Lance Corporal James Atack 15/1080
Born Castleford York’s 1890
James Atack was one of 10 children born to Samuel Atack and his late wife Polly, she had died around the time their last child was born in 1898. in 1902 Samuel remarried, he and his new wife Sarah Elizabeth went on to have a further 5 children 2 of which died in infancy.
At the time of his enlistment on 5th of September 1914, James was living at 27,mill lane, Allerton Bywater, and working underground at Alerton colliery, his two younger brothers were also working at the same pit.
James served with the Pals as a Signaller with number 4 platoon of A company at Colsterdale Egypt and France.
He survived the war but was discharged due to wounds received in 1917, on the 11th of May 1918.
After the war he worked in the Public service sector for this he was awarded the Imperial Service medal, he also received the 1953 ER11 Coronation medal.