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  cap badgePrivate James Gartland

2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 12379

James Gartland grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Thomas (1860-23/12/1940) and Mary Ann Gartland (1867-12/03/1935) 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. Another brother Edward served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers and survived the war. From the 1901 Census - Address - 1 Monkey Row, Bothwell - Thomas Gartland aged 38, Mary Ann Gartland aged 34, William Gartland aged 13, Edward Gartland aged 9, Mary J Gartland aged 12, James Gartland aged 6, Sarah Gartland aged 4, Francis Gartland aged 1. James had 2 other brothers Thomas born 1902 and Charles born 1904. James and his brother William's Pension was awarded to their father Thomas of 35 Gartgill Square, Coatbridge.

Born / Resided

Carnbroe / 116 Burnbank St, Coatbridge.


Died of Wounds on the 20/04/1915 received during the Capture of Hill 60, Zillebeke


Polmont, Stirlingshire


Waverley Iron Works.


20 / DOB - 01/01/1895

Buried / Remembered

Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery (II. N. 14), 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

The Battalion arrived at Le Havre on the 15/08/1914 and were part of the 13th Brigade, 5th Division. James arrived in France on the 16/03/1915. See photos for the Capture of Hill 60 report detailing actions of the 2nd Battalion and 13th Brigade. See Directory for James' older brother Private William Gartland's page. James is also remembered on the St Patrick's Church Roll of Honour along with his brothers Edward and William (see Newspaper clippings x 2). See photos for James' Medal Index Card, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report, the Capture of Hill 60 report, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, the King's Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge and James and his brother William's Pension Records x 4.

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