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Name:
James Wilson Denham
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J W
Service No.:
260415
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
23
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
7th Bn Border Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Sunnyside, Easingwold, Yorks
Civilian Employment:
Farm Student Boarder
Cause of Death:
Reported Missing in Action
Date of Death:
12-January-1917
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
St Mary's Church, Staindrop Plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
Tyne Cot Memorial
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

James was the son of John & Margaret Denham of Easingwold. The family lived at Sunnyside, Easingwold, Yorks. in 1911 his father, who was born in Middleton-in-Teesdale, was an Elementary School Master for the North Riding Education Committee.  There is evidence that James’ brother, John Kenneth Denham was awarded a scholarship from Easingwold Wesleyan School to the County School Barnard Castle but we do not know which school James attended.  (CWGC state he was educated at Liverpool College Sefton Park, Liverpool.)

Notes:

 In 1911 James was aged 16 & was a farm student boarder on a farm belonging to Christopher Hird of Northallerton. James joined the Cumberland & Westmorland Yeomanry in 1914 & served in France. He was reported missing in 1917 aged 23.

 

Sources:
Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Date of Death Day: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Day: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Year: www.cwgc.org; Overseas Commemorated: www.cwgc.org; Ranks: www.cwgc.org; Unit: www.cwgc.org;