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  cap badgePrivate James Ferns

4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 39603

James Ferns grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of John (03/06/1860-23/08/1933) and Mary Feeney Ferns (1857-1930). Husband of Ann Jane Gardner Ferns of 12 Carrick St, Coatbridge. From 1901 Census - Address - 15 Carrick St, Coatbridge - John Ferns aged 39, Mary Ferns aged 43, John Ferns aged 10, James Ferns aged 7, boarder Francis Hernon aged 38, mothers son and daughter from previous marriage Thomas Cosgrove aged 23, Margaret Cosgrove, aged 22 (listed as boarders on Census). James' Pension was awarded to his mother Mary and father John of 16 Carrick St, Coatbridge. His wife Ann Jane is also listed.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 12 Carrick St, Coatbridge.


Died of Heart Failure on the 04/06/1917 in a War Hospital in Hawick 1 week after enlisting


Hamilton /05/1917


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Buried / Remembered

Old Monkland Cemetery (X. 462), Coatbridge.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

This Cemetery contains 33 First World War graves and 44 from the Second World War.

Additional Information

The 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion Highland Light Infantry : August 1914 at Hamilton. A depot / training unit, it moved on mobilisation to Plymouth. Moved in May 1915 to Haddington, going on to Hawick in early 1917. James died of heart failure on 04/06/1917 in a War Hospital in Hawick within 1 week of enlistment. He is also remembered in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for James' CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report, another 2 of James' Headstone, Old Monkland Cemetery, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, James' Pension Records x 3 and the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge.

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