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S/13837   Private Archibald McAllister
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (British Army)
Died: 21/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
Summary      
Archibald McAlister was the eldest son of John and Martha Jane McAlister. Archie McAllister was born about 1893 in England. By 1901, the family were living in Cookstown were Archey McAlister grew up. By 1911, Archie was working as a Mason's Labourer. Archie moved to Scotland. Prior to enlisting in the army he had been working in Nobelís Dynamite factory in Ayrshire. Archey enlisted in Cookstown with the 1st Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders. Private Archibald McAllister was seriously wounded during the Somme offensive and died of his wounds on 21st July 1916. He was 25 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery
  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, 4
Grave Ref: Grave A-15-53
CWGC Casualty 171601
Summary      
St Sever Cemetery and St. Sever Cemetery Extension are located within a large communal cemetery situated on the eastern edge of the southern Rouen suburbs of Le Grand Quevilly and Le Petit Quevilly. If approaching Rouen from the north, head for the centre of town and cross over the river Seine, following signs for Caen. Follow this route until you get to the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout (next to the football stadium), then take the first exit into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left. If approaching Rouen from the south, follow the N138 (Avenue des Canadiens) towards the centre of town. At the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout (next to the football stadium), take the fourth exit into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left. If arriving on foot, take the metro to St Sever Metro Station, then follow the Avenue de Caen until you get to the Avenue de la Liberation, then take this road and follow this, which will become the Boulevard du 11 Novembre. At the end of this road is the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout. Take the first exit from this into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left.
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Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 155
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McAlister family 1901 census lists 'Archey' as age 8 at house 30 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists McAlister family 1911 census lists 'Archey' as age 18 at house 1 in Waterloo Terrace, Cookstown
3 Nobel's Explosives Co Ltd Archie worked at the factory owned by Alfred Nobel