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Roll of Individuals Entitled to the Decoration.


Roll of Individuals Entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 530 of 24th November 1917, Irish Guards.

Life Story

Name: James McGinn.

Service Number: 2487.

Rank: Private.

Battalion: 1st Battalion.

Regiment: Irish Guards.

Born: Belfast.

Died: 6th November 1914.

Address: 26 Lawnbrook Avenue, Belfast


James McGinn, son of Charles and Annabella McGinn, lived at 26 Lawnbrook Avenue, Shankill Road, Belfast


The 1901 Ireland Census has James living at 11 Lawnbrook Avenue, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, occupation, Flax Preparer, brother Richard, 19 years, Engine Fitter At Works(Apprentice), his aunt Emily Mercer, 36 years, uncles, James Mercer, 20 years, Charles Mercer, 19 years, and George Mercer, 24 years. His grandmother Ann Mercer is shown as Head of Family


James joined the Irish Guards.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 2nd September 1914.

James a Private in 1st Battalion Irish Guards when he was Killed In Action on the 6th of November 1914


A local newspaper states.

Mrs M'Ginn 26 Lawnbrook Avenue, Belfast, has received notification from the War Office that her son, Private J M'Ginn, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, reported missing on the 6th November 1914, must now be regarded as having been killed on that date. M'Ginn was a reservist, and was working in Glasgow when called up


James Soldiers Effects were left to his mother and brother Richard.

A Pension Application Form shows his mother as claimant


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


He is Remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

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