James Isely

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

In 1911 James Isley born in Woolton 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 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.

Before James joined the army he was an apprentice at Messrs Rowlands Nurseries Childwall. James was also a member with the rank of guide incorporated Church Scout Patrols.

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

James is Remembered with Honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

James Isely

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