James Hursell

First nameJames
Birth Town
Resided TownAll Saints, Maidstone
Date of Death16/08/1916
FateKilled in Action
Service Number28331
Duty LocationFrance And Flanders
Campaign Medals
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
ServiceBritish Army
RegimentRoyal Garrison Artillery
Battalion115th Heavy Battery
  • Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
  • Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz Grave Reference V11. S. 2.

James was the son of Henry Larking Hursell 1859 – 1941 and Emma Hursell nee Forshew / Foscher. His parents married at St Philip’s Church, Maidstone. In 1891 they lived at 191 Upper Fant Road and Henry was a furnace stoker. In 1901 the family lived at 22 Whitmore Street and Henry was a quarryman. In 1911 James was 24 and a Gunner with 88 Coy Royal Garrison Artillery in China and Hong Kong. James’s younger brother Stephen died in 1954 aged 60.