Three other Chailey men with the surname Avery served in the First World War – Arthur, Harry and Thomas - and it is possible that J Avery was related to all or some of these men.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Gunner J Avery, Royal Marine Artillery
I know very little about this man. Avery, Pte J, Ry Marine Artillery first appears in Chailey Parish Magazine in April 1916. By October 1916, the magazine notes his rank as Gunner and it would appear that he served throughout the war, his final entry in July 1919 simply reading Avery, Gunner J, Ry Marine Artillery.