James Frederick PATIENT

From Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:

Private James Frederick Patient { 3/3472 } 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment who died on 24 May 1915.  Age 33.

Remembered on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

From 1911 and 1901 Census:

A married man aged 29 in 1911, with a wife aged 27 and three young daughters:  Florence (6), Blanch (3) and Edith (1).  He was employed as a horse-keeper on a farm, and his address is given as Duton Hill, Tilty, nr. Dunmow.

From the 1901 census, it also appears that James Frederick was the son of Thomas and Charlotte Patient.


Information from the Western Front Association (Essex Branch) and Medal Index Card.

Private J F Patient entered France on 1st May 1915, and was killed in action on the 24th of that month – just 23 days later.

He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Click here for the CWG Certificate for James Patient

1914-15 Star

British War Medal (BWM) 1914-20

Victory Medal (VM)