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James Taylor Sutherland

James Taylor Sutherland

Male 1890 - 1918  (27 years)

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  • Name James Taylor Sutherland 
    Born 13 Oct 1890  St Mary's, Holm, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Apr 1918  On Military Service WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10016  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father John Sutherland,   b. 21 Apr 1858, Walls & Flotta, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Simpson Taylor,   b. 1863, Flotta Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Flotta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Apr 1889  Leroquoy? Walls Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 193206 Gunner James Taylor Sutherland, RFA

      James was born in St. Mary’s, Holm on 13th October 1890, the second son of John Sutherland, a tailor and journeyman, and Maggie Sutherland (née Taylor), who were both born and married on Flotta. A third son, Daniel, and a daughter, Maria, were born while the family lived in the old St. Andrews school house. The Sutherland family moved to Flotta before the 1901 census, when they were living at Whanclett. James completed his schooling on the island, then found employment there as a postman.
      Gunner James Sutherland was a driver in 84th Battery, Royal Field Artillery and was the second Flotta soldier to to die in the German Lys Offensive in April 1918. His battery, part of the independent 11th Army Brigade, was supporting 154th French Division, which had just taken over part of the Lys front between Bailleul and Wytschaete from British troops when it was heavily attacked on 25th April. James Sutherland was killed in action there that day, aged 27. James is buried in Grave III.G.159 in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France, one of three Orcadians buried in that cemetery.