Born: 1886, Clitheroe, Lancashire.

Died: 15th May 1915; age: 29; Died of Wounds at East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital.

Enlistment Location: Bolton, Lancashire.

Date of Entry Therein: 26th October 1914.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 8257.

Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Joseph & Mary Wall; husband of Mary Agnes Wall, of 55, Second Avenue, Verdun, Montreal, Canada.




1891   40, Salford, Clitheroe, Lancashire.


James was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph Wall, 34, Slater & Plasterer, born Manchester, Lancashire.

Mary Wall (nee Burke), 32, born Ireland.

Joseph Wall, 13, a Calico Printers, born Manchester.

Mary Wall, 10, a Cotton Weaver, born Clitheroe.

Annie Wall, 7, born Clitheroe.

Walter Wall, 3, born Clitheroe – died 1896, Clitheroe.

Ellen Wall, 1, born Clitheroe.


1901   15, Fraser Street, Halliwell, Bolton, Lancashire.


James was 14 years old, an Apprentice Tiler & Slater. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph, 44, a Tiler & Slater.

Mary, 42.

Joseph, 23, a Tiler & Slater.

Annie, 17, a Cotton Card Room Hand.

Ellen, 11.

William Stoneyhurst Wall, 7, born Bolton.

Thomas Wall, 5, born Bolton, Lancashire.

The Wall family were Roman Catholic.


On the 11th March 1910, at the age of 23, James, a Slater, arrived at the Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. His departure had been from the Port of Liverpool, and had sailed on S.S. Virginian.


On the 29th February 1912, at the age of 25, James and his 23 year old, bride Mary, arrived at the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. They had departed from the Port of Avonmouth, Bristol and sailed on the S.S. ‘Royal George.’ Their final destination was to James’s home at Soucy, Montreal.


On the 8th May 1914, James’s wife, Mary, aged 25, and their young daughter, Mary, aged 9 months, arrived at the Port of Montreal. They sailed on the S.S. ‘Victorian’ departing from the Port of Liverpool.


James’s parents & many of his siblings also immigrated to Montreal, Québec between 1913 – 1923.


In 1912, Bolton, Lancashire, James married Mary Agnes Connolly, born 1889. They had 1 daughter:

Mary Agnes Wall, born 1912, Verdun, Montreal, Québec. Baptised: 1912, Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, Verdun, Québec.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary A. Wall – widow.

2nd Battalion
August 1914 : in Dublin. Part of 13th Brigade in 5th Division.
16 August 1914 : landed at Le Havre.
28 December 1915 : transferred to 97th Brigade in 32nd Division.

King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion.

One Comment

  • Thank you for publishing this information in detail
    It has been a great assist in helping us to fill in some great detail in building our family tree
    Kevin Tobin
    Kingston, Ontario Canada


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