19226 Private James Henry Trewern

9th(Service) Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Penance Cornwall in 1895.

His parents were William Charles Trewern(1862-1924) and Annie Josephine Jane Keen(born in 1863). They married on 22/08/1885.

This was Williams second marriage following the death of his first wife Josepha Rogers(1861-1884) whom he had married in 1881 and had had two children with;William Charles

(born in 1882) and Clara(born in 1883).

James also had 3 brothers ;John James(1886-1886),

Norman John(born in 1899) and Edward Aaron(1901-1963) and 8 sisters;Annie Jane(born in1887),Elsie Mary(born in 1889),May(born in 1891),Gertrude(born in 1891),

Alice Maud(1893-1895),Hilda Irene(born in 1897),

Alice Phoebe Maud(born in 1903) and

Levonia Alexandra(1907-1994) from Williams marriage to Annie.

In the 1901 census the family were recorded as living at

2 Summercourt, New Street Penzance.Jame's father was employed as a masons labourer.

In the 1911 census James had started working as a page boy at a hotel, whilst his father was a labourer on the quayside.

The family were now living at 19 New Street, Penzance.

James enlisted in Lynton Devon  and his date of disembarkation into France was on 09/12/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,The British War 1914-1918 and the Allied Victory medals.

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