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Sergeant James Irons

10th/11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 19453

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 62a Ronald St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 14/08/1916 shot in the head

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Kipps Locomotive Works

Age

22

Buried / Remembered

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Family Information

Son of James and Helen Irons of 62a Ronald St, Coatbridge. James` 2 younger brothers also served. David in the Royal Navy and Private Wallace Irons of the 7th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers who was Killed in Action at Loos on the 25/09/1915 (see index). James made a Will leaving £10 to his mother and the rest of his estate to his wife

Additional Information

James` was shot in the head and died instantly as his platoon advanced on enemy lines. See photos for letter sent to his father by the Battalions Chaplain. Also remembered on the Kipps Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for James` name on the Thiepval Memorial

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