Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter N. 

James Nolan

Rank:Sergeant (Discharged)Number:35009
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:34th Company
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Garrison Artillery
Died:14/08/1916 (Buried on)Age:25
How Died:Suicide
Country of burial:U.K.
Cemetery or Memorial:Altrincham (Hale) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
BBorn 1889, the son of Harry & Mary Nolan.

1891 Census - No Trace.
1901 Census - No Trace.
1911 Census - No Trace.

WO363 - At Shrewsbury, Shropshire, he attested into the 34th Company, Royal
Garrison Artillery No. 35009, on the 26th April 1911.   He is recorded as
being aged: 21 years and 4 months and employed as a Labourer.

Serving "At Home", he was posted into the 38th Company on the 23rd August
1911.   Appointed as Bombardier on the 27th February 1912.  He attended a
Quick Firing Course at the Shoebury Training Ground, near Southen on Sea,
Essex on the 29th February 1912 and was described as "Satisfactory"..  He
was posted to India in the 75th Company on the 8th October 1912.   Reverted
to the permanent grade of Gunner on the 4th March 1913.   Reappointed to
rank of Bombardier on the 7th November 1914.  He served in the Defence of
Rangoon Port in 1914.   Promoted to the rank of Corporal on the 26th
September 1915.   Home from India, he was posted to No. 2 Depot at
Sheerness, Kent on the 17th December 1915 to serve on the Eastern Coast
Defences.   Posted into the Provisional Battery on the 18th March 1916.  
Posted into 32nd Company on the 12th April 1916.   Promoted to the rank of
Sergenat on the 8th May 1916 and posted into the 34th Company on the 15th
May 1916.

Now with the rank of Sergeant, on the 10th April 1916 at Sandown, Isle of
Wight, he was dischrged from the Army as being "No longer physically fit
for war service".  He had a Butterfly and a girl's head tattooed on his
right upper arm and a crucifiction on the front of his chest.   His
military charactter was described as "Good" and general character was
described as "Smart, Intellegent, and a good worker".  He had served for 5
years and 46 days.   Parents names given as Harry Nolan, 64 Linden Avenue
and Mary Nolan, Stockport Road.  Plus his brother - E. John Nolan serving
in the Navy.

Served in the RGA for seven years, including five years in India and two
years in Mesopotamia.  Injured when he was run over by a field gun and
discharged from the Army on the 12th June 1916.

Employed at Linotype as a Machinist's Miller, but complained that the job
did not suit him.  He got a letter from his medical adviser which enabled
him to give up work.

The Coroners Inquest result was published in the 14th August 1916 edition
of the Manchester Evening News.  Buried on the 14th August 1916.


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