Clement Henry James

Royal Air Force

Personal Details

Born: 18 January 1880 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 4 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the third of six children born to George Giles James, a tailor, and his wife Eliza. He married Minna Mary Cliffe on 11 August 1904 in Nantwich, Cheshire and together they had three children – George Norman, Kathleen Hazel and Gordon Giles.

Residence: In 1881 he lived at 19 Pepper Street, Whitchurch; by 1891 they had moved to 36 Watergate Street, Whitchurch. In 1901 he was living at 21 Heath Road, Whitchurch; in 1918 he was discharged from the army to 25 Talbot Street, Whitchurch. In 1939 he was living at 6 Edgeley Road, Whitchurch.

Employment: He was a tailor.

Died: In 1966 in Whitchurch, aged 86.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Rank: Private

Service Number: 296153

Date of Enlistment: 18 September 1918

Date of Discharge: 13 March 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards

None awarded as did not see overseas service.


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