James FINN
Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Number: 265012
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 31 July 1917
Age: 29
Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium

All that is known about James is that he had been born in Edgeley, Stockport and that the 1901 Census recorded him, aged 13, working as a "doffer thread worker". His original service number is 243, which confirms he was a longstanding pre-war member of the Territorials. He would have been mobilised when war was declared in August 1914. Click here for a summary of the Battalion's early months of service.

James was killed in an attack on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele. He has no known grave.

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