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Private Joseph Larkin

2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
Service No: 6279

Joseph Larkin grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Joseph was a boarder with the McMillans and then the Campbells before enlisting

Born / Resided

Ireland / 181 Main St , Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 14/03/1915

Enlisted

Glasgow 1914

Employed

Labourer in the Caledonian Tube Works

Age

35

Buried / Remembered

Ypres ( Menin Gate ) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Additional Information

Joseph came to Coatbridge from Ireland as a teenager and enlisted in the Royal Irish Fusiliers at the outbreak of war. He was 1 of 38 of his Battalion killed when the Germans attacked south of Ypres on the opening day of the Battle of St Eloi. He is listed as HENRY and 4TH BATTALION on the Memorial. Also remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for Josephs name on the Menin Gate Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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