James WEBB
Rank: Private
Number: 21607
Unit: 10th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 23 March 1918
Age: 41
Cemetery: Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

James had been born in Sheffield and it would seem he had strong Yorkshire connections as he enlisted in the army at Attercliffe. He was married to Ethel Ann who, after the war, was living at 42 Walkley Bank Road, Walkley, Sheffield. It's not known if they lived there together or if Ethel moved to Sheffield as a widow.

By the early 1920s, his parents are understood to have died but the Commonwealth War Graves Commission notes that there were "of Stockport". It's not known if James' work took him back to his native Yorkshire, in later life, but the 1901 Census records that he was working as a railway clerk. At the time of the Census, he was living in Gorton, Manchester and was aged 23.

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