James Byard

Private

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 23208  

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.

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.

CENSUS INFORMATION

1891: The Moor, Wirksworth

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Francis Byard Head 55 Stonemason Ashleyhay
Rachel Byard wife 51   Wirksworth
Andrew Byard son 19 Labourer Bole Hill
Herbert Byard son 12 Scholar Bole Hill
James Byard grandson 8   Bole Hill

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1901: The Moor, Wirksworth

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Francis Byard Head 66 Stonemason Ashleyhay
Rachel Byard wife 62   Wirksworth
Joseph H Byard son 22 Clay modeller & mouder Wirksworth
James Byard son 18 Clay moulder Wirksworth

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1911: Parkhead, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
James Byard head 27 Stonemason Bole Hill Wirksworth
Ellen Byard wife 29   Spalding
George William Byard son 4   Bole Hill Wirksworth
Marther Mary Byard daughter 1   Bole Hill Wirksworth

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James Byard married Ellen Jones in Q2 of 1905.

James Byard's uncle John William Byard is also on the Roll of Honour