Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
18088   Corporal James McLaren
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/02/1893
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
James A McLaren was the oldest son of Alexander and Isabella McLaren. He was born on 7th January 1893 in Drumakilly, Sixmilecross, County Tyrone. He was one of thirteen children, all born in the Sixmilecross area. This farming family lived in Bracky. Corporal James McLaren was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 803529
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

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1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
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1 1901 Census lists 'McClarin' family Lists James A as age 9 living with the family at house 44 in Bracky, Mullaghslin, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Sixmilecross McLaren, Alex, mill owner, Bracky
3 1911 Census lists 'McClaren' family Does not list James as living with the family at house 38 in Bracky, Mullaghslin, Tyrone
4 1911 Census lists sisters Lists two sisters living with relatives at house 14 in Main Street, Augher
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here - 18088
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