Far from the Front

West Calder: A Scottish Village and the Great War

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J Corrigan

Pte J Corrigan's name appears in the LOCAL AND DISTRICT SOLDIERS CASUALTY LIST that is printed in the Midlothian Advertiser, 1st September, 1916

 

In Memory of

J CORRIGAN

Private

11792

11th Bn., Royal Scots

who died on

Wednesday, 23rd August 1916. Age 30.

 

Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Mary Ann Higgins Corrigan, of 29, Livingstone St., Addiewell, Midlothian, Scotland.

 

Commemorative Information

 

Cemetery:  VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLER-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  II. A. 1.

 

Historical Information:  In March, 1916, the British forces took over this part of the French line; and in July, 1916, they began to use the Cemetery, which contained already more than 2,000 French graves. It was intimately connected with the French offensive of the autumn of 1915 (the second Battle of Champagne); and the crucifix from Carency Church, where the fighting had been most severe, was kept in a shed by the roadside. It remained open until September, 1918.               CWGC website