Alfred JAMES

Alfred JAMES

Male 1847 - 1923  (76 years)

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  • Name Alfred JAMES 
    Born 26 Jan 1847  Springfield, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He gave his date of birth as 2 March 1847 born Chelmsford when he enlisted in the army - he obviously could not remember is birth date!
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 4 Apr 1847  All Saints, Springfield, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Springfield Green, Essex 
    • See copy of original baptsims record
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Springfield, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Jan 1864 
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Royal Navy, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  St. Dunstans Church, Feltham, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Feltham, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 2 Apr 1911  Ashford, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Apr 1923  "Dalkeith", Clarendon Road, Ashford, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 76y 
    • BMD ENTRY FOR APR-MAY-JUNE 1923 = STAINES, VOL 3A PAGE 3
      See copy of death cert in James folder
    Buried 23 Apr 1923  Ashford Cemetery, Ashford, Middx Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Dalkeith, Clarendon Road, Ashford, Middlesex 
    Wills & Administration 23 Jun 1923  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Bandmaster Kings Own Borderers 
    • He was also the Bandmaster in Feltham Industrial School after leaving the army. the Industrial School closed in 1909
    Person ID I446  Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2017 

    Father John JAMES,   b. 1810, Fordhouse, Bushbury, Brewood, Staffs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1857, Springfield, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Sarah BILLINGTON,   b. 1813, Shenley, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1858, Springfield, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 29 May 1836  Loughton, Buckingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • SOURCE = LDS WEBSITE AS FOLLOWS:
      spouse: John James
      groom's name: John James
      bride's name: Sarah Billington
      marriage date: 29 May 1836
      marriage place: Loughton,Buckingham,England
      indexing project (batch) number: M00619-1
      system origin: England-ODM
      source film number: 88487
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Springfield, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Eliza TAVNER,   b. From Jul 1849 to Sep 1849, Springfield, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1925, Ashford, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1881  All Saints Parish Church, Springfield, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 5 children 
    Last Modified 6 May 2007 
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1847 - Springfield, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Address:
    Springfield Green, Essex - 4 Apr 1847 - All Saints, Springfield, Essex
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 5y - 30 Mar 1851 - Springfield, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jan 1881 - All Saints Parish Church, Springfield, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 64y - 2 Apr 1911 - Ashford, Middlesex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWills & Administration - Age: 76y - 23 Jun 1923 - London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Alfred (Alf) James
1847-1923
    Alfred (Alf) James 1847-1923
    Son of John James and Sarah Billington.
    Husband of Emily Eliza Tavner.
    Alf James, Bandmaster Kings Own Scottish Borders.
    and afterwards Bandmaster Feltham Industrial School, Middlesex
    Alfred Leonard James
1886-1959
    Alfred Leonard James 1886-1959
    Ada, Ella, Lena James
1891-1975
    Ada, Ella, Lena James 1891-1975
    Wife of Andrew Bain
    Elsie Nora James (Nora)
1888-1928
    Elsie Nora James (Nora) 1888-1928
    Nora wife of James Turtle
    Daughter of Alfred (Alf) James & Emily Eliza Tavner
    Thomas William James
1883-1963
    Thomas William James 1883-1963
    Thomas W. James
    Bandmaster Princes Pat's Regiment, Toronto, Canada
    Husband of Kate Crawforth
    Cyril Arthur James
1895-1971
    Cyril Arthur James 1895-1971
    Son of Alfred James & Emily Tavner
    Husband if Mabel Huse
    Emily Eliza Tavner
1849-1925
    Emily Eliza Tavner 1849-1925
    Daughter of John Tavner & Sarah Harvey.
    Wife of Alfred (Alf) James, Bandmaster.

    Albums
    James Family
    James Family (14)
    Photos of all the members of the James Family including Branch family members (England)

  • Notes 
    • Alfred James, on the 14th October 1862, age 15 years and 8 months joined the 4th Hussars at Curragh Camp, Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. This was the HQ for the Hussars at that time and Alfred, for some unknown reason, was signed up by Special dispensation.
      He is described as being 5ft 5ins. tall, fair complexion, light blue eyes, fair hair and had three scars on his chest from a scald. He gave his occupation as a Musician and stated he was born in Springfield, nr. Chelmsford, Essex. He had a very flamboyant signature for a 15 year old.

      He stated he had a 1st Class School certificate.
      He was discharged from the army in April 1886 at Gosport having been of very good character

      See 4th Dragoon Index in James folder. His regimental number with 4th Light Dragoons was 682

      Regiment was converted to Light Dragoons in 1861 and to Hussars in 1862

      The 4th (Queens Own) Hussars had started life as a regiment of dragoons, similar to the 5th RIL. In 1861, they were designated Hussars and having been previously known as 4th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Dragoons.
      This regiment had a long tradition of fighting history and their battle honours are very impressive including honours from The Austrian War of Succession, The Peninsular War, Afghanistan and The Crimean War where they took part in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade.
      During World War One under the command of Gen. Sir Alexander George Montgomery-Moore, KCB they took part in many of the battles 5th RIL took part in as well as others which included Langemarck and Bellewaarde 1914,and Scarpe in 1917. In all they would go on to earn 21 battle honours. In 1915, at Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare the Depot Squadrons of the 4th and 8th Hussars amalgamated to form the 10th Reserve Cavalry Regiment.
      One of their most famous members was Sir Winston Churchill who joined the 4th Hussars in 1896 and went on to become their Colonel-in-Chief right up until the day he died.
    • 4TH HUSSARS

      Pay and Muster Roll, 1864

      Extracted from the Pay and Muster Roll [1st quarter] of the 4th [Queen's Own] Hussars.
      TNA [PRO] Reference WO 12/668

      Roll of the Regiment between beginning of January 1864 and beginning of April 1864.

      To see this info visit http://www.shadowsoftime.co.nz/P&M1864.html in which the list shows JAMES, Alfred - Private - 682 Band
      Also listed is a JAMES, John - Private - 601 Band


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