James Charles Hurrell1

M, #3720, b. between 6 Apr 1881 and 4 Apr 1883
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Father*Joseph Hurrell1 b. between 4 Apr 1850 and 2 Apr 1852
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Bickers2 b. Mar 1858
     James Charles Hurrell was born between 6 Apr 1881 and 4 Apr 1883 in Debenham, Suffolk, England.3 He was baptized on 14 Aug 1881 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England.2 He was the son of Joseph Hurrell and Mary Elizabeth Bickers.1,2 James Charles Hurrell was described as Chest measurement (over waistcoat) 39", Waist measurement (over top of trousers) 36", Size of helmet 21.5", Size of boots 7.4, Complexion Fresh, Eyes Brown, Hair Brown on 21 May 1908.1 He married Eleanor Frances Farrow on 28 May 1908 in Henley, Suffolk, England. Witnesses were James Gooch & George Martin.1

Children of James Charles Hurrell and Eleanor Frances Farrow


DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
5 Apr 1891Joseph HurrellJames Charles Hurrell was listed as a member of the household of Joseph Hurrell in the 1891 census in Offton Place Farm, Offton, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Mary Elizabeth Bickers, William Hurrell, Agnes Eliza Hurrell, Harriet Hurrell, Clara Driver, Leo Hurrell, Jesse Hurrell and Anne Hurrell.3


22 May 1900Labourer1

Military History

  • James Charles Hurrell began military service on 22 May 1900 after enlisting in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.1
  • On 26 Jun 1916 James Charles Hurrell was a Private, Serial Number 5565 and served in the 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.1
  • He ended military service on 26 Jun 1916; Discharged. No longer physically fit for war service.1
  • On 25 Nov 1916 James was awarded the Silver War Badge.4
Last Edited=6 May 2014


  1. [S420] Service Record of James Charles Hurrell, Suffolk Regiment, 1909 (The National Archives, WO 363) "unknown cd."
  2. [S36] Microfilm of the Baptisms of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  3. [S16] Online image of the 1891 Census for England & Wales (1891 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.com) "Class: RG12; Piece: 1463; Folio: 121; Page: 6; GSU roll: 6096573."
  4. [S430] Medal Rolls of James Charles Hurrell, Suffolk Regiment, 1914 - 1920 (The National Archives, WO 329) "Badge Number 74533."