|Sons = Mr Branning
|Grandsons= Jim Branning
|Great-grandsons = Max Branning
Gordon Branning |Great-granddaughters = Carol Jackson
Suzy Branning |Other relatives = Bianca Butcher
Louie Beale }} James William Branning was an unseen character in EastEnders. He was the grandfather of Jim Branning. James W Branning was mentioned by his great granddaughter Carol Jackson in 2010. He was born in London in December 1876. He joined the Royal Surrey Regiment in about 1895. He married in January 1897 but died in action in South Africa the same year. His wife gave birth to their son in late 1897.