Far from the Front

West Calder: A Scottish Village and the Great War

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J McNulty

Pte J McNulty's name appears in the LOCAL AND DISTRICT SOLDIERS CASUALTY LIST that is printed in the Midlothian Advertiser, 8th September, 1916

 

In Memory of

J McNULTY

Private

11952

11th Bn., Royal Scots

who died on

Monday, 17th July 1916.

Commemorative Information

 

Cemetery:  CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  Plot I. Row D. Grave 35.

 

Historical Information: Corbie was about 21 kilometres behind the front trenches when the British Third Army took over the line from Berles-au-Bois southward to the Somme, in July, 1915, and it became at once a medical centre. No. 5 Casualty Clearing Station was followed in August by No. 21, and they remained at La Neuville (the suburb across the Ancre) until October, 1916, and April, 1917, respectively. They were buried in the Communal Cemetery until May, 1916, when the British plot was filled and it became necessary to open the Extension. Plot I. and the greater part of Plot II. of the Extension contain the graves of officers and men who died of wounds in the Battles of the Somme, 1916. Between November, 1916, and the Spring of 1918 there is a gap in the records of burial; the front line had gone eastward.

 

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