Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Location
Region : Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, N Ireland
Latitude : 54.472084
Lontitude : -7.638953
CWGC Link : 73457

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Cookstown Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Sgt. Orr, John Samuel 978191 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 30/12/1942
Cemetery History
The little town of Irvinestown (or Lowtherstown) is in the north of county Fermanagh, 12 kilometres north of Enniskillen. This churchyard is on the road to Lisnarick.
During the 1939-1945 War there were R.A.F. stations at Castle Archdale 6 kilometres to the west, and at Killadeas a similar distance south of the town, and a special plot to the left of the entrance was set aside for service war graves.
As time went on additional ground became necessary and a plot against the south wall, about 25 metres from the first, was also set aside. They are linked by a path and form a war graves plot with its own entrance gate. A Cross of Sacrifice has been erected to the right of this gate, immediately in front of the first group of graves, and along the path facing the other group, is a seat.
All the graves are in level closely mown grass and are marked by headstones of the traditional Commission design. There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war and 75 of the 1939-1945 war here. Two of these are unidentified airmen of the R.A.F.