Other names: James John
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireFrance & FlandersThiepval Memorial, FranceMilton, East Knoyle, WiltshireRouenSalisburyThe Workhouse, Amesbury, Wiltshire
Story: James John Lampard was born in 1876 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 13th February, 1876. He was the son of James Lampard, a labourer, and Ellen Lampard (nee Ford). His father died in 1898 at the age of 82 years - he was 27 years older than his wife. At the time of the 1911 Census James was single and working as a General Labourer and living at 41 Milton, East Knoyle. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private on 27th November, 1915 and was assigned to the 4th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 5051) and placed on Reserve. He was eventually mobilized on 22nd February, 1916 and re-assigned to the 1st/8th Battalion (New Service No. 306727). He embarked for France & FLanders arriving in Rouen on 11th July 1916 and went into the Field on 29th July 1916. He was reported to have been wounded but missing on 27th August, 1916 (his recorded death date) though he was not officially presumed killed until 8th October, 1916. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He death on 27th August 1916 is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 9A, 9B and 10B). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial. His effects were eventually forwarded to his mother once her address had been clarified as c/o The Master, The Workhouse, Amesbury, Wiltshire. She died in Amesbury within months of receiving his effects in 1920 aged 73 years.