Private James Pye

Age: 22. Died: 3rd August 1917.

James Pye was an only child and lived with his widowed mother Mary at Hall Lane, Lydiate, a local shopkeeper. His father had worked as a ‘teamsman’ on a farm. In 1914 James was a farm labourer. He served as a private with the Monmouthshire Regiment, attached to The King’s Regiment (Liverpool). His death was reported in the Crosby Herald on 25th August 1917. He has no known grave but he is commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial, Belgium. James was the cousin of Thomas Pye.