Lieutenant, 17th Battalion The King’s Liverpool Regiment, attached 1st/5th Battalion.

Died 22nd November 1918, age 21.

Buried at Terlincthun British Cemetery, France.

Student of photography and printing.


James was the only son of George Frederic, a printer, and Helen Berry of Swinton, Lancashire. He was born in 1897 at Pendleton and attended Manchester Grammar School where he was in the school Officer Training Corps. In 1914 he started his studies at Manchester University and quickly joined the University Officer Training Corps. In November 1915 he received a commission and in June 1916 he was sent to France. Just five weeks after his arrival he was wounded at Guillemont. His recovery was quite long, but he returned to France in August 1917. James died of influenza on 22nd November at the 14th General Hospital Wimereux. He left effects worth £363 7s 5d to his father.