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  cap badgePrivate James Carty

2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 10048

James Carty grave





Personal details

Family Information

Eldest son of James and Elizabeth Owens Carty from Irvine. From the 1901 Census - Address - 3 Howes St, Coatbridge - James Carty aged 46, Elizabeth Carty aged 35, Jane Carty aged 16, James Carty aged 12, John Carty aged 9, Mary Carty aged 4, Agnes Carty aged 4, Elizabeth Carty aged 2.

Born / Resided

Irvine / 3 Howes St, Coatbridge previously 37 Summerlee St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action on the 01/11/1914 at the Battle of La Bassee


Glasgow originally Coatbridge 14/09/1906


Labourer / Tube Worker in the British Tube Works / Territorial.


25 / DOB -1889

Buried / Remembered

Le Touret Memorial (Panel 15), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Le Touret Memorial commemorates over 13,400 British soldiers who were killed in this sector of the Western Front from the beginning of October 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Loos in late September 1915 and who have no known grave. Almost all of the men commemorated on the Memorial served with regular or territorial regiments from across the United Kingdom and were killed in actions that took place along a section of the front line that stretched from Estaires in the north to Grenay in the south. This part of the Western Front was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the first year of the war, including the battles of La Bassée (10 October – 2 November 1914), Neuve Chapelle (10 – 12 March 1915), Aubers Ridge (9 – 10 May 1915), and Festubert (15 – 25 May 1915). Soldiers serving with Indian and Canadian units who were killed in this sector in 1914 and 1915 whose remains were never identified are commemorated on the Neuve Chapelle and Vimy memorials, while those who fell during the northern pincer attack at the Battle of Aubers Ridge are commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

Additional Information

James and the Battalion arrived at Le Havre on the 15/08/1914 and were part of the 13th Brigade, 5th Division. James originally joined the 4th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) on the 14/09/1906. His Service Number was 6016. James is listed as CARTLE on the Memorial. James is also remembered on the St Augustine's Church (Cartie) and Stewarts and Lloyds Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for James' Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his name on the Le Touret Memorial x 3, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Le Touret Memorial Panel List, the King's Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge and James' Attestation Papers x 4 (1906) and James' previous Regiment the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Cap Badge.

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thank you for your help
john jaap, guernsey channel islands, 26/06/2020 11:13AM
James Carty, my grandfather's older brother, born in 1889 and lived in 3 Howes, (that's all the street address I have) son of James Carty and Elizabeth Owens from Irvine, The confusion of the surname comes from the fact that back in those days a lot of people couldn't read or write and surnames were spelled as they were pronounced
Gerry Carty, Coatbridge, 24/11/2018 8:16PM

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