Born: 30 September 1885
Family: Eldest of five children born to William and Caroline Arrowsmith. In 1952 he married Emily Eliza Dunn. The 1939 Register identified his wife as Edith D Arrowsmith which suggests he may have been married twice; we can find no records relating to a first marriage.
Residence: In both the 1891 and 1901 the family were living in Ash Magna near Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1911 he was visiting London. At the time of the 1939 Register he was living with his wife at 12 Simon’s Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire.
Employment: At 15 years of age James was working as a groom. Ten years later, in 1911, his occupation was that of valet. In 1939 he was working for the Automobile Association as a patrolman.
Died: 18 February 1954 in Whitchurch.
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Service Number: 116140
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: Not known
Reason for Discharge: Not known