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2nd Lieutenant James Delargey Lavelle

12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry ( Glasgow Commercial ) `D`Company 15th Platoon
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Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / Coatbridge


Killed in Action 20/08/1915 by bursting shell


Troon 1914


Civil Mining Engineer with Messrs Gilbert, Thomson and Ferguson, Bath St, Glasgow


25 / DOB - 08/07/1890

Buried / Remembered

Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Family Information

Eldest son of Provost John Lavelle of Brankle House, Coatbridge. James` younger brother Captain Patrick Lavelle of the 5th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers was Killed in Action on the 04/10/1915 (see index)

Additional Information

James was killed along with Lance Corporal J Nelson from Glasgow when a shell burst close to them during a relief and they are buried next to each other. James was educated at Stoneyhurst College, Lancashire and enlisted as a Private in the 17th Battalion Highland Light Infantry when war broke out. He received his commission 2 months later and was transferred to the 12th Battalion. He was well known in cricketing circles (see newspaper clippings for more information). Also see clippings for letters to James` father from Captain Shaw and Private G Goodwin. Also remembered on the Drumpellier Cricket Club, Coatbridge Technical College and St Augustines Churches Rolls of Honour and at the Family Plot in Airdrie (St Josephs) RC Cemetery (see photos). James was reburied in Loos British Cemetery (see reburial form). His grave inscription reads " ON WHOSE SOUL SWEET JESUS HAVE MERCY "

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