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   2nd Lieutenant James Ekin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Leslie Montrose Ekin and James Ekin were the sons of Mr. James Ekin and Mrs. Josephine Alice Ekin of De Walden Court, Eastbourne London. They were the nephews of Messrs. W. and J. Ekin of Ballymoyle, Coagh, and Mrs. Sanford, Moneymore, and were cousins of Mr. Hugh Thompson, a Cookstown councillor. James had been reported missing on 1st July 1916 and his body was found later. Today the two boys lie less than a mile apart in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lonsdale Cemetery
  Authuile, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 6-O-1
CWGC Casualty 532002
Authuille is a village 5 kilometres north of the town of Albert on the D151 road to Grandcourt. The Cemetery (signposted in the centre of Authille) is 1 kilometre east of the village. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a grass pathway (unsuitable for cars).
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1 Leslie Montrose Ekin Brother of James Ekin