3rd (Reserve) Bn
Died on 20/05/1918
Private James Mackin.
3rd Lancashire fusiliers, transferred to the Labour Corps
Private James Mackin, age 21, of the Lancashire Fusiliers,
son of Mr and Mrs J. W Mackin, Factory Street , Middleton, was killed
on May 20th, 1918. Mrs Mackin received a letter from her son's captain
in which he said. "Your son was killed instantaneously by shellfire.
I personally was present at the burial, which took place in a pretty
cemetery in the country surrounding the village where he was billeted.
Private Mackin is laid to rest at Daours Communal
Cemetery Extension, France.
The 3rd Battalion didn't leave England, he was previously with the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers.