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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 21/01/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Depot, Durham Light Infantry (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/04/1884
Died: 01/11/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 34
Summary      
James McGall was the eldest son of Johnston and Elizabeth McGall. He was born on 7th April 1884 in Portglenone. In Portglenone, James was a car driver. His father was a labourer. James married Sarah Jane Scott, probably in Scotland or northern England, sometime between 1901 and 1911. The 1911 census lists his wife Sarah Jane and two children living with her parents in Portglenone. Prior to enlistment he had worked in the coal mines in the north east of England. He enlisted in Gateshead. Private James McGall D.C.M. was serving with the Depot with the Durham Light Infantry when he had died of wounds in England on 1st November 1918, just ten days before the end of the war.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Heworth (St Mary) Churchyard
  Gateshead, Durham
Grave Ref: South East Part
CWGC Casualty 352880
Summary      
One Magherafelt casualty buried here
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1 1901 Census lists McGall family 1901 census lists James as age 17 living with the family at house 56 in Garvaghy, Portglanone, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists McGall family 1911 does not census list James as living with the family at house 3 in Garvaghy, Portglenone, Antrim
3 1911 Census lists Sarah Jane McGall 1911 does not census list James as living with his wife at house 37 in Portglenone, Antrim
4 Ballymena Times Details of Private James McGall D.C.M.
5 Ballymena Weekly War 1918 Weekly War, 1918, Private James McGall D.C.M. including photo
6 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of Private James McGall D.C.M.
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James McGall D.C.M.'s grave can be purchased here
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