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  • 12602 Private James Liley was killed in action on 26 September 1916 in the Battle of Thiepval. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse, photo also courtesy of John Morse
Person Details
South Collingham Nottinghamshire
Henry Liley, who was a carter who worked on farms, married to Sarah Harvey and lived in Collingham, Notts, where they bought up their six children: Hannah, Elizabeth, William, Nellie, James and Ethel. James, who was born in 1890, was working and living in, employed as a horseman on farmer William Hazzard’s farm at Southwell in 1911. After this date he moved to Welbeck, Notts, possibly as an estate worker.
Horseman servant on a farm
26 Sep 1916
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12602
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
James Liley served with the battalion at Gallipoli and in Egypt. He moved to France with the battalion in July 1916. The battalion took part successfully in the Battle of Thiepval but at a high cost in casualties. James was one of these and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
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  • 12602 Private James Liley was killed in action on 26 September 1916 in the Battle of Thiepval. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse, photo also courtesy of John Morse
    James Liley name on Memorial - 12602 Private James Liley was killed in action on 26 September 1916 in the Battle of Thiepval. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme. Visited and wreath laid by John Morse, photo also courtesy of John Morse