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James William Worth, MC, DCM

Birthplace: Burley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England UK
Death: November 28, 1917 (21-30) (Did of wounds)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Worth and Martha Ann Worth
Brother of Charles Godfrey Worth; John Holroyd Worth; Theresa Hemingway Worth; Grace Hannah Worth and Elsie Worth

Occupation: 1901 - 9; 1911 - 19, Cloth warehouse man; 1917 - 2nd Lieutenant 2nd/6th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Birth Reg.: DecQ 1891 Leeds RD Vol. 09b p. 552 - Holroyd
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About James William Worth, MC, DCM

Second Lieutenant WORTH, JAMES WILLIAM

  • Died 28/11/1917
  • Aged 26
  • 2nd/6th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
  • MC, DCM

Son of William and Martha Ann Worth, of 7, Burley Mills, Kirkstall Rd., Leeds.

  • Location: Somme, France
  • Cemetery/memorial reference: IV. D. 9.



Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919

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  • First name(s) James William
  • Last name Worth
  • Service number -
  • Rank 2/lt
  • Regiment Prince Of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
  • Battalion 6th Battalion (Territorial)
  • Residence -
  • Birth place -
  • Enlistment place -
  • Death year 1917
  • Death day 28
  • Death month 11
  • Cause of death Died of wounds
  • Death place -
  • Theatre of war -
  • Supplementary Notes -
  • Category Armed forces & conflict
  • Subcategory First World War

Medal Index Cards

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  • First name(s) James William
  • Last name Worth
  • Year 1914-20
  • Service number 2145
  • Rank Private, Second Lieutenant
  • Second rank Second Lieutenant
  • Regiment West Yorkshire Regiment
  • Second corps West Yorkshire Regiment
  • Service record Soldier Number: 2145, Rank: Private, Corps: West Yorkshire Regiment
  • Second service record Rank: Second Lieutenant, Corps: West Yorkshire Regiment
  • Image link http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D6011311
  • Country Great Britain
  • Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
  • Archive reference WO372/22

London Gazette dated 22nd January 1916. Citation to his Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Private 2145 J W WORTH, 1/7th Battalion, TF (Leeds Rifles) For conspicuous gallantry on the Yser Canal on the 8th December 1915 when at great personal risk rescued two sergeants and two men who had been buried under a parapet. Immediately after the rescue a heavy shell burst on the exact spot. At rest in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

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James William Worth, MC, DCM's Timeline

Leeds, Yorkshire, England UK
November 28, 1917
Age 26