James William GREY (1897 - 1918)
Children Self + Spouses Parents Grandparents Greatgrandparents
James William GREY (1897 - 1918) George Henry GREY (1867 - 1947) William GREY (1825 - 1884) John GREY (1794 - 1873)
Dorothy WALTON (1802 - 1882)
Jane WILLIS (1833 - 1908) William WILLIS (1798 - 1880)
Mary (WILLIS) (1803 - 1867)
Alice LIGHTBOWN (1870 - 1944) James LIGHTBOWN (1841 - 1920) Roger LIGHTBOWN (1795 - 1854)
Mary Ann WALTON (1843 - 1931)

James William GREY

James William GREY
James William GREY James William GREY
b. 1897 at Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
d. 11 Jul 1918 at France aged 21
Cause of Death:
George Henry GREY (1867 - 1947)
Alice LIGHTBOWN (1870 - 1944)
Siblings (7):
Winfred Maud GREY (1895 - 1974)
Mary Alice (Poppy) GREY (1898 - 1959)
George Henry (Harry) GREY (1900 - 1966)
John Lightbown GREY (1903 - 1973)
Charles Royal GREY (1908 - 1976)
Edward Willis GREY (1911 - 1983)
Roger Leslie GREY (1917 - 1981)
Events in James William GREY (1897 - 1918)'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
1897 James William GREY was born Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
1911 14 Census Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
11 Jul 1918 21 James William GREY died France
Personal Notes:
From Leslie Darling:
Debt of Honour Register

In Memory of


Sapper 152139

18th Div. Signal Coy., Royal Engineers

who died on

Thursday 11 July 1918 . Age 21 .

Additional Information: Son of George Henry and Alice Grey, of Tynemouth, Northumberland

Cemetery: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLEPas de Calais, France Grave or Reference Panel Number: I. E. 38.

Location: Terlincthun British Cemetery is situated on the northern outskirts of Boulogne. From Calais follow the A16 to Boulogne, come off at Junction 3 and follow the D96E for Wimereux Sud. Continue on this road for approximately 1 kilometre when the Cemetery will be found on the left hand side of the road.

Historical Information: The first rest camps for Commonwealth forces were established near Terlincthun in August 1914 and during the whole of the First World War, Boulogne and Wimereux housed numerous hospitals and other medical establishments. The cemetery at Terlincthun was begun in June 1918 when the space available for service burials in the civil cemeteries of Boulogne and Wimereux was exhausted. It was used chiefly for burials from the base hospitals, but Plot IV Row C contains the graves of 46 RAF personnel killed at Marquise in September 1918 in a bombing raid by German aircraft. In July 1920, the cemetery contained more than 3,300 burials, but for many years Terlincthun remained an 'open' cemetery and graves continued to be brought into it from isolated sites and other burials grounds throughout France where maintenance could not be assured. During the Second World War, there was heavy fighting in the area in 1940. Wimille was devastated when, from 22 - 25 May, the garrison at Boulogne fought a spirited delaying action covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. There was some fighting in Wimille again in 1944. The cemetery suffered considerable damage both from the shelling in 1940 and under the German occupation. The cemetery now contains 4,378 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and more than 200 war graves of other nationalities, most of them German. Second World War burials number 149. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker

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