James Henry Baylis

FatherJames Baylis (1870-1923)
MotherBlanche Edith Sackett (-1959)
James Henry Baylis, son of James Baylis and Blanche Edith Sackett, was born in Streatham, SurreyG, on 18 August 1896.1,2,3 He died aged 25 in West Ham, EssexG, on 15 February 1922.1,4,5
     In 1911 James was living at 4 Ye Market, Selsdon Road, South Croydon, SurreyG, in the household of his parents James and Blanche, and was recorded in the census as James Henry Baylis, an oil and colorman, aged 14 and born in Streatham.6
     James served on the Western Front in France as a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War. He was awarded the Victory Medal (Territorial Force), and the British War Medal.7
James Henry Baylis and his father, James, travelled to Canada early in 1914 to look at buying land with a view to the family migrating there. When the war broke out they hurried home and James Henry enlisted. He served as a gunner in the front line trenches. The weather was so bad and the conditions so terrible that James started to cough badly. By the time he came home the TB had taken hold and he died of it in 1922.

—Jean Danzelman, daughter of George and Blanche Edith (Baylis) Danzelman, 2012

 Notes & Citations

  1. Email from Sheila Phythian to Chris Sackett, 8 Dec 2010.
  2. General Register Office, Online Index to Births, "Sep qtr 1896. Baylis, James Henry. Mother: Sackett. Wandsworth. 1d:802."
  3. Census.
  4. General Register Office, Online Index to Deaths, "Mar qtr 1922. Baylis, James H, 25. W Ham. 4a:530."
  5. Email from Sheila Phythian to Chris Sackett, 3 July 2012.
  6. 1911 England census, RG14, piece 3312, schedule 218
    4 Ye Market, Selsdon Rd, South Croydon, Surrey
    6 rooms & shop
    James Baylis, head, 40, m. 15y, oil & colorman, worker, at home, b. Shadwell, Middlesex
    Blanch {ITAL:]sic] Edith Baylis, wife, 39, m. 15y, 6 ch, all living, b. Langford, Oxfordshire
    James Henry Baylis, son, 14, oil & colorman, worker, b. Streatham, Surrey
    Cyril Edward Baylis, son, 13, b. Streatham, Surrey
    Blanche Edith Baylis, dau, 10, b. Streatham, Surrey
    Hilda May Baylis, dau, 8, b. Streatham, Surrey
    Winifred Ire {ITAL:]sic] Baylis, dau, 7, b. Croydon, Surrey
    Elsie Lilian Baylis, dau, 3, b. Croydon, Surrey.
  7. National Archives, "British Army World War I medal rolls index cards" (Ancestry image), "Baylis, James H, RGA, gnr, regtl no 340244, medals: Victory (TF) RGA/114B, p. 1338; British [medal]."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsDescendants of Benjamin Sackett
Last Edited30 Aug 2019

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