Serjeant 11001, 18th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

Killed in action on 30th July 1916, age 22.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Former student of  printing/typography.


James was born in 1899 to David and Elizabeth Bertram Donaldson of Altrincham. As a Printer with Printers Ltd, Altrincham, he registered at the Tech in 1911-12 for a 1st Year Typography Course (Machine). He served on the western front and was killed during the Battle of the Somme.