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James Fletcher cap badgePrivate James Fletcher

1/7th (Blythswood) Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 36785

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Thomas Fletcher. James made a Will leaving all his property to his sister Mrs Annie Barbour of 6 Peel St, Partick, Glasgow. James' Pension was awarded to his aunt Mary Gilchrist of 135 Bank St, Coatbridge on the 31/03/1919.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 135 Bank St, Coatbridge with his aunt Mary

Died

Killed in Action on the 27/08/1918 or early 28/08/1918 near Henin (part of the 2nd Battles of the Somme)

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1916

Employed

Iron Worker in the Horse Shoe Works.

Age

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Buried / Remembered

Vis-en-Artois Memorial (Panel 9 and 10), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave. They belonged to the forces of Great Britain and Ireland and South Africa; the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand forces being commemorated on other memorials to the missing.

Additional Information

On the 11/04/1918 the Battalion left Egypt and arrived at Marseilles on the 17/04/1918 for Service on the Western front. They were part of the 157th Brigade, 52nd (Lowland) Division. James was Killed in Action near Henin during the Second Battles of the Somme, 21st August – 3rd September 1918 : British Third and Fourth Armies commence offensive operations on the same ground over which the 1916 Battle of the Somme was fought. They make deep advance. SEE PHOTOS x 16 FOR THE BATTALION WAR DIARY AUGUST 1918. The War Diary states casualties for August 1918 were - 5 Officers Killed in Action, 9 Wounded. 58 Other Ranks Killed in Action, 249 Wounded, 23 Missing. James is listed as being killed on the 27th August in Newspaper clipping, 27th / 28th on his Army Register of Soldiers Effects and the 28th by the CWGC (see War Diary 8 and 9 which describes action on the 27th August. Battalion relieved 9th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment at 3 a.m on the 28th). ALSO SEE PHOTOS x 20 FOR THE 52nd (LOWLAND) DIVISION JUNE - AUGUST 1918. James' death notice in the Coatbridge Express was inserted by Mr and Mrs Mary Gilchrist (James' Aunt) of 135 Bank St, Coatbridge. He is also remembered in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for James' Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial Panel List, his name on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, James' Pension Record and the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge.

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War Diaries

The battalion War Diary is available on the National Archives website.

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