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19682   Private James M Arthurs
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/11/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
Died: 26/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
James Arthurs was born in 1880 in Dungannon. James was a brother of Miss Mary Arthurs, Dungannon, County Tyrone. Before re-enlisting, he had previously served over 8 years. He was working as a labourer in Canada before he re-enlisted on 26th September 1914. Private James W Arthurs died on 26th April 1915. Aged 38.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 24-28-30
CWGC Casualty 921864
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Newmills Parish Church Church Of Ireland - WWI Newmills
2 Newmills L.O.L. 183 Dungannon Roll of Honour Newmills
3 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Harris family Does not list James as living with step-family at house 4 in Woodhill, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists James 'Arters' Lists James as age 30 living with the family at house 5 in Woodhill, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private James W Arthurs
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of James Arthurs
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private William Archer's death
6 James Arthurs Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (33 no.)
7 Saskatchewan War Memorial Project Details of Private James M Arthurs
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020