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19682   Private James M Arthurs
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (Canadian Army)
Died: 26/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
James Arthurs was the son of Mary Arthurs. James Arthurs was born about 1880 in Dungannon. He was one of three children. Mary remarried about 1887, marrying John Harris. James served over eight years with the 39th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Before becoming a labourer. He emigrated about 1911. Prior to enlisting, James was working as a labourer in Canada Private James Arthurs was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment when he was killed in action near St Julien on 26th April 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 24-28-30
CWGC Casualty 921864
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 Newmills Parish Church Church Of Ireland - WWI Newmills
3 Newmills L.O.L. 183 Dungannon Roll of Honour Newmills
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Harris family Does not list James as living with step-family at house 4 in Woodhill, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists James 'Arters' Lists James as age 30 living with the family at house 5 in Woodhill, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 Canada Passenger lists - Aug 1911 Arrived alone at Quebec, Aug 1911. Irish COI, age 29. Farm labourer since 1896. Destination foxwarren
4 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private James W Arthurs
5 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of James Arthurs
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private William Archer's death
7 James Arthurs Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (33 no.)
8 Saskatchewan War Memorial Project Details of Private James M Arthurs
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023