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20439   Private John Slevin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
John Slevin was a son of James and Elizabeth Slevin of Killymoon Street, Cookstown. He was born at Fintona, County Tyrone, and when in his late teens enlisted in Omagh with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was killed in action in the retreat from St Quentin, during the German Spring Offensive.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 38-40
CWGC Casualty 1588462
Summary      
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 253
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Slevin family 1901 census lists John as age 2 (a twin?), son of a shoemaker, at house 4 in Fintona Back Street, Fintona
2 1911 Census lists Slevin family 1911 census lists John as age 12 (a twin?), at house 11 in Mill Street, Fintona