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Company Sergeant Major James Surgenor


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I am looking for any and all information on my great uncle James Surgenor. He was a member of the Royal Irish Rifles, 11th bn , and at the time of his death

September 3rd,1916, he was Company Sergeant Major. I do not have any record of his date of birth, but he did have a brother John and sister in law Mary. They were from the town of Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland.

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Jacky Platteeuw

SDGW gives following:

born:Aboghill, Co. Antrim

enlisted: Lisburn, Co.Antrim

residence: Toomebridge,Co.Antrim

Hope this helps a bit.

Jacky

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Surgmj

I came across your post today and, though I appreciate this is a very late response, I would direct you to the Des Blackadder/John Hoy Ballymena site. You will find some additional details of CSM James Surgenor there. Des has the site URL at the bottom of his posts on the Forum.

2539 C S M James Surgenor of the 11 Royal Irish Rifles was gassed on 1 September 1916 and died of wounds on 3 September 1916. He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France. He was born in Ahoghill and lived at Grange Corner, Taylorstown. This is about 2/3 miles from Ahoghill in the Randalstown/Toomebridge direction. He is mentioned in the Ballymena Weekly Telegraph of 23 September 1916.

Regards

Carninyj

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Carninyj

Think it might be best if you try emailing surgmj ...his last visit to the forum was, 13th November 2002!!!!..oohh how these fly-bye-nights miss out.

John.

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I am looking for any and all information on my great uncle James Surgenor. He was a member of the Royal Irish Rifles, 11th bn , and at the time of his death

September 3rd,1916, he was Company Sergeant Major. I do not have any record of his date of birth, but he did have a brother John and sister in law Mary. They were from the town of Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland.

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Surgmj

Thanks for the response.

I'm not surprised that you have some of the material now but I posted it just in case you hadn't. I'm pleased to hear that you have an original copy of the photo. Any chance of a scan?

Regards

Carninyj

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