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Irwin, J., L/Cpl., 1916
On the Thiepval Memorial is the name of 23963 Lance Corporal Jacob Irwin, serving with the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) who died 03/10/1916.

Soldiers Died in the Great War states that he was born and enlisted in Wylam. He formerly served with the Northumberland Fusiliers with the service number 1751.

Wylam War Memorial Project has studied this story and their findings are attached below.

Jacob Irwin is remembered in Wylam on W73.01, W73.02 and W73.03

The CWGC entry for Lance Corporal Irwin

Wylam War Memorial Project

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk