Lt James Baxter, RFA


1882 (or 1885) Aug 24. Born Kent in RIC. There are at least 3 James Baxters commissioned in RFA. An Ancestry tree gives born 24 Aug 1882 Tunstall (near Newcastle under Lyme), Staffordshire, England

1891 living in Bond St, Tunstall

1901 Feb 7 enlisted for 3 years , Reg # 9394 of Grenadier Guards

1901 census in Grenadier Guards in Caterham

1902 Jul 19 Enlists RGA as John Baxter - later corrected to James #11581

1907 Dec Married St Marks Church, Portsmouth to Emma Matilda Jane OUGHTON (1885–1975) . Clarence Barracks, Southsea, Portsmouth, England Solder, Royal Garrison Artillery, 16th Company, Reg # 11581

1910 Mar 13 child born Cyril James Baxter at Portsmouth. Birth Cert gives father Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, Portsmouth, 16th Co, # 11581.

1910 Jul 18 Transfers to Reserve

1910 Jul 2. Joins Cheshire Constabulary at Dukinfield,

1911 census at Dukinfield

1914 May 3 Child born Doris Gertrude BAXTER, gives him at Dukinfield, Cheshire, UK, Police Constable

1914 Jul 18 His Reserve service is completed

1915 Sep 18 granted leave from Cheshire Police to join Army

1917 Oct 1 the undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. James Baxter in RFA

1917 Dec posted to France

1918 Mar 7 born at Portsmouth, a child Phyllis Audrey Baxter

1919 Apr 29 Rejoined Constabulary after war service

1919 Jun 28 At Crewe .Retired from Police Service

1920 Jul 28 He is co-respondant in divorce case

Divorce Court File: 9725. Appellant: Frank Wood. Respondent: Mary Ursula Angelina Wood. Co-respondent: James Baxter. Type: Husband's petition for divorce

1920 Dec 29 Joined ADRIC with service no. 1383. Posted to M Coy

1922 Jan 20. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Apr 1 Apples for madals from Tunstall

1926 Divorce Ancestry Trees have James Baxter born 24 Aug 1882 as being the same man as this Emma was nee Oughton


1939 Register. A LTPB driver. Living at 44 Yeldham Road , Fulham, London. Dob as 24 Aug 1885. Gives him as retired RFA & living alone