His father had served 21 years in the British Army, for some years with the Grenadier Guards and served through the Egyptian campaign in 1882.
As an Army Reservist he went to Canada between 1910-11. He married Miss Emma Brittain (formally Williams), of Swanley in 1912 in Canada, where they moved to Ontario.
James had returned from Canada and was quickly sent to the Front with the Grenadier Guards.
He was killed in action in November 1914, aged 27.
Information sourced from the Bromley & District Times 1914-1920
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