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Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday's Photo: John H. James

This photo was found in an album that once belonged to my grandmother, Edith Giddens Davis. Grandma's sister, Elizabeth Giddens, was married to Louis James. John H. James (pictured left) was Louis' brother. 

John H. James was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey on August 10, 1892. His parents, Evan T. James and Susanna Miller, were married in 1891.  James' brother, Louis was the only other child. Susanna died on May 21, 1894 and Evan married Mary House in 1896.  

John joined the Marines in 1917 and sailed for France on November 19, 1917. He served as a private in the 6th Regiment, 82nd Company in the 2nd Marine Division. According to his gravestone, he was wounded at St. Etienne on October 6th and died in Mailly Aube, France on October 27, 1918. John is buried in the Hays Cemetery in Easton, Pennsylvania. His regiment participated in the capture of Blanc Mont Ridge. To read more about this, click here. 

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Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.

Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 16 August 2019), memorial page for John H. James (10 Aug 1892–27 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27510624, citing Hays Cemetery, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rich H. (contributor 46489213) .

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929–1990. Digital Images, 3–5. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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