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Wallen, James R

James R Wallen
1914-1915 Star
1914/15 Star
Victory Medal
Victory Medal
British War Medal
British War Medal
Corporal James R Wallen (11879)
Son of John & Rose Wallen
Father's occupation: Coach Painter
Born 15th April 1888 at Arborfield
2 sisters, position in family: 1
Relatives: Wife: Elizabeth Alwine Rose Slade
Infant School:Arborfield
Senior School:Hurst Boys
Admitted:26th March 1900
Age on admission:11
Left school:Monday 10th June 1901
Age at leaving:13
Local address: 2 Chain Cottages, Hurst
Pre-war occupation: Labourer
Enlisted:Reading, Saturday 5th September 1914
Regiment:Coldstream Guards
Battalion:1st Battalion
Previous unit:Royal Berkshire Territorials
Went overseas:Friday 22nd January 1915
Comments:Buried alive



They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in morning
We will remember them.
Lawrence Binyon