James William Blount
17th Battalion ('Welbeck Rangers') Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Killed in action by a piece of shrapnel at Ypres on Sunday 17th June 1917 aged 21.
James had previously been wounded in the head in October 1916 and had been invalided back to England and treated at Leeds Hospital before returning to the frontline.
He is buried in the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium.
James was the son of John George and Emma Elizabeth Blount (nee Annable), of 73, Penn St., Belper, he enlisted in Belper on Saturday 10th October 1914.
His mother's brother Stephen Annable was killed on Tuesday 8th June 1915.
Before enlisting James was employed at Denby Colliery and was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church.
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