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Gunner James R Duffin

Royal Field Artillery `D`Battery, 235th Brigade
Service No: 132455 / 961697

James  R Duffin grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Thomas and Jessie Reynolds Duffin of 32 St John St, Coatbridge. James was the eldest of 9 children. From the 1901 Census - Address - 32 Langmuir Sq, Coatbridge - Thomas Duffin aged 35, Jessie Duffin aged 30, James Duffin aged 8, Margaret Duffin aged 7, Jane Duffin aged 5, Jessie Duffin aged 2, Charles Duffin aged 6 months and fathers brother Francis Duffin aged 24

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 32 St John St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 31/05/1918 Somme

Enlisted

Hamilton

Employed

with the Co-Operative Society

Age

25

Buried / Remembered

Bavelincourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The communal cemetery was used from April to August 1918 by units and field ambulances of the 47th (London) and 58th (London) Divisions. The cemetery contains 54 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

Additional Information

James is listed as SIGNALLER on the Memorial. Also remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour. See photos for James` headstone and Army Register of Soldiers Effects. James` grave inscription reads " SWEET JESUS HAVE MERCY ON HIM OUR LADY OF LOURDES PRAY FOR HIM. R.I.P. "

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Comments
James was my uncle. He died 27 years before I was born. My understanding is that he worked in the Cooperative before enlisting. He was the eldest of nine children and the only son old enough to fight in the Great War. Many thanks for your work on this site.
James Duffin , Hamilton, 28/03/2019 4:29PM

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