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Pte James JACKSON, 10/11 HLI, KiA 29.3.17


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Guest Pete Wood

Remembering Today:

Pte James JACKSON, 40503 10/11 Bn, Highland Light Infantry, who died on 29.03.17. Faubourg dAmiens Cemetery, France

Name: JACKSON

Initials: J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Unit Text: 10th/11th Bn.

Date of Death: 29/03/1917

Service No: 40503

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. L. 4.

Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS

SDGW states:

Born Muirkirk, Ayrshire

Enlisted Larkhall, Lanarkshire

L/Cpl Thomas McDermott and Pte Stanley Harper, from the same battalion, were also killed in action on this day.

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Guest Pete Wood

10th (Service) Battalion

Formed at Hamilton, August 1914, as part of K1.

August 1914 : attached to 28th Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division.

May 1916 : attached to South African Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division for 8 days.

14 May 1916 : transferred to 46th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division, amalgamating with 11th Bn to form 10/11th Bn.

1 February 1918 : transferred to 119th Brigade, 40th Division.

16 February 1918 : transferred to 120th Brigade, 40th Division.

6 May 1918 : reduced to cadre strength.

3 June 1918 : transferred to 34th Division.

16 June 1918 : transferred to 43rd Brigade, 14th Division.

21 June 1918 : absorbed the 22nd Bn and became the 10th Bn once again.

The above is from The Long, Long Trail which you'll find by clicking on the top left hand page of the website.

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