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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: JAMES LAWSON MITCHELL Reply with quote

This memorial is inside Pitlochry Church;


Name: MITCHELL, JAMES LAWSON
Initials: J L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 24th Bde.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 16/03/1916
Additional information: Son of Hugh and Elizabeth Lawson Mitchell. Born Pitlochry, Perthshire. Army Interpreter of the First Class in Japanese.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 1.
Cemetery: VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER: 08.11.1916
A VERY BRAVE OFFICER


On Sunday evening a handsome memorial brass tablet to the memory of Major J. L. Mitchell was dedicated in Pitlochry Established Church by the Rev. D. M. Donald, B.D. The tablet bears the following inscription:- "Erected by the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the 112th Battery Royal Field Artillery in loving memory of their officer, Major James Lawson Mitchell, killed in action at Ypres, 16th March, 1916, and buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium, aged 32 years. A very brave soldier and devoted to duty. Only son of Hugh Mitchell, solicitor, Pitlochry".
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:54 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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