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11099   Sergeant John McGarvey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 11/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 38
John McGarvey was a son of Thomas McGarvey of Cookstown, County Tyrone, and by 1914 the family had moved to Belfast. John McGarvey enlisted with the 6th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in Dundalk, County Louth, and before he arrived in Gallipoli he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was killed in action near The Farm, Anzac, on 11th August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 177-178
CWGC Casualty 690921
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 73
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of John McGarvey