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James Carson was born in Kirkdale, Liverpool in around 1893. He lived with his family at 50 Blackstone Street.

On 28th August 1911, James enlisted for a period of six years (Reserve) service in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was 18 years old and was employed as a casual labourer.

James was posted into 3rd (Reserve) Battalion and given the service number 1761.

As part of his Reserve Forces commitment, James was required to attend an annual training camp. He was present in 1912, but failed to attend in 1913.

On 22nd August 1914, James presented himself to the Regimental Depot at Fulwood barracks. James was mobilized, and posted into the 1st Battalion of the Regiment.

On 19th September 1914, James sailed to France to join them in the field (they had been there since 13th August).

1st Battalion War Diary

11th October 1914 – Sunday, TROYON

A quiet morning, bombardment one, light.

Our Battalion were relieved by the Kings Royal Rifles at 18:30hrs.

Very sharp attack, principally artillery bombardment during the night.

It would appear that it was during one of these artillery bombardments James sustained what would be fatal wounds to his head and shoulder. He was admitted to No.2 Field Ambulance.

James died of these wounds on 5th November 1914.

The sad news not having reached home, the following day his mother wrote to the Regiment requesting further information about her son. She knew he had been wounded and was in hospital, and required the address of the hospital in order that she could write to him.

Private James Carson was buried in the Vendresse Churchyard at Aisne.

Rank: Private
Service No: 1761
Date of Death: 05/11/1914
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.

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2 Responses to 1761 PTE. J. CARSON. L.N.LAN.R

  1. Gordon Carson says:

    Thank you for posting this information about my Great, Great uncle. I have further detailed information about 1761 PTE. James Carson L.N. Lanc’s Regiment including pictures etc etc.
    If any one wishes to have a copy please contact me. Regards, Gordon

    • irene bolton says:

      Hi Gordon, if you have any information or photographs regarding James Carson 1761 I would appreciate any copies.

      kind regards

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