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James Irwin.


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


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


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


A local newspaper states


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


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.


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


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


He is Remembered at Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.

To Remember Is To Honour



Shankill Roll of Honour




Newspaper, Photograph, - Belfast Telegraph

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