Kershaw, James –

Son of the late Thomas Kershaw of Farnworth, Lancashire; husband of Emma Clara Kershaw (nee Booth), of 149, St. Annes Road East, St. Annes on Sea, Lancashire. His brother, Fred Kershaw, J.P., resided at Starrcliff House, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. In France from February 1917 until his death. Died from injuries when the stationary lorry on which he was standing working on the erection Church Army Huts was collided with by another lorry, causing it to roll down an embankment. Medal recorded as being returned and scrapped.

Personal details

  • Surname: Kershaw
  • Forename: James
  • Date of birth: June 18th, 1867
  • Birth place: Not known
  • Place of residence: St. Anne's on Sea, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 50
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: June 18th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Volunteer
  • Unit: Not known
  • Service number: Not known
  • Regiment: Church Army
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 29/06/1917
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 5f
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 29/06/1917

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