James Walter Hibbert

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 1866 in Duckinfield, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire.

Family: He was the child of Ann Hibbert. He married Eliza Ann Hurst on 7 February 1886 in Duckinfield. He married for the second time to Alma Elizabeth Ward on 27 September 1911 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had two children – Walter and Alma.

Residence: In 1871 he was living in Hodgson Street, Ashton-under-Lyne; by 1881 he had moved to 54 Dale Street, Ashton-under-Lyne. In 1891 having enlisted he was living at St Chad, Shropshire Light Infantry Depot, Shrewsbury. In 1911 he was boarding at Havana House, Whitchurch. In 1915 his enlistment papers showed an address of Queens Head, High Street, Church Stretton, Shropshire and in 1920 he was living in Copthorne Gardens, Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. In 1933 at the time of his death he was living at The Castle Inn, Severn Street, Castlefields, Shrewsbury.

Employment: In 1881 he was a railway station clerk; in 1891 he was a clerk in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. In 1911 he was a Sergeant instructor and in 1933 he was a publican.

Died: 4 April 1933 in Atcham, Shropshire, aged 67.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 18887

Date of Enlistment: 4 September 1915

Date of Discharge: 4 April 1920

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Other Information: He had previously served with the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (service number 3382) from 3 February 1891 to 2 February 1912.

Medals and Awards

None awarded as did not see overseas service


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