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Private James McSherry

6th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 32548

James McSherry grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Michael and Catherine Glancey McSherry. James`older 2 brothers served with the Highland Light Infantry and both survived the war

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 17 Canal St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 30/09/1918 Klephoek

Enlisted

Hamilton

Employed

Tube Worker in the Caledonian Tube Works

Age

19 / DOB - 03/08/1899

Buried / Remembered

Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Harlebeke village was taken on the night of 19-20 October 1918 by the 9th (Scottish) Division. Harlebeke New British Cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields of 1918 and, in 1924-25, from German cemeteries or plots in Belgium. The cemetery now contains 1,116 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 181 of the burials are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to one casualty who is believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of 19 casualties buried by the Germans in other burial grounds whose graves could not be found on concentration. There are also ten burials of the Second World War in the cemetery.

Additional Information

James was Killed in Action just 6 weeks before the Armistice aged just 19. He is listed as McSHERRIE on the Memorial. James was initially buried in Klephoek German Military Cemetery but his grave was lost. He is now remembered on a Special Memorial in Harlebeke New British Cemetery (see photos) Also remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour

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