Private 3388 James Rolfe

Rolfe James 96 428x600

Died of Wounds on Thursday, 13th April 1916, age 26.
Buried in Grave I. A. 37. at Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas De Calais, France.

1st/6th Bn., South Staffordshire Regiment. 137th Brigade of 46th Division.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Wolverhampton, Resident: Bilston.

First landed France & Flanders, 13th March 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/996329/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
Hatton Street, Bilston, Staffs.
John H. Rolfe (35, Iron Works Labourer, born Tipton), his wife Ellen (36, born Tipton), and their 6 children: James (13, Labourer in Iron Foundry, born Tipton), Thomas H. (11, School, born Tipton), Rosehannah (8, School, born Tipton), Sarah J. (6, born Tipton), Adam (4, born Tipton), and Letitia (7 months, born Bilston).

1911 Census
9 Salop Street, Bradley, Bilston, Staffs.
John Henry Rolfe (45, Iron Works Labourer, born Great Bridge), his wife Ellen (47, born Tipton), and their 6 children: James Henry (23, Steam Hammer Driver, born Aston Street, Tipton), Thomas Henry (21, Labourer, born Tipton), Rosehannah (18, General Servant, born Tipton), Sarah Jane (17, Galvanised Sheet Inspector, born Tipton), Adam (15, Labourer in Holloware Factory, born Tipton), and Letitia (10, School, born Bilston).

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings