William James Whatton (known as James) 1877 – 1955, chauffeur to Lord Erskine (5th Baron) of Spratton Hall. Lived in the Schoolmaster’s House situated next to the primary school. (see photo ref 1027 where he is standing in the doorway).
James was 37 when war was declared and he volunteered for the Army Service Corps in July 1915. He served as a driver in Salonika (now Thessaloniki) in Greece and received the 1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.