A general farm worker and the child of James Lawrence (a farm labourer) and Elizabeth Mount (a domestic servant), James Lawrence, the great-uncle of Nigel Horne, was born at St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, England on 4 Oct 18931,2,3,4 and married Mary Knowler (with whom he had 5 children: James Thomas, George Edward, Thomas William, Jack and Ronald) at St Augustine, Northbourne, Kent, England on 14 Sep 19185.
During his life, he was living in Staple, Kent on 31 Mar 1901; at Oast Cottage, Cleve, Monkton, Kent on 2 Apr 1911 and at 1 Church Cottage, Woodnesborough, Kent on 29 Sep 1939.
He died on 20 Jan 1956 in Ashford, Kent3 (died running for the bus. He had had a heart attack. [ No citation for evidence ]) and is buried at Ramsgate Cemetery, Ramsgate, Kent. He served in the military in France from 1914 to 1915 (east Kent Buffs then Labour Corps Awarded the Military Medal).
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