James Beaton, 40 Coll


Private JAMES BEATON
Last address in Lewis: 40 Coll,
Son of James and Isabella Beaton.
Service unit: 43rd Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Service number: 859871
Date of death: 17 April 1917 at the age of 22
Date of death in above image is incorrect
Killed in action
Barlin Communal Cemetery extension, grave I. A. 35
Local memorial: Back

His brother Alexander was lost in the Iolaire Disaster; his brother Murdo served in the RNR and survived the war.


Date of birth: 27 May 1894
Place of birth: Isle of Lewis
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Religion: Presbyterian
Trade / occupation: Sectionman
Current address: Gross Isle, Man

Volunteered at Winnipeg on 29 March 1916 
Had served in the South African war and joined the Canadians as a private

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