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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Liverpool, Lancashire
Born in Liverpool the son of James and Jane Radcliffe. He had a sister Sarah who married Thomas Wintle in 1908 at Worksop whose residence, James resided at prior to enlisting at Worksop
16 Jul 1917
147004 - CWGC Website
G/34291
Sergeant
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Pte James Radcliffe Worksop Guardian 3 August 1917 Amongst the reservists who rejoined the colours at the outbreak of war from Manton Colliery, was Pte, James Radcliffe, of the Queen’s Own West Surrey Regiment, and brother of Mrs. Wintle, of 1, Albert-Street, Worksop, with whom he lived before rejoining, and who has now received news of his death in action. Radcliffe had previously seen many years service abroad, and was a veteran soldier when he rejoined. He went to France with an early contingent of his Regiment, and took part in the fighting at Mons. He was wounded after being in France a few months in 1915, but returned and was wounded again in 1916, and sent to England. After a short stay at a Liverpool Hospital, he was once more drafted to France and was under fire on many occasions. He was again wounded on July 15th and died the next day from his wounds, the information being sent to his sister in a very sympathetic letter from the Chaplain of the Hospital. Serge. Radcliffe was a fine type of man, 35 years of age and single. He did not enjoy the best of health, his long stay in India rather affecting his constitution. His brother-in-Law, Driver T. Wintle, a native of Worksop, who was also a Manton miner and who joined up some fourteen months ago, has been invalided home with trench feet, and is now in Hospital at Blackheath.
James Radcliffe intially enlisted with the Leics Regiment number 11254. He was transferred to 109 coy Labour Corps on the 9th May 1917. CWG additional information:- Son of James and Jane Radcliffe. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    James Radclife - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    James Radcliffe - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle