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   Corporal John Charles McKeown
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/07/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 82nd Division, 327th Infantry Regiment (United States Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/06/1894
Died: 10/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Corporal John Charles McKeown was born at ‘The Beeches’, Killygonland, Ardboe, County Tyrone. John Charles McKeown was listed as killed in action on 10th October 1918 during the U.S. Army’s biggest engagement in World War 1, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, which was the largest U.S. engagement of the war and began on the 26th September 1918 and ended with the Armistice on 11th November 1918. In those few weeks of fighting the U.S. Army had lost 18,000 men.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
  Romagne, Meuse, 4
Grave Ref: Grave G-16-2
CWGC Casualty 0
Summary      
Within the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial in France, which covers 130.5 acres, rest the largest number of US military dead in Europe, a total of 14,246. Most of those buried here lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I. The immense array of headstones rises in long regular rows upward beyond a wide central pool to the chapel that crowns the ridge. A beautiful bronze screen separates the chapel foyer from the interior, which is decorated with stained-glass windows portraying American unit insignia; behind the altar are flags of the principal Allied nations.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 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 286
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1 1901 Census lists McKeown family 1901 census lists John Charles as age 6 at house 23 in Killygonlan, Munterevlin, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McKeown family 1911 census lists John Charles as age 16 at house 18 in Killygonlan, Munterevlin, Tyrone
3 American Battle Death Details of Corporal John Charles McKeown
4 American Battle Monuments Commission John C. McKeown, 327th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Division
5 Ellis Island Details of emigration of John McKeown
6 Facebook notes John Charles McKeown, Killygonland, Ardboe, Co Tyrone and Rhode Island USA (1894-1918)
7 Facebook page Details and photo of Corporal John Charles McKeown's grave