Lieutenant James Frederick Lorimer FISON MC
4th Suffolk Regiment
Date of birth: 23 June 1890
Date of death: 2 November 1917
Died of pneumonia after gas poisoning aged 27
Buried in Stutton Churchyard, Suffolk
James Frederick Lorimer was the eldest son of James Oliver Fison, manufacturer of chemical fertiliser, and his wife, Lucy Maud, of Stutton Hall, Suffolk, a fine Tudor House overlooking the Stour estuary.
James was educated at Charterhouse, Daviesites House, from Oration Quarter autumn term) 1903, to Summer quarter 1909. He was a Junior and Senior Scholar, Head Monitor and Classical Exhibitioner. He went up to Christ Church as a Scholar in 1909.
He joined the 4th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment at the outbreak of war and was awarded the Military Cross 14 June 1916 and twice Mentioned in Despatches in France in 1916 and 1917.
He married Charlotte Patricia Hazel Elliot aged 22 at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton on 8 March 1917.
James was poisoned by gas in France and died of pneumonia while on sick leave at Wherstead, Suffolk. At the time of his death he was Brigade Major. He is mentioned on the MCC Roll of Honour.
His Estate amounted to £4148 19s 6d, probate granted to his wife who was living at Bluegates, Wherstead, Ipswich. In January 1919, she applied for his 1914-18 Star.
Photograph from the Charterhouse Archives