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2539   Company Sergeant Major James Surgenor
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 03/09/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 26
James Surgenor was the son of Margaret and James Surgenor. James was born about 1890 in Ahoghill. The family lived at Grange Corner, Taylorstown. They were a farming family. James Surgenor was a section commander in the Ulster Volunteer Force. James enlisted in Lisburn around September 1914, at the start of the war. Company Sergeant Major James Surgenor was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was gassed on 1st September 1916. C.S.M. James Surgenor died of his wounds on Sunday 3rd September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension
  Bailleul, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave II-F-202
CWGC Casualty 201783
Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 Kms south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the Communal Cemetery Extension is at the bottom end.
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1 1901 Census lists Surgenor family 1901 census lists James as age 11 living with the family at house 79 in Taylorstown, Ballyscullion, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Surgenor family 1911 census lists James as age 21 living with the family at house 26 in Taylorstown, Ballyscullion, Antrim
3 Ballymena 1914-1918 Details of C.S.M. James Surgenor
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Details including photo
5 National Archives UK Medal card of C.S.M. James Surgenor can be purchased here
6 Park bench inscription Antrim Memorial, Plaques And Monuments Register 2014
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of C.S.M. James Surgenor's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023