James was born in 1894. He was the son of James Williams and Elizabeth Barber.
↑ England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content : accessed 23 Sep 2021), database entry for WILLIAMS, JAMES GILKES (Mother's maiden surname: BARBER). GRO Reference: 1894 M Quarter in CANNOCK Volume 06B Page 543.
"England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSQP-DRN : 21 May 2019), James G Williams in household of James Williams, Walsall Wood, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Aldridge subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.