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Lilburn, J.W.E., A/Smn., 1916
In Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel is the Commonwealth War Grave of KP/299 Able Seaman James William Edward Lilburn, serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died 13/11/1916.

Colin Boyd has provided the following:

James was born on 17th December 1891. He was working as a labourer, living with his parents, James and Letitia at 33, Vicarage Street, North Shields when he enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 7th September 1914.

He transferred to the RNVR on 10th September 1914 and joined the Anson Battalion on 22nd October 1914 and was hospitalised with Jaundice on 20th November 1915.

James rejoined the Anson Battalion on 8th January 1916 and was posted as missing later reported as killed in action on 13th November 1916.

James William Edward Lilburn is remembered in Tynemouth on T36.14 page 16

The CWGC entry for Able Seaman Lilburn

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk