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James was born in Easington, Durham in 1883. He was the youngest son of James, a Schoolmaster. He had two older brothers, Henry and Richard, an older sister, Selina, and a younger sister, Anna. He was educated at King Edward VI School, Morpeth, then Armstrong College where he trained as a teacher. He later worked as a Schoolmaster in Bedlington and was a member of South Northumberland Cricket and Tennis Club. James was killed in action on 18th October 1915, aged 32. A mistake appears to have been made on the memorial, giving James' middle initial as "M" instead of "N".
James is buried in Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
A family headstone commemorating James is in St. Nicholas' Churchyard, Gosforth and his name is inscribed on a plaque in the church itself.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Graves Photographic Project. The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919. Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929. North East War Memorials Project.
Sophie Anderton (Newcastle University) Ian Johnson (Newcastle University).
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