and Photos Courtesy
Alan & Beverly Leeson
15089 James Pierpoint
15089 James Pierpoint born 1881 in Scholar Green, third eldest son of Thomas and Ellen Pierpoint, Kidsgrove. Occupation miner, height 5 feet 7 ˝ inch, weight 103lbs, eye brown and hair black, unmarried.
James enlisted on 04/11/1914 in Macclesfield. Part of his Military Service Records is as follows:
Home (Home means in
On the 27/06/1915 embarked for Gallipoli, there is no date of arrival in Gallipoli, once in Gallipoli he would have joined his Battalion.
11/08/1915 suffered head wound in the field, on the 13/08/1915
he was invalided onto S.S.Lanada for
Home 15/10/1915 – 24/04/1916.
On the 25/04/1916 embarked for Mesopotamia (
Lt-Col M Read R.A.M.C of the
With reference to his No9521 of the 25th August 1915 has the hour to submit the following information:
No 15089 Pte. J. Pierpoint, 7th
North Staffords Regt. He was admitted into this
hospital on the 14th July from - -
In 1917 James’s father Thomas received James personnel possessions, these consisted of: I pair of boots, pair putties, 1 shirt, 1 towel, pair of khaki knickers, I hair brush, 1 pipe, 1 knight, 1 fork, spoon and toothbrush holder. Then in 1919 he received the first of his medals the 1914-15 star, and then in 1921 he received his British war and Victory Medal, then on the 21st January 1922 Thomas was sent a letter and enclosed was a photo of James’s grave (there is no copy of this photo).