Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Mavis Williams
Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Hawarden County School, Roll of Honour
Name / Enw: Taylor, James Roach
Regiment/Catrawd: 11th Sqdn, Royal Air Force
Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Aircraftman 1st Class, 242044
Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Hawarden Cemetery
Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: 2. F. 50
Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Wales
Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Unknown
Date of Death: 5th September 1919
Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:
Killed while flying from France 5th September 1919
James Roche (sic)Taylor’s entry in the Hawarden School Admissions Book. – No. 322. Address Ferry Villa, Gladstone Road, Queensferry, Father – N.H. Taylor, occupation Foreman Roller -Turner. Previous school – Queensferry Council Elementary. Date of birth – 16th December 1898. Date of admission – 13th September 1911. Date of leaving – 23rd December 1914. Day pupil. Partial exemption granted from September 1911 by School Governors. Annual amount £3 tenable for School life. Occupation on leaving – Engineer.
James Roach is also remembered on the Queensferry School Plaque, which is in the Queensferry War Memorial Institute, please click on the link to read his story.