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  cap badgePrivate 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 Gunner Stephen McSherry (75100) and Gunner Michael McSherry (75099) served with the Royal Field Artillery and both survived the war. Michael was with the Royal Field Artillery in 1913 and then joined the 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry (12385) at the outbreak of war. Father Michael and brothers Michael and Stephen mentioned in the 1901 Census - Address - 16 F3 East Stewart St, Coatbridge - John McKeown aged 35, Catherine McKeown aged 34, James McKeown aged 11, Francis McKeown aged 6, William J McKeown aged 4, boarders Michael McSherry aged 39, Stephen McSherry aged 14, Michael McSherry aged 12. James' Pension was awarded to his mother Catherine.

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

Harlebeke New British 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. James was Killed in Action just 6 weeks before the Armistice after just turning 19 years old. He is listed as McSHERRIE on the Memorial and aged 18 on his Grave. 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. Also remembered on the St Patrick's Church (book) Roll of Honour. See photos for James' Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, another photo of James' Grave, Harlebeke New British Cemetery, James CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 3, his Reburial Form, James' Pension Records x 3 and the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge. James' Grave inscription reads " R.I.P ." Finally see photos for James' brother Stephen's Medal Index Card, his Pension Record and his Service Records x 20 and other brother Michael's Service Record x 6, his Medal Index Card and his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2.

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