Sergeant James Cave, 14547

  • Batt - 9
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Section -
  • Date of Birth - 1895
  • Died - 21/10/1917
  • Age - 22

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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland.
He was the son of Arthur Cave a shoe trade finisher, born 1864 in Leicester and his wife Emma a shoe trade fitter and machinist, born 1866 in Leicester. James was born in 1895 in Leicester, his siblings were, Harriett, born 1887, Annie, born 1889, Florence, born 1890, Thomas, born 1891, Joseph, born 1896, George William, born 1897 and Walter, born 1899, the latter eight siblings were all born in Leicester and Leah, born 1901 in Oadby, Leics., in March 1901 the family home was at 11, Cross Street, Oadby, Leics. In April 1911 James was employed as a shoe trade worker and was residing in the family home, together with his parents and siblings, Harry, born 1884 in Leicester, Joseph, George William, Walter, Leah, Trevena, born 1902, Frank, born 1905 and Marriott, born 1907, the latter three siblings were all born in Oadby, Leics., and an adopted sister, Winifred Coaton, born 1909 in Leicester, his brother’s Harry fell in action, and George William died of pneumonia. The War Diary entry for events from the 19th to the 22nd October 1917 records. SCOTTISH WOOD. The Battalion found working parties which took 90% of the men for A.D. Signals X Corps., work consisted of digging and filling in a cable trench. Hours 2.00am to 9.00am.

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • Conflict - World War I
Research from Michael Doyle's Their Name Liveth For Evermore
  • Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
  • Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
  • Burial Commemoration - Tyne Cot Mem., Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Born - Leicester
  • Enlisted - Leicester
  • Memorial - OADBY MEM., LEICS

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