Swift, James Henry

BORN HULL 1897. YOUNGEST SON OF VICTOR SWIFT (1864-1922) & ELLEN DONNISON (1865-1931). SON OF A GENERAL LABOURER. HE HAD FOUR BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS. HE WORKED AS A GROCER’S ASSISTANT AND ‘LOCK SMITH’, AT SPENCER STREET, HULL.

ENLISTED IN THE HULL PALS ON 15/02/1915. SERVED WITH THE 13TH EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT (4TH HULL PALS) N EGYPT. ARRIVED FRANCE 08/03/1916. KILLED IN ACTION 13/11/1916, AGED 19. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS FATHER VICTOR. HE IS HIS NAME IS LISTED ON ST MATHEWS CHURCH WW1 MEMORIAL, BOULEVARD. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HDM, 05/12/1916. *

HE IS BURIED AT QUEENS CEMETERY, PUISIEUX, FRANCE. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION READS, “WORTHY OF EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE”.

HE WAS ONE OF FOUR SONS AND A BROTHER IN LAW, SERVING IN FRANCE. HIS BROTHER, PRIVATE, THOMAS CALLIS SWIFT, 203490, 8TH NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, DIED AT YPRES, ON 16/08/1917, AGED 25.

Serre, 13th November 1916

 


First name:
JAMES HENRY
Military Number:
13/1312
Rank:
Private
Date Died
13/11/1916
Place died:
Queens Cemetery, Puisieux, Pas de Calais, France
Age:
19
6 MIDGLEY TERRACE, BEAN STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK