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11113e   Private James Espey
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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: 28/06/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
James Espey was born in Scotland about 1886. The 1901 census records James as 15 years old. He was boarding with the Burns family in Killymoon Street. James Espey was working as a Doffer in the local mill. James married Mary about 1907.By 1911, the couple was living in Church Street, Cookstown James was now working as a labourer. James was now 25 years old. Soon after the outbreak of the First World War, James enlisted. Private James Espey was posted to Gallipoli. James Espey was killed in action during the Battle of Gully Ravine. He was aged 29.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: C-244
CWGC Casualty 602950
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 67
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists James as boarder 1901 census lists James as 15 year old boarder at Killymoon Street
2 1911 Census lists James & Mary Espey 1911 census lists James as 25 years old at house 66 in Church Street, Cookstown
3 James McGhee Killed in the same assault
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of James Espey