James Sharples

A WW1 Waltham Traveler pocket watch presented to Private James Sharples of Penn Street, Farnworth.

The watch has a stem winding movement, Traveler grade, which is working nicely. The movement is fully signed and the serial number of 21,180,448 dates it back to around 1917. The movement is protected by an inner hinged cover, upon which is a beautiful inscription to a Private James Sharples of Farnworth.

Mr Sharples was a coal miner, born in 1875, who lived in Penn Street in Farnworth with his wife Lily.