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3802   Private James McGurk
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Scots (British Army)
Died: 25/02/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 36
Summary      
James McGurk was born in Cookstown. The family moved to live in Glasgow. He and his wife Matilda had five children. James appears to have enlisted first in August 1914 for one year in 3rd Royal Scots (Depot Battalion). Private James McGurk was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots when he died of wounds on Thursday 25th February 1915. He was 36 years old.
Further Information
James McGurk was born in Cookstown.
The family moved to live in Glasgow.
His wife was Matilda (nee Walker) whom he married on 3rd September 1900 in Coatbridge.
His family, which included five children, resided at 49 Warlock Street, Anderston, Glasgow.
James appears to have enlisted first in August 1914 for one year in 3rd Royal Scots (Depot Battalion).
Medal card
Private James McGurk was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots when he died of wounds on Thursday 25th February 1915. He was 36 years old.
The Glasgow Evening Times Roll of Honour records that the newspaper dated 15th March 1915.includes a report and portrait of Private James McGurk.
The Glasgow Roll of Honour records a Private James McGurk of the Royal Scots who lived at 15 Cranston Street, Glasgow.
Private James McGurk is interred in at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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1 Evening Times Roll of Honour (1915) Newspaper dated 15th March 1915. page 3, report includes portrait
2 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private James McGurk's grave
3 Glasgow Roll of Honour Lists a Private James McGurk at 15 Cranston Street, Glasgow
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private James McGurk
6 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of James McGurk can be purchased here.
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