James enlisted at the age of 14, he entered the war in France on the 3rd October 1915. *A service was held at the Ormeau Road Methodist Church, Belfast in May 1919, in memory of men who were killed in action. At the close of the service Major S B Boyd Campbell, M.C., R.A.M.C., unveiled a tablet presented by Lieutenant Colonel B F M Fawcett and officers and men of the 108th Field Ambulance (Ulster Division) in memory of James. Major Boyd Campbell said that James was a special favourite with all the members of his unit, and that he could be depended upon at all times to carry though any work set before him. It was his own desire to take up the dangerous work of a stretcher-bearer. He faced every risk, and nobily died in discharging his duty. [*From BNL, dated 7/5/1919 - courtesy of Nigel Henderson] James was the son of Robert and Agnes Gray of Belfast.