DICKINSON, James Pte. 15957

James Dickinson

James Dickinson

James Dickinson was born on the 17th November 1898 in Carr Cottages, Duxbury near Chorley.

He enlisted in the Pals on the 21st September 1914 at the age of 15 years, 10 months. James was the youngest Chorley Pal to lose his life in the war, being killed in action at Serre on the 1st July 1916. Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

He lived with his parents, Thomas and Margaret, at 59 Weldbank Lane; they put a number of adverts in the Chorley Guardian seeking information as to their son’s fate.

James worked as a Printer at Birkacre Printworks and attended St. Gregory’s Church, Weldbank.