James Garrett Teare was born 1888 in Garston, Lancashire son of Robert Teare and Elizabeth Ann Evans born in Cardiff. His father was a Saddle and Harness maker as was his older brother Robert Henry and he had a younger sister Cecilia Jane. James Garrett became a joiner apprentice and in 1911 was living at home with his widowed mother, older brother and younger sister.
We have not been able to discover more about his service record except that he enlisted in Birmingham and was a Private in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd Battn (Reg No 30038). He died on 13 May 1917 in Arras, Pas de Calais, France and is remembered on the Arras Memorial and the war memorial in St Michael’s Church, Garston, Liverpool. The £4-10 shillings army pay outstanding was paid to his brother Robert Henry as his sole legatee.