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8172   Private John Arbuthnot
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
John Arbuthnot was born in Stewartstown, County Tyrone and enlisted in Dungannon, and lived at Rathnew. On 15th May 1915, on the eve of the Battle of Festubert, the 2nd Battalion Inniskillings attacked at night.. Battalion casualties were high. 240 were men killed, including local men, John Arbuthnot, James Hamilton, Edward Lavery, Robert Lawless, James Lawlor, Patrick Taylor, James Owens, Alex McIlree and Michael Lawn. John Arbuthnot has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 16 -17 on Le Touret Memorial, France
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 16-17
CWGC Casualty 823449
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 48
References and Links
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1 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
2 Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-18 page 41 John Arbuthnot, born Stewartstown
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here