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66782   Private Paul McGuckin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 141st Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Died: 20/05/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Paul McGuckin was a son of Paul and Eliza McGuckin of Lower Mullin, Ballinderry Bridge. He was born at Kinturk, County Tyrone. He enlisted with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in Armagh but later transferred into the 141st Coy Machine Gun Corps. On 20th May 1917 Paul McGuckin was killed along with nine of his comrades. When the Commonwealth War Graves Commission came to build the Cemeteries after the war, they misplaced the location of Paul McGuckin’s, burial plot.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bedford House Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Enc 4 Mem 35
CWGC Casualty 484521
Bedford House Cemetery is located 2.5 Km south of Ieper town centre. The cemetery lies on the Rijselseweg (N336), the road connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Km after this crossroads on the left hand side of the Rijselseweg.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 201
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1 1901 Census lists McGuckin family 1901 census lists Paul as age 7 at house 3 in Kinturk, Munterevlin, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McGuckin family 1911 census lists Paul as age 17, a fisherman, at house 3 in Kinturk, Munterevlin, Tyrone
3 Facebook notes Full information including photos