James Silver (1899-1915)

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 Silver

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

SILVER, JAMES. Private. No 10118. 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born 26 Victoria Crescent, Lockwood, Huddersfield, 21.1.1899. Son of Harry and Mary Silver, Armitage Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Husband of Ada Silver, 2 Crowther Street, Lockwood. Employed as a labourer by Messrs David Brown, of Lockwood. Enlisted in December 1913. Killed in action, 21.8.1915, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His widow received a letter from Sergeant Smith, of 'D' Company, to which her husband belonged, who wrote that they were going out to dig a new trench when Silver was shot by a bullet just above the heart and passed away two or three minutes later. The Sergeant added, 'He was a hard working young fellow and I wish every man was like him.'
ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission