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Private James McAuley

12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 8476

James McAuley grave





Personal details

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


Killed in Action 26/09/1915 at Loos


Coatbridge 1914


Puddler in the Phoenix Iron Works


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. 87 men from the Coatbridge Memorial fell during and from injuries from the Battle of Loos. There is just 3 digits difference with their service numbers. See Newspaper clipping for letter to Mr Brannen from the Captain of the No 2 District Record Office in Hamilton. James' Grave photo donated by Mick McCann at britishwargraves.co.uk. Also remembered on the St Patrick's Church Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for James' Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clippings x 2, Lens Eastern Communal Cemetery (James' Grave is the first one in the photo).

  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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