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Place of Birth: Earby, Yorkshire
Service No: 28315
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 12th (Service) Battalion
Division: 3rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-08-18
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
James Moles was the son of Oliver and Hannah Moles, née Smith. Oliver was born at Bleary, Co. Down, Ireland and Hannah at Lothersdale, Yorkshire.
1901 Earby,Yorkshire Census: Higher Varges [Varjuice] - James Moles, aged 7 years, born Earby, son of Oliver and Hanna Moles.
1911 Earby, Yorkshire Census: Lower Varjuice - James Moles, aged 17 years, born Earby, son of Oliver and Hannah Moles.
James was married to Amy Olive Hartley in 1915.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James Moles, 28315, W. York. R. K. in A. 18.8.16.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte James Moles, 28315, 12th W. York. R. Killed in Action 18.8.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte James Moles, 28315, 12th Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 18.8.16 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Amy O. £4 16s. 3d.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
MOLES, Alfred, aged 23, D.L.I., Mill Brow, [Earby], killed in action Aug. 18, 1916.
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Private James MOLES
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division
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