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Private James Talbot


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James Talbot was born (named William James) on 27 March 1894 at Drumgarkin, Cootehill, Monaghan, son of farmer William Talbot and his wife Ellen (nee Coulson). He grew up at his family's farm at Corbeagh, Ashfield, County Cavan.

Talbot enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Armagh in June or July 1916 (No.2208).

At the end of December 1916 he was one of forty North Irish Horsemen who transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (No.40667). They embarked for France on 9 January 1917 and were posted to the 10th Battalion, joining it at Ploegsteert Wood on the Ypres front.

Talbot was killed in action on 7 June 1917 during the Battle of Messines.

As he has no known grave he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlanderen, Belgium, Panel 22.


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Image kindly provided by Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of the The War Graves Photographic Project, www.twgpp.org.