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3802   Private James McGurk
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Scots (British Army)
Died: 25/02/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 36
James McGurk was born in Cookstown. The family moved to live in Glasgow. His wife was Matilda (nee Walker) whom he married on 3rd September 1900 in Coatbridge. His family, which include 5 children, resided at 49, Warlock St, Anderston, Glasgow. James appears to have enlisted first in August 1914 for one year in 3rd Royal Scots (Depot Batt.). He died of wounds on 25th February 1915 and is interred in row A, grave 5 at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium. He was 36 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Grave A-5
CWGC Casualty 441655
From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On reaching the village of Dikkebus, the cemetery is located on the Kerkstraat, which is a small street turning left off the Dikkebusseweg. 200 metres along this street, and just beyond the village church, lies the cemetery.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 35
References and Links
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1 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of James McGurk can be purchased here.