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7692   Lance Corporal James McGuckin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 20/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
At the outbreak of the First World War was living in Glasgow. He enlisted in Hamilton with the Cameronians. James had gained promotion to Lance Corporal and it is thought he joined the 1st Battalion early in 1916. By the 20th July the Cameronians were engaged in very heavy fighting in a desperate attempt to take High Wood and Delville Wood. 107 men of the Battalion were killed, including James McGuckin.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Caterpiller Valley Cemetery
  Longueval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 7-D-37
CWGC Casualty 553506
Summary      
Longueval is 13 kilometres east of Albert. Caterpillar Valley was the name given by the army to the long valley which rises eastwards, past Caterpillar Wood, to the high ground at Guillemont.
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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 154