June 5, 1895 (Norwalk, CT) – December 30, 1917; 22 years old
Last local address: Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, Norwalk
Entered the service October 3, 1917
No serial number
Unit: 327th Infantry, Headquarters Company

Born to William G. James (1863-1942), born in England, and Gertrude Stephens James (1864-1931), born in South Africa. Two sisters, Olive (1889-?) and Ellen Saabye (1892-1989). One brother, William John Gurney James (1884-1896).

Worked as an auto mechanic for Henry J. Nehrle in South Norwalk prior to service.

Died at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia of lobar pneumonia. More than likely related to the Spanish Influenza outbreak.

Private James is buried in Union Cemetery, Rowayton; Avenue 2, Plot 46. Photo by webmaster.


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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