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16318   Private James Smyth
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
Summary      
James Smyth was born in the parish of Derryloran, Cookstown. He was working at Clydebank, Scotland, at the outbreak of war but returned home to enlist, joining Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. On 1st July 1916, they attacked close to where the Ulster Tower now stands. James Smyth was listed as missing after 1st July and no confirmation had been received at that time as to his whereabouts. James was listed as killed in action on 1st July. He has no known grave but will be commemorated with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at Thiepval.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel Addenda
CWGC Casualty 75227884
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Gunnings Factory Memorial Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 146