James is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Born: 7th May 1925, Ipswich.
Died: 3rd February 1945; age 19
Residence: Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Rank: Sergeant/Air Gunner; Service Number: 1867038.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 186 Squadron.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Herman Charles & Lucy May Sparke, of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.
Father: Herman Charles Sparke, born May 1898, Copdock, Suffolk. A Fireman – Locomotive – London and North Eastern Railway.
Mother: Lucy May Sparke (nee Chapman), born May 1895.
Eric Geoffrey Hunt; Flight Lieutenant/Pilot; R.A.F.V.R.
(Jackie) John Ross; Flying Officer/Air Bomber; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.
Harrison Stainthorpe; Sergeant/Air Gunner; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.
George Edward Lowndes; Sergeant/ Flight Engineer; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.
Walter Jack Jenkins; Flying Officer/ Navigator; age 31; R.A.F.V.R.
William Cecil Webley; Flight Sergeant/Radio Operator/Air Gunner; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.