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James Huskie

2334 L/Cpl

‘B’ company 1/7th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division

Age: 32

Date of Death: 26.4.15

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 42 & 44

Family history: Third son of the late James and Catherine Huskie, Flesher’s Close, Carronshore; brother of David, Gunner, RFA, 'B' Battery, 69th Brigade, buried Tehran War Cemetery. Another brother George and a sister. He was employed as a pattern fitter in Mungal Foundry.

He was a member of the Carronshore Company of Volunteers for a number of years and enlisted in September 1914 and landed in France with his Battalion on 15 December 1914.

The action leading to his death

See ‘25 April 1915 - The 7th Argyll's Have Made a Name that will Never Be Forgotten’ for full details of the action on 25 April.

(Linesman map)

In a letter to his brother George, Private Robert Lindsay, ‘F’ Company 1/7th wrote that James had been killed in a charge and that he died a fearless death. He was sorry to be the first to convey the news of his death and that ‘my heart goes out to you in sympathy in this trying time. We buried him last night with some of his comrades, and he had a pleasing smile on his face.’ His grave was one of the many that were lost.

Medals Awarded

1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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