James. was born in Burton on Trent. An old boy of the school by coincidence currently is a professional footballer at that club.  He enlisted on 4th  September 1914. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt as was another former pupil of our school (William Donnellan) on the same day. 

James was a fitter's labourer at T. Brook and sons.  He is commemorated in Huddersfield Drill Hall. One of 59 fatalities among old boys of the school .

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