5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
10/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
John James Beach was born at Annagh, Belturbet, County Cavan. His parents, James and Annie Beach, moved to 9 Stream Street, Newry and John came to Cookstown to work at Orritor quarry. John had a great deal of experience on active service having served throughout the Boer war. At the outbreak of the First World War he rejoined the army and spent a long time in service before his death. He was killed in action during the Salonika Campaign on 10th September 1916.