This a photograph that was given to the James McCanne's decedents by another person who believes her ancestors names McLaughlin is also in the picture.
We believe that James McCann is the second from left on the second Row due to family resemblance and due to the fact he is the only person in the picture with no stripes on his sleeves which denotes a private or rifleman.
One of the other men is believed to be a McLaughlin from Ratoath Co Meath, Ireland.
James McCann is believed to be buried at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Le Touret, Calis, France.
James McCann joined the 1st Battalion the Royal Irish Rifles. Born on the 18th of July 1893 in Lusk Co Dublin he was killed in action on the 9th of December 1914 in Northern France.
Page 281 of Ireland war memorial records 1914 - 1918 lists him as...
"McCann, James. Regimental No. 9769. Rank, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, 1st Batt. ; killed in action, France, December 9, 1914; born Lusk Co Dublin.
(A number of the men in the photo appear to wear Royal Engineers uniform - cataloguer's note)