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3620   Private James Owens
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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: 24
James Owens was born at Lissan, Cookstown. He lived and worked in Cookstown prior to enlisting in the army with the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskillings. James Owens was later killed on the eve of the Battle of Festubert. The 2nd Inniskillings lost 240 men in the attack including Private James Owens.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 16-17
CWGC Casualty 1560197
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 Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - West Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 52
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Owens family 1901 census lists James as 9 years old at house 8 in Turnaface, Moneymore
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018