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John McPartlane

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery. Ypres Salient. Flanders. Falkirk District
Private John McPartlane.

41271 Private

8th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade, 18th Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 13.8.17 DoW

Buried: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery VI.F.3

Family: John was living with his aunt Mrs Mary Welsh, 4c Garrison Place, Falkirk. Prior to enlisting in the Army Service Corps in November 1914, he was employed as a miner with Callendar Coal Company. He later transferred to the Suffolk Regiment going with draft to France in May 1917.

The action leading to his death

On the 13 August the battalion was in the front line on the Menin Road and had their HQ in the chateau named on the British trench maps as Stirling Castle.


During their time in the line they had been subjected to heavy German shelling. John was wounded in the head and body and died of his wounds at 32 Casualty Clearing Station at Brandhoek.

Also buried here Captain Noel Chavasse M.C. D.S.O. V.C and Bar

Royal Army Medical Corps, attached 1/10th (Liverpool Scottish) King’s (Liverpool Regiment), 166th Brigade, 55th (West Lancashire) Division

Son of the Bishop of Liverpool and identical twin brother of Christopher Chavasse O.B.E., M.C. and Croix de Guerre.


Private John McPartlane. Authors image

Medals Awarded:

The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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