James Walter Cornelius

Memorial: Downend - Christ Church

Regiment: Grenadier Guards

Medals: 1914 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 16311

Parents: James Palmer and Patience Cornelius

Marital status: Single

Home address: Home address: 23 Station Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol. Lived: 1911 Census – Sunnybank, Staple Hill, Bristol and 1901 Census – Newport Buildings, 3 Cumberland Street, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Labourer in Shoe Factory

Date of birth: 1894

Date of death: 10/11/1914

Buried/Commemorated at: No Known Grave – Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

Age: 20

Further information:

James served with the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards and died on 10/11/1914 aged 20 (not 19 as recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission).

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.