James Schofield Quarmby (1897-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


James Schofield Quarmby was born on 22 February 1897.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

QUARMBY, JAMES SCHOFIELD. 2nd Lieutenant. 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Eldest son of John Sykes Quarmby and Laura Helen Quarmby, Green Lea, Meltham. Attended St. Bartholomew's Church, Meltham. Educated New College, Harrogate. After leaving college he attempted to enlist on three occasions and was finally accepted under Lord Derby's scheme in the Earl of Chester's Imperial Yeomanry, with whom he served in France. Was attached for some time to the Manchester Regiment as a machine gunner. Gazetted Second Lieutenant in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment in March, 1917. Killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai on 2.12.1917, aged 20 years. Buried HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 11.
ROH:- St. Bartholomew's Church, Meltham; Huddersfield Drill Hall.