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  cap badgePrivate James Fletcher

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

James Fletcher grave

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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 28/08/1918 at the Battle of the Scarpe, 26 – 30 August 1918 (part of the 2nd Battles of Arras)

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 17th for service on the Western front. They were part of the 157th Brigade, 52nd (Lowland) Division. James was Killed in Action at the Battle of the Scarpe, 26th – 30th August 1918 (part of the 2nd Battles of Aras). James' death notice in the Coatbridge Express was inserted by Mr and Mrs Mary Gilchrist (James' Aunt) of 135 Bank St, Coatbridge. 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, the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge and James' Pension Record.

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