Born: In 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was one of nine children born to Patrick Boyle, a labourer in an iron foundry, and his wife Margaret (nee O`Neill). His father died in about 1897. By the time of the 1911 Census only four of the children were still alive. No marriage can be found for James.
Residence: All records show that James lived at 29 Yardington,Whitchurch, Shropshire for most of his life. Though no evidence of an address for him can be found after 1919.
Employment: On the 1911 Census his occupation is that of a labourer in an iron foundry. No other occupation can be found for him after that.
Died: 1929 in Whitchurch,Shropshire, aged 37.
Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Service Number: 31163 (previously T4/ 37252)
Date of Enlistment: 19 November 1915
Date of Discharge: 10 January 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Other Information: James’ older brother, John, served in The Royal Engineers during WW1. He died of wounds in France on 16 September 1917, aged 35, and is commemorated on the Whitchurch Town Memorial.