|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||23208||9th & 12th Battalions|
James was born in about 1883 at Bolehill in Wirksworth, son of William Henry and Mary Ann Byard. He married Ellen Jones in 1905, was posted to the Balkans on 31st December 1915 and was demobbed 23rd July 1919.
BYARD James - 9th battalion and then 12th Pioneer battalion. Would have been on Gallipoli with the battalion. Balkans should read MEF (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) on Medal Index Card. Enlisted Feb 1915 and L/Cpl. Possibly taken ill and sent to UK, then out to 12th Pioneer Battalion. Many men ended up getting all sorts of diseases on Gallipoli. 
Medal Index Card
James was awarded the Victory, British War and 15-Star Medals
He entered the Balkans War 31 December 1915
Demobbed to Z Reserve 23 July 1919
Note: In the Medal Rolls Index there was a 'Gunner' James Byard in Royal Field Artillery (67904) who served in France from 30 July 1915.
1939 Register: Breamfield Lane, Wirksworth
James Byard b.15 June 1882; stone mason
Ellen Byard b.3 December 1880
1891: The Moor, Wirksworth
1901: The Moor, Wirksworth
|Joseph H||Byard||son||22||Clay modeller & mouder||Wirksworth|
1911: Parkhead, Crich
|James||Byard||head||27||Stonemason||Bole Hill Wirksworth|
|George William||Byard||son||4||Bole Hill Wirksworth|
|Marther Mary||Byard||daughter||1||Bole Hill Wirksworth|
James Byard married Ellen Jones in Q2 of 1905.
James Byard's uncle John William Byard is also on the Roll of Honour