James ‘Jim’ Ledger was born at 34. Norway Street, Waterloo, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, on the 25th November 1895, the son of George and Augusta Olivia Vincent Ledger. The family later lived at 12, Sycamore Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, Lancashire.
He served as a third class waiter in the Stewards' Department on board the
Lusitania and was killed when she was sunk. He was aged 19 years.
His body was not recovered and identified afterwards and as a consequence, his name is embossed on the Mercantile Marine War Memorial at Tower Hill, London.
Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1901 Census of England and Wales, 1911 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Crosby Herald, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.