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24762   Private James McCaughey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 02/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
James McCaughey was born in Clogher, County Tyrone, but lived and worked with his brother in Cookstown. He enlisted in the army on 12th July 1915 and was posted to the 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 2nd August 1916 and news of his death was reported to the family in a letter by a fellow soldier who was serving with James, before official confirmation.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bois-Carre Military Cemetery
  Haisnes, Nord
Grave Ref: Mem 27
CWGC Casualty 563499
Haisnes is a village just south of La Bassee, but Bois-Carre Military Cemetery is approximately 2 kilometres south of the village, south-west of the village of Hulluch. From Lens, take the D947 towards La Bassee. At Hulluch, turn left at the roundabout, taking the D39 towards Vermelles. The cemetery is on the left side of the road in the middle of the fields.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 161
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McCaughey family Lists John James as age 20 living with the family at house 3 in Church Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McCaughey family Lists John James as age 20 living with the family at house 8 in Church Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of James McCaughey can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018