SHERRINGTON, James Ashley Pte. 15672

James Sherrington was 34 years of age when he enlisted in the Pals at Chorley in 1914.

Born in the town in 1880, he was the only son of Hannah and James Ashley Sherrington; he had four younger sisters. The 1901 Census recorded him living with his parents and sisters at 61 Pilling Lane, working as a Horse Driver on a farm. By 1911 he was still at Pilling Lane although working in textiles and upon enlisting was working at Birkacre Bleachworks; he worshipped at St. Gregory’s Church.

James was wounded sometime in 1917 or 1918 and suffered from shell shock.

A single man for all of his life, he died in Chorley in 1945.