2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
James Toner was the eldest son of Peter and Mary Toner. He was born on 5th December 1897. He was the oldest of at least fourteen children, all born in the Coalisland area. By 1911, James had left school and was working as a mill worker. The family were living in Brackaville Town, Coalisland. Private James Toner was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he was killed in action on 21st August 1918. He was 20 years old.
Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Memorial is the back drop to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road.