James Davenport was the son of Mary Jane Davenport of 4 Walton Park, Liverpool and the late C.S.M. James Davenport (R.D.C).
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 9th July 1915. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
BOOTLE FOOTBALLER KILLED.
AN "OLD BOY" OF ST.JOHN'S SCHOOL.
   Although killed outright on the 17th May, no official news of Rifleman James ("Sonny") Davenport's death was received until June 22nd. Rifleman Davenport, who was the son of Sergt.-Major "Jim" Davenport, of 72, Regent-road, Bootle, joined the 5th King's in September last, and after five months' strenuous training left for the front on February 21st. He had his baptism of fire on the 25th, when he was ordered to the trenches with the rest of the company. Continually in the thick of the fray from that day until the memorable charge of the King's, when he was killed outright, he went through many trying ordeals, all of which he bore with the courage and daring of the hero he proved himself to be. As a ;ad, he attended St.John's School, and later completed his education at the Liverpool College. He was a prominent member of the St.John's "Old Boys'" Association, and enjoyed a successful career in local football. His prowess as a goalkeeper was widely known, and it was mainly due to his wonderful performance between the sticks that Wesley Hall Juniors won the cup some few years ago. He later became associated with the Bootle A.F.C., which, it will be remembered, became practically non-existent toward the end of last season owing to the war. His father, who is well-known in Bootle and district as Sergt.-Major "Jim" Davenport, is at present serving on home defence.

Bootle Times 9th July 1915

 
His photograph was published in a commemorative booklet issued when the first part of the Bootle Roll of Honour was unveiled in 1916.
 
His father James Davenport also died.