|Place of Birth||Whitehaven, Cumbria|
|Previous Service Number(s)||-|
|Regiment or Corps||East Surrey Regiment|
|Unit(s)||8th (Service) Battalion|
|Previous Regiment(s) or Corps||-|
|Type of Casualty (If applicable)||Died of Wounds|
|Theatre of War (If applicable)||Western European Theatre|
|Date of Death (If applicable)||09/04/1918|
|Place of Death (If applicable)||France and Flanders|
|Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)||Picquigny British Cemetery|
|Grave/Memorial Reference (If applicable)||G. 12.|
|Awards and Decorations||Distinguished Service Order|
|Citation(s)||Distinguished Service Order:|
T./Maj. James Wightman, M.C., E. Surr. R.
(The London Gazette, Supplement 30716, 3 June 1918)
Temp. Lt. (temp. Capt.) James Wightman, E. Surr. R.
"For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a bombing party with great courage and determination, and repulsed the enemy. He acted as leading thrower, and threw bombs continuously for two hours. He has previously done fine work."
(The London Gazette, Supplement 29837, 24 November 1916)
|Supplementary Notes||Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Wightman, of Harras Moor, Whitehaven, Cumberland; husband of E. G. Wightman, of 2, Tabernacle Terrace, Carmarthen.|