James Thomas Williams was born 6 March 1894 at Lands to Thomas Edward and Mary Ann Williams. He was baptised 31 March 1894. In 1901 the family lived at Front Street, Cockfield. His mother died 27 July 1908. He attended Cockfield C. of E. School then the County School. In 1911, his father remarried Dora Williams and they lived 2 Victoria Terrace. He works as a coal miner [driver].