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James Muirhead

Updated: Nov 20, 2022


S/10400 Private

‘C’ Company, 6th Battalion, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, 45th Infantry Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 20.7.17

Buried: Dozinghem Military Cemetery I.J.13

Family history: Son of John and Annie Muirhead, 18 Gibsongray Street, Bankhead.

The action leading to his death

From the 17 to 19 July the Battalion was in the front line at Cambridge Road with the War Diary recording this time as simply ‘Trench Warfare’ and listing the daily casualties. This was not unusual with the British calculating that they would have 200 casualties per day from what was known as ‘trench wastage’ as a result of illness, wounds or killed by shell fire or by snipers.

(Linesman map)


James was one of those wounded on either the 17 or 18 July as recorded in the War Diary. He died of wounds at the Casualty Clearing Station at Dozinghem. Most of the men buried in the nearby cemetery died from inoperable wounds.


Medals Awarded

1915 Star, British Medal, Victory Medal

Headstone



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