A general farm worker and the child of James Lawrence (an agricultural labourer) and Elizabeth Mount (a domestic servant), James Lawrence, the great-uncle of Nigel Horne, was born in St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent, England on 4 Oct 18931,2,3,4 and was married to 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 Sept 19185.
During his life, he was living in Staple, Kent, England on 31 Mar 19011; at Oast Cottages, Cleve, Monkton, Kent on 2 Apr 19116 - less than a mile from his half-brother Herbert who was living at 2 Oast Cotts, Monkton, Thanet, Kent, England and his half-sister Florence Eva who was living at 2 Oast Cottages, Cleve, Monkton, Kent, England; and at 1 Church Cottage, Woodnesborough, Kent on 29 Sept 19392.
He died on 20 Jan 1956 in Ashford, Kent, England3 (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).
Burial place (Ramsgate, Kent, England) has no citations
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