Lieutenant, “B” Company 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s.

Killed in action 24th February 1918, age 26.

Buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Belgium.

Former student of architecture.


James was born on 25th October 1891 at Furlane, Greenfield to John and Elizabeth Radcliffe, their only son. He attended Manchester Grammar School and entered Manchester University in 1908 to study architecture. At the outbreak of war he was an architect at Potts and Hennings, Manchester.

He was commissioned in 1914 and was killed in action in February 1918 in Belgium. He left effects worth £11,629 8s 4d to Edward Rowbotham, a solicitor, and Albert Edward Wood, a machinist.