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Forename(s): James Albert
Place of Birth: Bradford, Yorkshire
Service No: 3960
Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion
Division: 13th (Western) Division
Date of Death: 1917-02-20
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: E. "U." 1170.
CWGC Cemetery: SKIPTON (WALTONWRAYS) CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
James Albert Fouracre was the son of Mark and Mary Ann Fouracre, née Bentley. Mark was born at Payton, Wellington, Somerset and Mary at Cononley, Yorkshire.
1881 Cononley, Yorkshire Census: Aireside Terrace - J.A. Fouracre, aged 2 years, born Bradford, Yorkshire, son of Mark Fouracre, widower.
1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 1, Rose Terrace - James H. [sic] Fouracre, aged 11 years, born Bradford, Yorkshire, son of Mark and [stepson of] Charlotte Fouracre. [Mark had married Charlotte Slater in 1882. Mark died in 1900 and Charlotte married William Dale in 1903.]
James was married to Elizabeth Robinson in 1906. Elizabeth died in 1910.
1911 Salford, Lancashire Census: 27, Belfort Street - James Fouracre, aged 32 years, single, born Skipton, Yorkshire. [James was living with his brother, William and sister-in-law, Mary L. Fouracre. William Henry (Harry), married Mary Selina (Lena) Foster in 1902.]
The British Army Pension Record for James Fouracre exists but may be incomplete.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James Fouracre, 3960, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (5A) Asiatic. Date of entry therein: 13 June 1915. [James was discharged on the 21 July 1916. He received the Silver War Badge.]
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte James Fouracre, 3960, K.O.R.L. Date and Place of Death: Disch’d 21.7.16. Died 20.2.17. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister in Law Sole Legatee - Lena. £8 10s. 0d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Dependant: Mrs Lena Fouracre of 9, Hyde Street, Salford. Relationship: Unmarried wife. [In the British Army Pension Record James names Lena as his wife, "their" children are named as: Alice, James and Lena. James probably named Lena and the children, as such, so that any pension due to him, would go to her.]
Data Source: Craven Herald Article
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 13th (Western) Division
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