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Private James Gartland

2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 12379

James Gartland grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Gartland of 116 Burnbank St, Coatbridge. James` older brother Private William Gartland of the 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was Killed in Action on the 27/04/1916 (see index). Another brother Edward served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers and survived the war.

Born / Resided

Carnbroe / 116 Burnbank St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 20/04/1915

Enlisted

Polmont, Stirlingshire

Employed

Waverley Iron Works

Age

20 / DOB - 01/01/1895

Buried / Remembered

Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The town of Poperinghe (now Poperinge) was of great importance during the First World War because, although occasionally bombed or bombarded at long range, it was the nearest place to Ypres (now Ieper) which was both considerable in size and reasonably safe. It was at first a centre for Casualty Clearing Stations, but by 1916 it became necessary to move these units further back and field ambulances took their places. The Old Military Cemetery contains 450 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 24 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to seven casualties known or believed to be buried among them.

Additional Information

Also remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour along with his 2 brothers (see photos)

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping

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