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Private James Arnott

11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 19632

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Family Information

Son of William and Margaret Johnston Arnott (1850-1888). James`younger brother Private Alexander Arnott of the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Died of Wounds on the 25/04/1915 exactly 5 months before his brother (see index). From the 1891 Census - Address - Bridgend, Bathgate - William Arnot aged 41, James Arnot aged 10, Alexander Arnot aged 8, Annie Arnot aged 5

Born / Resided

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire / 1b Hospital St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Shotts Drill Hall

Employed

Miner in Rosehall Colliery, Coatbridge

Age

34 / DOB - 28/01/1881

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

James was 1 of 64 Coatbridge men who fell on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. James is listed as ARNOTT on the Memorial but ARNOT at Loos Memorial and CWGC and MIC. Similar to his brother Alexander although Alexanders Headstone says ARNOTT. See photos for James` Medal Index Card, his name on the Loos Memorial, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration and his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List

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