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Private James Carty

2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 10048

James Carty grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Elizabeth Owens Carty from Irvine

Born / Resided

Irvine / 3 Howes St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 01/11/1914

Enlisted

Glasgow

Employed

Tube Worker in the Clyde Tube Works

Age

25

Buried / Remembered

Le Touret Memorial, 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 is listed as CARTLE on the Memorial. James is also remembered on the St Augustines Church (Cartie) and Stewarts and Lloyds Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for James` name on the Le Touret Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  remembered at home  additional photo

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Comments
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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