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Private James McKeown

1st/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment
Service No: 24232

James McKeown grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Catherine McKeown. Both of James` brothers also fell. Private William McKeown of the 1st Battalion Black Watch was Killed in Action on the 09/05/1915 (see index) and Private Francis McKeown of the Labour Corps who died on the 21/02/1919 in hospital in London. He is NOT commemorated on the Memorial

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 319 Main St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 03/10/1918

Enlisted

Glasgow

Employed

Labourer in the Clyde Tube Works

Age

26 / DOB - 21/06/1892

Buried / Remembered

Montbrehain British Cemetery, Aisne, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Montbrehain village was taken on the 3rd October, 1918, by three battalions of the Sherwood Foresters of the 46th Division, but it could not be held at the time; it was finally captured by the 21st and 24th Australian Infantry Battalions two days later. This cemetery contains the graves of 89 casualties of the First World War, nine of which are unidentified.

Additional Information

James was Killed in Action at the Battle of Ramicourt during the 3rd Battle of Ypres. James was formerly with the Highland Light Infantry (23427). Also remembered on the St Patricks Church and Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour along with his 2 brothers (see photos)

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  remembered at home

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