James Henry Hockenhull was born in Tilstock, Whitchurch in 1890, the second son of James and Mary Hockenhull of 13, Catteralls Lane, Whitchurch.
The 1911 Census reveals James residing at Moss Villa, Tilstock Road, Whitchurch and working as a groom/general servant.
James was a member of the Whitchurch Church Lads Brigade when he enlisted in September 1914. He landed in France on the 16th November 1915.
Regiment : 16th (Service) Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps (Church Lads Brigade)
Rank : Rifleman
Service Number : C/454
Killed in Action; France 16th March 1916 Age 26