Date: 25 Jun 1903
Place: Berkeley, Gloucestershire
William Joseph James was killed in a riot.
He had gone to work at the Sharpness Docks in Gloucestershire and when he had got there he found that there was a strike in progress.
He had lived in a temporary building in the docks for the non-striking workers and one night whilst going into Berkeley with some of his fellow works they were attacked from behind a hedge and William James was hit on the head with a piece of iron piping.
He later went home but erysipelas developed from the injury and he went into the Greenwich Infirmary where he died on 25 June 1903.
see Gloucester Journal - Saturday 11 July 1903
see Gloucestershire Echo - Wednesday 01 July 1903