Farnham War Memorial

James Weeks

Surname: Weeks
Other names: James
Other people in this story:
Edward Jesse Weeks
Sarah Ann Weeks nee Avery
Sidney Weeks
Locations in this story:
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
France & Flanders
St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France
Farnham, Blandford, Dorset
Bournemouth
Rouen, France

Story:
James Weeks was born in 1897 in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, and baptised there on 15th April, 1898. He was the son of Edward Jesse Weeks, a Game Keeper, and Sarah Ann Weeks (nee Avery). His siblings included Sidney, born in 1887, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted in Bournemouth as a Driver with the Territorial Force of the Royal Field Artillery (Service No. 645269). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. At the time of his death he was serving with the RFA (3rd Army Reinforcements) and died of an unspecified illness in Rouen on 26th June 1918 and was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France (grave id. Q.II.C.11). He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial in St. Lawrence's Church.

Images:
  • St. Lawrence's Church, Farnham

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives