Richard Baxell informed me that Jim passed away last week. Though I never met Jim in person I corresponded with him off and on over the years. Initially by post and later through email, it was always a delight to see his name on a letter or in my inbox. Jim was a generous and thoughtful individual and willingly shared information, answered questions on British and Irish volunteers and provided valuable feedback. I have always had the utmost respect for his research and attention to detail and I know many others feel the same.