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4428   Private James McGhee
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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: 19
James McGhee was a son of John and Elizabeth McGee. James was born in Desertmartin about 1897. At the time of the 1911 census, 15 year old James was still living with the family in Luney, Desertmartin. He was a general labourer. James enlisted in Cookstown with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private James McGhee was killed in action in Gallipoli, during the Battle of Gully Ravine on 28th June 1915. He was 19 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: C-295
CWGC Casualty 603272
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 Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 68
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McGhee family 1901 census lists James as 4 years old at house 8 in Luney, Desertmartin
2 1911 Census lists 'Magee' Family 1911 Census lists James as age 15 at house 8 in Luney, Desertmartin
3 James Espey Killed in the same assault
4 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of James McGhee