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James McNicholas enlisted as a Private in the 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 18 August 1914, this was five days after the Battalion had landed at Le Havre.

James entered France on 29 November 1914 shortly after the 1st Division had fought at the ‘First Battle of Ypres’ (19 October – 22 November 1914); 

James was discharged on 07 June 1916 due to sickness. He was issued Silver War Badge number 269912. He was 43 years, 2 months old at the time of his discharge.

No further records about James service have survived.

James was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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