Wilcock, James –

Son of Richard and Ellen Wilcock, of 37, Argyle Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Previously enlisted at Bolton on 31/03/1915 as Private 4151, 2nd/5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, and discharged 13/08/1915. Re-enlisted 20/09/1915 at Bolton as Driver 2336, 3rd East Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Both times discharged for having made a mis-statement as to age on enlistment. He had claimed to be 19 years old.

Personal details

  • Surname: Wilcock
  • Forename: James
  • Date of birth: April 18th, 1899
  • Birth place: Darwen, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: Not known
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: Not known
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 8th Royal Marine Battalion (Plymouth Division).
  • Service number: PLY/19234
  • Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry
  • Enlistment date: October 31st, 1916 - 1916-10-31
  • Enlistment location: Manchester, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


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


  • CWGC Memorial: Not known
  • CWGC reference: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 24/09/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7f

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