Daniel James Alexander1

#35671, b. 20 November 1876

  • Father: Daniel Alexander1 d. 20 Oct 1909
  • Mother: Mary Ann Carter1 b. c 1846, d. 15 Jun 1908

Individual's Timeline

Birth20 November 1876Daniel James Alexander1
Birth RegDecember 1876Daniel James Alexander2
Christening22 July 1877Daniel James Alexander1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Daniel was a fisherman.
  • Name Variation: He was also known as James Daniel Alexander.
  • Residence: In 1900 Daniel James lived in 123 Row 23, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. From his army attestation papers. On the back of the last page there is an address of 73 George Street.3

Census details

  • In 1891 in Great Yarmouth Daniel James Alexander was included in the census schedule of No 'head' stated, and in all 18 people listed. The occupations were Hawker, Silkman, Groom, Umberella maker, charwoman, needle woman, marine store dealer, road Fectioner, tin miner, day woman, 'sells oranges and nuts', and lastly a fish carter. The 16 year old James did not have an occupation, and 3 of the poeple had 'not known' against their given names. In google, George Street appears to be newly developed. He was aged 14 years.

Military Career

Records show that Daniel James Alexander served in the armed forces. In Nov 1893, James attested into 4th Battalian of the Norfolk regiment Militia. His number was 2795, and he was 17 years and 8 months old. Read his exhibit to see his 'odd' tattoos. He served until 1903.3


  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     816
    DateOfBirth     20 Nov 1876
    BaptismDate     22 Jul 1877
    Forename     Daniel James
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Daniel
    MotherForename     Mary Ann
    FatherSurname     ALEXANDER
    Abode     Row
    FatherOccupation     Fisherman
    FileNumber     15201.
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, ALEXANDER      Daniel James            Yarmouth      4b     15.
  3. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, British Army Service Records 1760-1915 Transcription
    First name(s):      James
    Last name:      ALEXANDER
    Calculated year of birth:      1876
    Parish of birth:      Great Yarmouth
    Town of birth:      Great Yarmouth
    County of birth:      Norfolk
    Age at attestation:      24 years 10 months
    Attestation date:      2 April 1900
    Attestation corps:      4TH BN NORFOLK REGIMENT
    Attestation soldier number:      2795
    Discharge rank:      
    Discharge corps:      Norfolk Regiment - 9th Foot
    Discharge soldier number:      
    The National Archives reference:      WO96 / 202 / 67.