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19123   Rifleman John Mayne
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/03/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 45
John Mayne was the son of Eliza Mayne. He was born about 1871 in Cookstown. He served his time with Adairís Mills in Cookstown. He and Sara Jane Reilly were married in 1896 Cookstown. They went on to have seven children. John spent fourteen years at Stevensons of Moygashel, Dungannon. He then worked in Martinís in Rostrevor. Johnís wife and family returned to Cookstown after enlistment. Rifleman John Mayne was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 12-A-2
CWGC Casualty 544310
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).
Local Memorial Details

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1 First Cookstown Presbyterian Roll Of Honour Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - West Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 140
2 Adairs Mill, Greenvale
3 Cookstown Presbyterian Churches
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mayne family Does not list John as living with the family at house 49 in Church St, Cookstown, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists Mayne family Lists John as age 30 living with his family at house 9 in Benburb Town, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Mayne family Does not list John as living with the family at house 100 in Church Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
4 1911 Census lists Mayne family Lists John as age 39? living with his family at house 18 in Edenderry, Banbridge Rural, Down
5 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018