James Boustead Salkeld 1889-1966
630905 [formerly 2721] Sergeant-Major J.B. Salkeld, 20/London Regiment was born in 1889 at Distington, Cumberland to John and Mary, father was a farmer. 1901: lived at the Brewery House Hotel, Harrington, Workington where his father was the innkeeper. 1910: he was an elementary school teacher at Cockfield County Mixed School and lived with Ralph & Ellen Smurthwaite. 1911: left Cockfield. 1914: James enlisted and he saw action in France [15 months], Macedonia [7 months] and Palestine [12 months]. He was awarded the Military Medal, the British War and Victory medals. Died: 1966 aged 78 at Whitehaven.