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Private James Munro

1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
Service No: 10935

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Personal details

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 77 Coatbank St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 26/08/1914 at Le Cateaux

Enlisted

Glasgow /01/1912

Employed

Regular Soldier

Age

26

Buried / Remembered

La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial. Seine-et-Marne, France

Family Information

Son of Thomas and Margaret Munro. James` brother Private John Munro of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry was Killed in Action on the 19/01/1916 (see index). 2 other brothers also served, Daniel in the Highland Light Infantry and Thomas in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Additional Information

James enlisted in the Royal Irish Fusiliers in January 1912 and arrived at Boulogne on the 23/08/1914. His Battalion were immediately thrown into the front line as the British tried to slow down the retreat from Mons at Le Cateaux. James was killed on the first day of the battle, only 3 days after arriving in France. He was the 2nd man from Coatbridge to be killed in the war. Also remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour (see photos)

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping

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