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Sapper James Pollock

Royal Engineers 2nd/1st Lowland Field Company
Service No: 3080

James Pollock grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Margaret Pollock of 66a Jackson St, Coatbridge. Husband of Robina Pollock. James` brother Sapper Robert Pollock of the Royal Engineers was Killed in Action on the 09/05/1915 just 4 months before his brother (see index)

Born / Resided

Abbery, Renfrewshire / 66a Jackson St, Coatbridge


Died of Wounds 13/09/1915 at Gallipoli


Coatbridge 1914


Union Tube Works



Buried / Remembered

Helles Memorial, Turkey

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea. The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at Cape Helles in the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of Gaba Tepe on the west coast, an area soon known as Anzac. On 6 August, further landings were made at Suvla, just north of Anzac, and the climax of the campaign came in early August when simultaneous assaults were launched on all three fronts. However, the difficult terrain and stiff Turkish resistance soon led to the stalemate of trench warfare. The Helles Memorial serves the dual function of Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign and place of commemoration for many of those Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave. The United Kingdom and Indian forces named on the memorial died in operations throughout the peninsula, the Australians at Helles. There are also panels for those who were lost at sea, in one of the troopships sunk off Gallipoli. Over 20,000 names are commemorated on this memorial.

Additional Information

James` Name on the Helles Memorial donated by Mick McCann at britishwargraves.co.uk. Also remembered on the Coats Parish Church Roll of Honour with his brother Robert (see photos). See photos for James` name on the Helles Memorial

  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  remembered at home  additional photo

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