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20810 Pte. J.A.Mould

20810 Private James Arthur Mould was born on the 11th March 1896 in Mow Cop; he was the eldest of 6 children to Edwin and Lydia A Mould (nee Mountford).

On the 1911 census James was living with his family in High Street, Mow Cop his occupation was a Coal Mine Pit lad driver, his father worked as a Coal Miner Hewer (hewer is a digger).


James enlisted in Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1915, there are no service records for him, but we can see from his Medal Index card that he served in France from 5th October 1915 until he was killed on 14th September 1916; he is buried in Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Northern France.

Medal Card