Born in Whixall, Whitchurch, Shropshire on 11 June 1890, the second son of Benjamin and Jane Edgerton of Platt Lane, Whixall, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Husband to Nellie L Edgerton (nee Buck) (married in 1913) and father of Winifred A.
The 1911 Census shows James working in his father’s grocers business.
Regiment : 6th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 33122
Died of wounds; France 1 April 1918 Aged 27