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  cap badgeLance Corporal James Cunningham

12th (Service) Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 471

James Cunningham grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of John Walker Miller (08/01/1863-19/12/1907) and Agnes Smellie Cunningham (1866- ) of 1c Cullen St, Coatbridge. Father was killed in a railway accident at Craighead Colliery in Blantyre in 1907. James' older brother William was killed on the same day with the same Regiment on the 2nd day of the Battle of Loos. In his Will James left all his property and effects to his mother. From the 1901 Census - Address - 5 Cullen St, Coatbridge - John Cunningham aged 38, Agnes Cunningham aged 35, Elizabeth Cunningham aged 13, Jane Cunningham aged 12, Peter Cunningham aged 10, William Cunningham aged 8, Janet Cunningham aged 6, James Cunningham aged 4, Agnes Cunningham aged 1. Brother Robert was born in 1902 and brother John in 1906. James and his brother William's Pension was awarded to their mother Agnes on the 06/12/1916.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 1c Cullen St, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 26/09/1915 on the 2nd day of the Battle of Loos


Coatbridge /08/1914


Clerk in the British Tube Works.



Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 108 to 112), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

James was Killed in Action on the second day of the Battle of Loos. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. James is listed as 11TH BATTALION on the Memorial. See Directory for James' brother William's page. Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds, St Augustines Parish (book) and Old Monkland Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for James' Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List, his name on the Loos Memorial, his name in the De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge and James' and his brother William's Pension Records x 3.

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