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4065   Private John Joseph McCaffrey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/11/1914 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 19
Summary      
John McCaffrey was born in Moyglass, County Fermanagh. He was the son of John and Anne McCaffrey of 26 Blackhill, Cookstown. John worked at Adair’s Mill at Greenvale, Cookstown, John regularly played football with the local Greenvale Swifts Football Club, which included many of the workers from the mill. Many of these lads eventually joined the Royal Inniskillings. John McCaffrey died of wounds on 16th November 1914.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery
  Artmentieres, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 9-B-72
CWGC Casualty 276774
Summary      
Armentières is a town in the Department of the Nord, on the Belgian frontier, 14.5 kilometres north-west of Lille. From the town of Armentières take the D945 to Estaires. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery is signposted off this road just before Erquinghem-sur-la-Lys.
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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 33
2 Adairs Mill, Greenvale
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McCaffery family Lists John as age 5 living with the family at house 1 in Clogheragh, Ely, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists 'McCaffrey' family Lists John Joseph as age 15 living with the family at house 4 in Wilson Street, Portadown Urban, Armagh
3 Jacob Wilkinson Fellow footballer
4 James King Fellow footballer
5 Michael Lawn Fellow footballer
6 Paddy Corey Fellow footballer
7 Robert Lawless Fellow footballer