FORSYTH James Corson
Regiment : 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : J0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 30th August 1917 aged 29
Buried : Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium, Grave I. B. 24.
Birthplace : Worcester
Relatives : Son of James and Agnes Forsyth, 23 Regent Square, Doncaster
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Worcester Royal Grammar School
James Forsyth was the second son of James and Agnes Forsyth, late of ‘Glenbergh’, Chestnut Walk, Worcester. He attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1899 to 1905 and was a keen cricketer who played in the school cricket team. In 1911 he was working in the London office of the Delhi Bank, and later that year sailed for South America. He was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres whilst the 1st Battalion was recuperating away from the main battlefield, being the only officer killed and one of the few casualties suffered at that time.
Source for additional information: In Dedication to a Future World by Mark Rogers, 1999.