Diamond War Memorial Project

Private James Cartin

6th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment (Irish Brigade) Regimental Number 2307
Born: ---- Died: 1917-10-20 Aged: 24 Enlisted: Derry

Interred in Croisilles Railway Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Name recorded on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of Mrs Mary Jane Cartin, 7, Ferguson Street, Derry. Possibly son of William John Cartin, who died on May 11, 1915.

In expressing sympathy with James Cartin's mother, concerning the death of her son, Captain Slater wrote that her son was in a working party when an aerial dart exploded beside him. He died instantaneously. The letter added: 'Your boy, like myself, was one of the few of the original battalion left. He was a good lad, gave no trouble, and always did his best.' Before enlisting Private James Cartin was employed in Messrs. Watt's distillery. He had a brother, Edward, who died of wounds in October 1918.