1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

James McGreevy

Contributed by: Jennifer Creeney (McGreevy), on 2008-11-11

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Rank
First Name James
Surname McGreevy
Year of Birth 1881
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Place of Wartime Residence Preston, Lancashire

James's Story

I always wear my poppy with pride thinking of my great-grandad.

My great-grandad James McGreevyÂ’s name can be found on Preston's Roll of Honour in the Harris Library, Preston. He was a private in the 1st/5th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, and died in France on 29 July 1917, aged just 36. His widow (my great-grandma) was called Mary Elizabeth (nee Dobson), and they had three children. They lived in Queen Street, Preston. My grandad Richard McGreevy was only a boy of eight when his father died. James is buried in Ypres in the Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery - I would love to visit his grave one day. I am so proud of him. I always wear my poppy with pride thinking of my great-grandad.

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