James Albert Traynor

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Bradford, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Manœuvre teinturier

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
 —  Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 2nd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Poelcapelle, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Poelcapelle British Cemetery
Parcelle: XXXVI
Rangée: E
Tombe: 3

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

James Albert Traynor was a twenty-five-year-old dyer's labourer from Bradford, West Yorkshire. He enlisted as a private in the 2nd Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, part of the 12th Brigade, 4th Division.

On 9 October 1917 the 4th Division participated in the Battle of Poelcapelle. The day before the 12th Brigade gathered at the jump-off line , 500m north east of Louis Farm. At 5.20 a.m. on the 9th they attacked with the 2nd Essex and 2nd Lancashire Fusilier. The 2nd Duke of Wellington’s was in support and the 1st King’s Own in reserve.

By 5.30 a.m. they had captured the objective at Landing Farm. Ten minutes later the 2nd Duke of Wellington's moved up to hold the line between Compromise Farm – Landing Farm (V.13.d.80.10) and the Battalion headquarters was established at Tragique Farm.

On the 10th the line and the headquarters at Tragique Farm were shelled by German artillery, causing casualties. That evening the 2nd Duke of Wellington's were relieved and marched back the Stray Farm. Private James Albert Traynor was killed on that day. He is one of the 71 soldiers of the 2nd Duke of Wellington's that were killed and missing during the Battle of Poelcapelle. His body was recovered after the war at V.19.b.60.20, next to the church of Poelcapelle. He’s buried at Poelcapelle British Cemetery, plot 36, row E, grave 3.

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McCarthy Chris, Passchendaele: The Day-by-Day Account (Londen, Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018), 125.
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Naval & Military Archive
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The Long, Long Trail
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