Arthur James probably lived with his mother, Mrs Janet Bradley, at 26 Rumbow, Halesowen. He enlisted in the Army Service Corps which was responsible for the movement of huge amounts of stores and for the transport of troops. He was attached to the Derbyshire Yeomanry who were in charge of the British base at Taranto. This Italian port was the southern end of the vital supply line from Britain to the Eastern Mediterranean. There was no fighting near the base and Private Arthur James probably died of disease on the 12th January 1919. He was 29 years of age and is buried in Taranto Town Cemetery Extension (I D 4) and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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