James Wightman | Service Record

First Name(s)James
Place of BirthWhitehaven, Cumbria
ServiceBritish Army
Service Number-
Previous Service Number(s)-
Regiment or CorpsEast 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 DecorationsDistinguished Service Order
Military Cross
Citation(s)Distinguished Service Order:
T./Maj. James Wightman, M.C., E. Surr. R.
(The London Gazette, Supplement 30716, 3 June 1918)

Military Cross:
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 NotesSon of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Wightman, of Harras Moor, Whitehaven, Cumberland; husband of E. G. Wightman, of 2, Tabernacle Terrace, Carmarthen.