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Lance Corporal James Cunningham

12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 471

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Family Information

Son of the late John and Agnes Cunningham of 1c Cullen St, Coatbridge. Father was killed in a railway accident some years previous. James` brother William was killed on the same day with the same Regiment on the 2nd day of the Battle of Loos (see index). In his Will James left all his property and effects to his mother.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 1c Cullen St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 26/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Coatbridge /08/1914

Employed

Clerk in the British Tube Works

Age

19

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, 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. The first 3 days of the Battle saw 82 men from the Memorial fall. James is listed as 11TH BATTALION on the Memorial. Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds, St Augustines Parish (book) and Old Monkland Churches Rolls of Honour. See photos for James` name on the Loos Memorial

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