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James Tyler

Biography of Private James Tyler (29973)
7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment
Formerly, Notts and Derby Regiment
Died 26 May 1917

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James Tyler

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Pointon, Lincolnshire

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1880

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Farm Labourer

No marriage for James has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
James Tyler

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Agricultural labourer

Mother’s Name:
Sarah Woodcock

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Laughton, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1868 Bourne, Northamptonshire

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
William Tyler, 1870, Pointon
John Robert Tyler, 1872, Pointton
George Henry Tyler, 1874, Pointon
Joseph Frank Tyler, 1875, Pointon
James Tyler, 1880, Pointon
Catherine Tyler, 1883, Pointon
Alfred Tyler, 1884, Pointon
Frederick Tyler, 1886, Pointon
Plus 1 more which name are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1881 Census:
James is living with his parents in his Grandads house in Pointon

1891 Census:
James is living with his parents in Pointon

1901 Census:
James is living with his parents in Pointon.

1911 Census:
James is living with his mother in Millthorpe.

Relatives in services:

Newspaper Mentions:

Attestation Papers:
Not found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
Not found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private James Tyler, 29973, 7th Btn, Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princes of Wales’ Own) was killed in action on 26th May 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders. (Note year is different to the CWGC and headstone.)

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
James’ medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In memory of Private J Tyler (29973) 7th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment who died on 26 May 1917
Son Of Sarah Tyler of Millthorpe, Falkingham, Lincs
Remembered with honour Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

More information:

Duisans British Cemetery

James Tyler

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.