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James Sheridan Flanagan

Rank: Sergeant
Town/Village: New Westminster, British Columbia
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Country: Canada
Alternative Address: Longford, County Longford and Blackrock Dublin; 1050 Jarvis Street, Vancouver, Canada
Census 1901: Likely 1901 Census, living in Mountbellew, Co. Galway
Census 1911: Likely 1911 Census, living with grandmother in Dun Laoghaire (Kingstown)
Regiment/Unit: 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry / [72nd Regiment, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada] / [11th Regiment, Irish Fusiliers of Canada
Regiment Number: 428167
Date of Death: 15-08-1923
Memorial: Returned Soldiers Plot, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver

James S. Flanagan was born in Longford on the 5th June 1893, and emigrated to Canada in 1911. Prior to the war he was working as an accountant, although he had 4 years previous experience with Canadian regiments. Flanagan enlisted in the Expeditionary Force in March 1915. After the war, James is noted as continuing to work as an accountant in Vancouver, British Columbia (1921 Census of Canada). James appears to have married Mary Bergliot Larsen in Canada on the 15th August 1923 and they had one daughter, Mary Patricia. James passed away in Vancouver on the 20th February 1932.

Parents Names: Son of Timothy Flanagan (probable)
Notes: James's father Timothy was a bank clerk/ sub-manager in Mountbellew, Co. Galway. As Timothy's eldest children (James, Margaret Nora and Joseph) were born in Longford, it is likely that he worked in the banks there prior to moving to Galway. By 1911, it would appear that James was living with his grandmother in Co. Dublin and training for a career in banking.

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