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3851   Private James Frain
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Died: 28/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
James Frain was the son of James and Catherine Frain. James was born about 1893 in Kilbagh, Charlestown, Co. Mayo. James Frain enlisted in Swinford. He was living in Charlestown at the time. Private James Frain was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was killed in action on 28th April 1915. He was 22 years old. The CWGC record Private J Frain as being a native of Bellaghy, County Londonderry.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: La Brique Military Cemetery No.2
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Grave I-J-3
CWGC Casualty 451149
The cemetery is located to the North-East of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and drive to the next roundabout. Here turn right into Oude Veurnestraat, this then changes to Diksmuidseweg and Brugseweg drive along this road to the traffic lights, at the lights turn left into Industrielaan then turn first right into Pilkemseweg, the cemetery is approx 400 metres on the left.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 30
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Castledawson War Dead Brief fetails of Private Frain James
2 Connaught Rangers From Castlebar Private Frain James, 1st Battalion, K.I.A.
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Frain's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023