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Name

James Irwin.


Description

Newspaper Photograph of Private James Irwin.


Life Story

Name: James Irwin.

Service Number: 7164.

Rank: Private.

Battalion: 2nd Battalion.

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders.

Born: Belfast.

Died: 14th April 1917.

Address: 95 Tennent Street, Belfast

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James Irwin, lived with his brother William J Irwin, at 95 Tennent Street, Shankill Road, Belfast.

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James joined the Seaforth Highlanders

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France.

James was a Private in 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders when he Died Of Wounds on the 14th April 1917

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A local newspaper states

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Private James Irwin, Seaforth Highlanders, died on April 14 of wounds received in action a week previously. Deceased resided with his brother, Mr Irwin, 95 Tennent Street, Belfast. His brother Isaac was killed in May 1915, while serving with the Royal Scots

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James Will, signed and dated 3rd April 1916 states the following, In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to Miss L Baxter 55 Greenfield St, Govan, Glasgow.

His Dependant Pension Application Forms show his sister Agnes as claimant, and living at 3 Bryson Place, Belfast at time of applying.

James Medal Index Card shows his brother William applied for his 1914 Star.

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See brother also: 12052 Private Isaac Irwin 2nd Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

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James received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914 Star.

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He is Remembered at Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.

To Remember Is To Honour

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Theme

Shankill Roll of Honour


Date

1917


Classification

Newspaper, Photograph, - Belfast Telegraph

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