James Thomas Kendall was born at Barrow-in-Furness in 1880, the son of Abraham and Mary Ann Kendall.
 
He was the husband of Elizabeth Jane Kendall (nee Hamill) of 101, Beatrice Street, Bootle. He and his wife had four children, Olive (b 1909), Mary Hamill (b 1910), Francis (b 1914) and James Thomas (b 1916)
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 5th October 1917. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
"DIED LIKE A MAN."
BOOTLE MANAGER KILLED IN ACTION.
   Pte. James Thomas Kendall, Loyal North Lancs., was killed by a shell during a raid in the early morning on September 11th. Before the war he was manager of Yates' Wine Lodge, Lime-street, Liverpool, and resided with his wife and three children at 101, Beatrice-street, Bootle. He joined the Army in December, 1916, and had been four months at the front.
   Captain Plant, writing to the widow, says: "Your husband was an excellent man and a most reliable soldier, and I am exceedingly sorry to lose him. I know how useless it would be for me to attempt to offer you any consolation in your loss, but it may be some comfort for you to remember that he died like a man doing his best for his country."

Bootle Times 5th October 1917