James William Healey

Census Address: 21 St George's Street
Place of Birth: Easton on the Hill, Northamptonshire
Date of Birth: 1894
Enlistment Address: -
Regiment: 1/4 Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Service Numbers: -
Place of Death: Hillcrest, Empingham, Rutland
Date Died: 1952
21 St George's Street, Stamford

In 1911 James was 16, he was born in 1894 in Easton on the Hill, Northamptonshire. He was living with his widowed father, also called James, at 21 St George’s Street. His father was a labourer at the Gas Works and a lamp lighter. James was employed by a tailor as an assistant shop hand. His mother, Rhoda Healey (nee Sheffield) had died in 1908 aged 37. She was born in Pickworth, Rutland and his father was born in Ketton,

In 1901 six year old James was living in Little Casterton with both his parents. Then his father was a bricklayer labourer. James was their only child.

In 1911 James’ father remarried, the bride was his dead wife’s older sister Ellen Susannah Sheffield. His father died in 1940 and his step-mother/aunt died in 1946. Probate recorded that she was still living at 21 St George’s Street. She left her effects to James William (her step-son/ nephew) and by this time was working as a postman.

Military records have not been located, but ‘Stamford and the Great War’ records a ‘James William Healey’ had enlisted in 1914 and joined the 1/4 Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

Official records show James was born in Stamford in 1894.

He died in 1952 at Hillcrest, Empingham, Rutland . National Probate records that Jessie Healey (spinster) was his beneficiary.