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17/1471 Rifleman James Edward Gilliland

        8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

                       7th June 1917

Born in Lurgan Co. Armagh in 1880.

He married Violet Hughes n 1912.

They lived at 7 Crossland Street, Belfast and had a son, James Edward(he died in 1989) and a daughter Sadie.

He enlisted in Belfast and was killed in action on 07-06-1917.

Belfast Telegraph – Tuesday 03/July 1917


Gilliland – Killed in action on June 07 1917.

Pte James Gilliland R.I.R.  Dearly beloved husband of Violet Gilliland


I mourn for you, dear husband,

But not with outward show.

For the heart that mourns sincerely

Mourns silently and low.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and two little children, 7 Crossland Street. 


Gilliland – Killed in action on June 7, 1917.

Pte James Gilliland R.I.R., eldest and dearly beloved son of William J and Mary Gilliland.


Short was thy life, my darling son,

But peaceful be thy rest.

Mother misses you most of all,

Because she loved you the best.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father and Mother, Sisters and Brother(the latter on active service).

– 7 Crossland Street.

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