MACKLIN, James

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P027765H
Born: 
Saturday, August 4, 1945
Died : 
Thursday, March 28, 1974
Killed in action or died of wounds
Location: 
Age: 
28
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Marine James Macklin was fatally wounded whilst on patrol in North Belfast .
 

Extract from the Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 29 March 1974

Marine 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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