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James Sheridan

Rank: Gunner
Town/Village: Glasgow, Scotland
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Alternative Address: Co. Longford
Census 1901: Possible census entry
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery and Royal Horse Artillery, A/46 Brigade
Regiment Number: 7575
Date of Death: 21-03-1918
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: St. Souplet British Cemetery, St. Souplet, Nord, France

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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