James Jamfrey was the youngest son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jamfrey. He was born on 17th September 1893 in Cookstown. He was one of seven children. Prior to enlisting, like his father, e was a railway porter. Around 1919, a year after his brother William was killed in the latter days of World War One, William joined the Royal Navy. Petty Officer Stoker James Jamfrey was serving with the Royal Navy on board HMS Curacoa when he died on 2nd October 1942. His hip was rammed by the Queen May in an accident.
From the Brompton Barracks Chatham - At the traffic signals turn right onto Globe Lane - A231 (signposted 'Historic Dockyards'). Keep in left hand lane then turn left onto Dock Road (signposted Gillingham). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Wood Street - A231 (signposted Gillingham). Turn Right on Mansion Row (The memorial is signposted from here), then 1st left on Sally Port Gardens and finally 1st right on King's Bastion. Follow road through the housing estate, the car park to the memorial is at the end of this road. The Memorial overlooks the town of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the Town Hall Gardens. A copy of the Memorial Register is kept in the Naval Chapel of Brompton Garrison Church and may be consulted there.