|Resided Town||All Saints, Maidstone|
|Date of Death||16/08/1916|
|Fate||Killed in Action|
|Duty Location||France And Flanders|
|Regiment||Royal Garrison Artillery|
|Battalion||115th Heavy Battery|
James was the son of Henry Larking Hursell 1859 – 1941 and Emma Hursell nee Forshew / Foscher. His parents married at St Philip’s Church, Maidstone. In 1891 they lived at 191 Upper Fant Road and Henry was a furnace stoker. In 1901 the family lived at 22 Whitmore Street and Henry was a quarryman. In 1911 James was 24 and a Gunner with 88 Coy Royal Garrison Artillery in China and Hong Kong. James’s younger brother Stephen died in 1954 aged 60.