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Private James McBrier

1st/5th Gordon Highlanders
Service No: s / 23250

James McBrier grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Robert and Margaret McBrier of Palacecraig Lodge, Airdrie

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 05/10/1918 at Meurchin

Enlisted

Hamilton

Employed

William Baird and Company

Age

18

Buried / Remembered

Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The cemetery was started in August 1915. In 1916 it was taken over by the 16th (Irish) Division, who held the Loos Salient at the time, and many of their dead were brought back to the cemetery from the front line. Succeeding divisions used the cemetery until October 1918, and men of the same Division, and often the same battalion, were buried side by side. After the Armistice, this cemetery was one of those used for the concentration of isolated graves from the Loos battlefield. The bodies of 41 men of the 9th Black Watch were brought from positions a little West of Loos, and those of 340 officers and men of other Regiments from different points in the communes of Cambrin, Auchy, Vermelles, Halluch and Loos. There are 1,996 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery, 277 of them unidentified.

Additional Information

Also remembered on the Gartsherrie Works (as MCBRIAR), East United Free Church and Maxwell Parish Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos)

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