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3565: Pte John Mitchell

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posted on 2024-01-15, 08:31 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Black and white photograph of Pte John Mitchell, the contributor's great grandfather, Service No. 14120, A Company, 10th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed during a bombing raid on German trenches, east of Arras, 6th January 1917.

John's mother, Maggie Moyes Mitchell, visited his grave in the Faubourg d'Amiens cemetery in 1921. She contracted sleeping sickness and died in 1922.

Note: CWGC records give his father's name as John Mitchell, of "Tyrie", Lochgelly, Fife.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Robbie Mitchell

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Pte John Mitchell

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1917

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Arras, France

Object(s)

Photo, book of postcards, charm, medal award letter, documents from IWGC.

Community Collection Day

Scottish Roadshow, Edinburgh (03/10/18)

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