James Martindale

James Martindale
Rank: Private
Service No: 50926
Date of Death: 10/08/1917
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Cheshire Regiment (13th Bn)
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Additional information: Son of Daniel and Mary Martindale of 53 Lugsmore Lane, St Helens, Lancs.

Rutherglen Lore information: c/0 Mrs Hardie, East Main Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Father Daniel Martindale.
1901 census information:
Address: 53 Lugsmore Lane, St Helens, Lancs.
Father: Daniel (45) plate sheet glass foreman, born about 1856 in St Helens.
Mother: Mary (46) born about 1855 in Prescot.
Sister: Mary (23) domestic, born about 1878 in St Helens.
Brother: Charles (21) plate glass cutter, born about 1880 in St Helens.
Self: James (19) labourer in pottery, born about 1882 in St Helens.
Sister: Margaret (16) born about 1885 in St Helens.
Sister: Annie (10) born about 1891 in St Helens.
Sister: Ellen (4) born about 1897 in St Helens.
1911 Census information:
Address: 162 Main Street, Rutherglen
James (29) sagger maker, born in England.

Liverpool Echo 24/7/1918

Newspaper transcript – Pte. James Martindale, 50926, Cheshire Regt., missing since August 10, 1917. Information to his father, 53, Lugsmore Lane, St. Helens. His brother, Charles Martindale, 67037, R.W.F., was reported missing between May 28 and June 14, 1918, and any news of him would be welcomed. 

James is also commemorated on the West Parish Church Memorial and St Helens’ Cenotaph.

*On the cenotaph it states that James was in the Highland Light Infantry however I believe this was a mistake made by his landlady who supplied the information for both the Cenotaph and the Rutherglen Lore book.