Salmon, James Cyril

Salmon Family. Margaret, Eric, Victor and James Salmon, Snr

Born Ferriby, 1894. Son of James Thomas Salmon (1872-1918) and Margaret Ann Andrew (1874-1949), of Sluice Mill, South Ferriby, Barton-on-Humber, Lincs. The family had emigrated from Scotland and left Kirton to take over the Ferriby Mill, which had been built in 1825. James was son of a brickyard labourer. He worked as a Miller, at the Ferriby Tower Mill. He had two brothers, Ernest Victor and Eric Salmon, who also worked at the sluice Mill. The Mill itself was a wind mill, with a large house which contained pig sty, orchard and was largely self sufficient, apart from fresh water which was delived in a 1,000 galleon barrell.

James (Junior) was described as 5 foot, 8 inches tall, 147 lbs weight, 36-38 chest size, “Good” vision and “Good” physical development. He enlisted in the 5th Lincolnshire Territorials, on 28/03/1911, aged 17. Called up for service on 05/08/1914. Posted to France, on 01/03/1915 and promoted Lance Corporal. Killed in action, on 20/05/1915, aged 20. He is buried at PACKHORSE FARM SHRINE CEMETERY, Belgium.

Unmarried. His army effects were left to his mother, Margaret Ann, who wrote to the Authorities requesting money and missing belongings in 1915. His death was reported in the Hull Daily Mail, on 28 May 1915.

The Ferriby Mill closed when his father was killed in a machinery accident there, in 1918. (It was demolished in 1922 and is now part of a cement works)

His brother, Sergeant, Ernest Victor Salmon, 240282, Lincolnshire Regiment was awarded the Military Medal during the war. His other brother Eric served in the Royal Naval Reserve and became a Policeman.


First name:
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Lance Corporal
Date Died
Place died:
South Ferriby Sluice Mill, Lincolnshire