Mealings, James William


War Service:
Rifleman JAMES WILLIAM MEALINGS of 2nd battalion Rifle Brigade died on 13 March 1915, aged 21.

He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, near Bethune.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at the church of St. Luke, Evelyn Street, Deptford.

He was the son of William and Rose Mealings of 65, Windmill Lane, Lower Road, Deptford.

He was born born 12th August 1893 at 42 Bexley Road, Erith. The family moved to Deptford around 1896. He had five sisters Emma Jane, Elizabeth Alice, Ethel May, Ann Maria (died in infancy) and Rose Ann, and three brothers Joseph Henry, Albert Alfred and Robert (died in infancy).

In 1911 the family were living at 65 Windmill Lane, Deptford but James was living at 48 Portland Street, Abertillery, Monmouthshire where he was employed as a coal miner labourer.

He enlisted before the start of the war and was in Kuldana, Muree Hills India in April 1914. He sailed from Bombay to Liverpool in October 1914 and then sailed to France and arrived at Le Havre on 6 November 1914.


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