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James Quirk Regt # 1298
Donated by Bill White

James Quirk was born in River Head, Harbor Grace, NF. His mother was Mary Quirk. James joined the Royal Newfoundland Regt on 18 Mar 1915. He embarked on 20 Aug 1915 and was with the B.E.F. on 14 Mar 1916.
James was wounded on 1 Jul 1916 in Somme, France. He received a gunshot wound to the left thigh and was admitted to the 47th C.S.S. in France. On 2 July, he was admitted to the Hospital in Etaples. He was returned to England and admitted to Wandsworth Hospital on 8 July 1916.
He furloughed in August and was attached to the Depot in September, 1916. James was married on 23 May 1917. He was granted demobilization on 6 Feb 1919 and was discharged on 5 Mar 1919 in the United Kingdom. There is an address on his record that states:

C/O Mr. A. Roddick
22A Melville Drive
Brandon, Motherwell, Scotland
(near Glasgow)

This may have been where he furloughed or where he was discharged.

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