James Reginald Frederick
Stroud News 15/9/1916. Military Tribunals. Age 39. Married cowman and milk seller was appealed for by his employer, Frederick Thomas James of St Ringers Farm, Rodborough who said further withdrawal of labour from the farm would seriously affect its productiveness. He had lost 3 young men and his only son was in active service at the front with the Yeomanry. There was 20 cows in milk and the farm was 80 acres in extent, including 10 acres arable. There were 3 other men on the farm, but this was the only one who knew anything about cows or the milk business…The appeal was refused.
James Capt. W.G
Brother of Harry James on war memorial
Stroud News 8/12/1916 Sgt W. G James son of Mr Tom James of Rodborough was given one month’s leave from 22nd November to 22nd December. On Monday last he received a telegram instructing him to report to Codford St Mary (where he was in training) on Wednesday in last week. He proceeded to no 2 Cadet Battalion, Pembroke College, Cambridge on Friday to qualify for a commission. Sgt James was in the South Western Mounted Brigade, Field Ambulance and he has been recommended for advancement by his Major. His father is one of the most popular Great Western Railway Company employees in the Stroud district and he (the Sgt) joined the army in Feb 1915 soon after his elder brother Sgt H. E. James had been killed in action in France. Previously he was in the Bath City Police Force and he is one of the many old boys of Rodborough Council School (trained by Mr W.G. Browne) who have distinguished themselves in the army and navy. Mr & Mrs. James have another son who is in the Alien registration Office at Cheltenham.
Stroud News 7/6/1918 Captain W.G James D.S.O. son of Mr & Mrs Tom James of Rodborough has been wounded in the head and is in hospital at Southmead Bristol
Jeffries Albert Edward