Private J. Callan   Service number 958 royal defence corps

Regiment  Royal Defence Corps

Date of birth  c.1864

Date of death 11th April 1918

Age at death  53/54 years


poppy-1His Story

James was a member of the10th London Regiment, No. 20015 but probably due to his age, mid 50s, was transferred to the Royal Defence Corps.   This latter unit provided security for key sites including bridges and ports.   James served with 103 Company attached to the London District of the Corps.   James does not appear to have had any offspring by his wife Emma who he had married in 1893 and he died in 1918 aged 54.

Details of James Callan’s life and family are available in our publication “Hidden Histories”