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8215   Rifleman John Crossett
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 27/10/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
John Crossett was a son of Henry and Mary Ann Crossett of Cookstown. The family moved to live at 116 Carnan Street, Belfast. John enlisted in Belfast, joining the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. The 1st Battle of Ypres started on 18th October 1914. John Crossett was killed in action on the 27th of October 1914 and has no known grave.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 42-43
CWGC Casualty 1559663
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 27
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Crossett family 1901 census lists John as 9 years old at 71 Silvio (Shankhill, Antrim)