James Edward Twaddle
|Street:||24 Beauchamp Road, Gloucester|
|Alternative Address:||Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.A.|
Possible entry at the Boys Home, South Canal Dock Dublin
|Census 1911:||Likely entry at 24 Beauchamp Road, Bishopstown, Bristol, Gloucester|
|Regiment/Unit:||Royal Irish Rifles, 12th Battalion / [formerly London Regiment]|
|Regiment Number:||43411 / |
|Date of Death:||07-06-1917|
|Cause:||Killed in action, (Battle of Messines Ridge), Belgium|
|Memorial:||Spanbrokemolen British Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
James was born in Brooklyn, c.1887, and enlisted in London.
Prior to the war James was working as a clerk in a clothing wholesalers in Bristol. In 1911 he was living with his aunt Mrs. Mary Janet Stephenson - possibly the sister of his father, as she was born in Longford - including her husband, also a clerk in the same field.
James was one of six Longford men who died on the opening day of the Battle of Messines on the 7 June 1917, where the 16th (Irish) Division and 36th (Ulster) Division fought side-by-side. James
After his death, his next-of-kin was his cousin Mrs. Dorcas Withers and Jenny P. Dean.
|Parents Names:||Son of James Twaddle of Longford|
|Notes:||The Commonwealth War Graves Association (CWGC), appears to have associated the name Mrs. L. Withers, 101 Darer House Road, Upper Richmond Road, London SW 15 with his headstone entry.|