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James Sheridan

Rank: Gunner
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Town/Village: Glasgow, Scotland
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Alternative Address: Co. Longford
Census 1901: Possible census entry
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Longford_No__1_Urban/Dublin_Street/1555716/
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery and Royal Horse Artillery, A/46 Brigade
Regiment Number: 7575
Date of Death: 21-03-1918
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Memorial: St. Souplet British Cemetery, St. Souplet, Nord, France
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James enlisted in Glasgow, and went to the front in France in July 1915. He initially held the rank of Driver, before transferring and becoming a gunner. 

James was killed-in-action on the first day of what has been dubbed 'the second-worst day in British military history, which was the first day of the German Spring Offensive of 1918, a.k.a. Operation Michael. The story of James's burial highlights a sadly typical reality of WW1: while many of those who fell with him were never identified, and are buried as 'British Soldier(s) of the Great War', a fragment of James's clothes, with a partially-legible name and regimental number survived, allowing his remains to be identified. 

Parents Names: Son of Ellen Sheridan
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