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Mavin, J.E., Pte., 1915

Shields Daily News Wednesday 01/09/1915

Menin Gate Memorial

Medal Index Card

On the Menin Gate at Ypres is the name of 5938 Private James Elliott Mavin, serving with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, who died 16/06/1915.

The Shields Daily News 01/09/1915 reports:

Killed in action
Corpl. Jas. Elliott Mavin.
1st Batt. Northumberland Fusiliers, killed in action at Ypres on June 16th last. He lived at 11 Front Street, Milburn Place. Corporal Mavin who went through the Boer War, was previous to going to the Front, employed by Pyman, Bell and Co., Coble Dene Dock. He leaves a widow and four children.'

The report also carries a photo.

James Elliott was the son of Robert and Sarah Mavin. He married Miranda Amelia Vairey at Holy Trinity Church, North Shields on 9th July 1904.

Acknowledgments: Angela Conroy

James Elliott Mavin is remembered in North Shields on N34.16 and at Tynemouth in T36.14 page 18.

The CWGC entry for Private Mavin

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