Rifleman James Mayes


Rifleman 5714, James Mayes, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Son of James and Arm Jane Mayes, of 82, Methuen St., Belfast. Killed in action on 16th June 1915 whilst attacking the German lines at Bellewaarde, near Hooge, East of Ypres. 18 years of age.

James is remembered at Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.




Belfast Evening Telegraph, courtesy of  Nigel Henderson