries Childwall

James originally joined up with the Kings Regiment on 20th May 1915 and latter transferred to the Machine Gun Corps( 168th Coy) . He had been shot in the foot on 9th April. He was at one of the base Hospitals in France for 3 months. He had only been back in line for two weeks when he was killed.

James Isely Serial Number 10037 aged 20 died on 15th August 1917

James is Remembered with Honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

James Isely