Brearley, James Shaw –

Son of James and Nellie Brearley, 41 Regent Square, Salford, Lancashire; husband of Emma Simpson (formerly Brearley) 4 Hollingwood Street, Salford, Lancashire. James died at sea, along with 59 other Border Regiment soldiers, when the Royal Edward was sunk after being hit by a torpedo.

Personal details

  • Surname: Brearley
  • Forename: James Shaw
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Salford, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Salford, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 22
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: August 13th, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 1st (Regular) Battalion.
  • Service number: 16579
  • Regiment: Border Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Manchester, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


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