Army Number : 17232
Battalion : 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
He was born at Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Son of Samuel and Mary Ellen Aldred, of 190, Little Hallam Lane, Ilkeston. He was a lace factory hand (threader) prior to enlisting at Nottingham. He went to France 14th July 1915 and was killed in action 1st July 1916 in the attack on Ovillers, France during the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10C, 10D and 11A.
Private James Edward Aldred is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Ilkeston War Memorial, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
His brother Private George William Aldred, 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.