10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
James Claude Beauchamp Proctor was the eldest son of James Edwin and Francis J. Proctor. He was born in County Londonderry about 1885. James Claude Beauchamp Proctor was educated at Reading School, Berkshire and Trinity College, Dublin. James Proctor became a solicitor too and he joined the North-West Circuit. He lived in Limavady with a sister. On the outbreak of war, he volunteered and was gazetted Captain of the 10th Service Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 21st September 1914. Captain James Claude Beauchamp Proctor was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916, whilst leading his Company on an advanced German trench in a charge of the Ulster Division. The CWGC records his parents James Edwin and Frances J Proctor as living at Tullydoey House, Moy, Co. Tyrone.
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).