Friday, 10 February 2012

Jim Mycock

The school photograph in the following Furness Vale School topic was provided by Joanna Carr and includes her grandfather Colin Mycock.

Joanna had been carrying out some family history research and looking at a collection of photographs and letters. A number of these concerned Jim Mycock and are in the possession of her Great Uncle. Jim's brother Harold, was Joanna's Great Grandfather. The Mycocks lived at Long Row, Buxton Road in Furness Vale. Harold was born in 1889 and Jim in 1891.

Jim was killed in the battle of the Somme on 16th October 1916. He was serving with the 11th Cheshires. He is commemmorated on the memorial tablet which came from the Methodist Chapel and at the Thiepval Memorial in France.

Joannah has provided a number of photographs, letters and documents concerning Jim Mycock and copies of these are now in the History Society archives and may be vied on request. A few are reproduced below.

James Mycock, a studio photograph

James with his fiancee, Ida Jodrell of Fernilee.
National registration card

Official notification of death
Letter of sympathy from his friend Douglas Shirt (also of Furness Vale)