7th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
28/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
William John McVeigh was a son of James McVeigh of Loy Hill, Cookstown. After five months training as a Cadet he was gazetted Second Lieutenant in March 1915. After seeing a great deal of active service on the Western Front and being wounded on three occasions he was gazetted Lieutenant and sent to Salonika. He also served in Egypt and Palestine. He was killed in action on 28th December 1917.
Jerusalem War Cemetery is 4.5 kilometres north of the walled city and is situated on the neck of land at the north end of the Mount of Olives, to the west of Mount Scopus. The cemetery is found on Churchill Blvd, sandwiched between Hadassah Hospital and the Hyatt Hotel. The Australian Memorial is opposite the cemetery entrance.