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Private James McAuley

12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 8476

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Family Information

Son of John and Mary Owens McAuley. James older brother Private John McAulay (different spelling on CWGC site) of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry lived, worked, enlisted and fell with his brother. They both resided with Mr Andrew Brannen at 17 Coatbank St. Both fell at the Battle of Loos. James 1 day after his older brother. John is NOT LISTED on the Memorial

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 17 Coatbank St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 26/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1914

Employed

Puddler in the Phoenix Iron Works

Age

40 / DOB - 05/01/1875

Buried / Remembered

Lens Eastern Communal Cemetery,Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Lens was very severely damaged in the war, particularly in the summer of 1917, and it has now been largely rebuilt. The Communal Cemetery was used and extended by German troops. There are now nearly nearly 30, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. All died in September, 1915, and October, 1916.

Additional Information

James (and his NOT LISTED brother John) were Killed at the Battle of Loos which claimed so many Coatbridge men, 82 from the Memorial in the opening 3 days of the Battle. There is just 3 digits difference with their service numbers. See newspaper clipping for letter to Mr Brannen from the Captain of the No2 District Record Office in Hamilton. Also remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour (see photos)

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  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  newspaper clipping

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