9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
29/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
James Mitchell was a son of John and Nancy Mitchell. He was born on 7th October 1890 in Tamlaght, County Tyrone. He was one of ten children. The family lived in Great Georges Street, Coagh. Both James and his father were carters. James survived many of the earlier battles of the war. Private James Mitchell was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Friday 29th March 1918.
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.