3rd (Reserve) Bn
Lancashire Fusiliers

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.
Catholic clergyman took the ceremony. Your son was very popular with his comrades and they all join with me in expressing our deepest sympathy with you."
Lance Corporal F. Greenhalgh also wrote a very sympathetic letter in which he said. "I myself feel it very keenly, for he was a great friend and came from the same town"
Private Mackin was mobilised in 1914, and saw action in the Dardanelles, Egypt, and afterwards in France. Before the war he served two years and 88 days with the territorials, at which time he was employed by McDougall Bros, of Chadderton. He was connected with St Peter's Company of the C.L.B

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.