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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 24th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
James McLaughlin was born in Maghera. Private James McLaughlin was serving with 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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James McLaughlin was born in Maghera.
Medal card
Private James McLaughlin was serving with 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
Private James McLaughlin has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Maghera area Maghera Born in Maghera area 54.839210 -6.672251
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal Card of Private James McLaughlan can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020