Saturday, August 4, 1945
Thursday, March 28, 1974
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour:
Marine James Macklin was fatally wounded whilst on patrol in North Belfast .
Extract from the Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 29 March 1974Marine James Macklin. aged 28, who was wounded in a terrorist ambush a week ago, died last night in a Belfast hospital. He was shot in the head in Belfast's Antrim Road when gunmen operating from both sides of the street raked a vehicle carrying a patrol from 42 Commando Royal Marines. His mother was flown from her home in Milton, Glasgow. to his bedside and was with him when he died.* Sources AFM ROH The website NIVets.org * Birmingham Daily Post * British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board. Notes First name shown as on AFM ROH, seen elsewhere as John.
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