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   Captain James Claude Beauchamp Proctor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/06/1885
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IX-D-9
CWGC Casualty 544363
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).
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 141
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Proctor family Does not list James as living with his parents at house 89 in Main Street, Limavady, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists James Proctor Lists James as age 25 living with his sister at house 92 in Main Street, Limavady Urban, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists Proctor family Does not list James as living with his parents at house 23 in Cranagill, Annaghmore, Armagh
4 Photo of JCB Proctor's headstone
5 Dublin Forecourts Barrister's roll of Honour lists JCB Proctor.
6 Family Tree? Webpage with little information
7 JCB Proctor memorial in Drumachose (Christ Church) Church of Ireland in Limavady
8 Forum discussion (GWF) Relates the death and aftermath of Captain Proctor's death
9 Lennon Wylie - Our Heroes Photo and details of JCB Proctor
10 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
11 Our Heroes Irish Website Brief information on Captain JCB Proctor
12 Trinity College 1937 Reading Rooms
13 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of JCB Proctor's headstone can be purchased here.
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