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17804   Private James McClean
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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: 06/09/1915 (Died of Illness)
James McClean was the son of James McClean, Belturbet, County Cavan. James served his apprenticeship in the Drapery business with Mr. A.W. Richardson in Cookstown, He volunteered for the army, but was rejected on account of his defective eyesight. He persisted however until finally accepted as fit for service. He contracted Scarlet Fever in the spring of 1915. Shortly after, he took ill again and received treatment at the Military Hospital, Donegal Road, Belfast. James McClean died on the 6th September 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Belfast City Cemetery
  Belfast, Co Antrim
Grave Ref: Mem H.533
CWGC Casualty 660854
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 84
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists James with Richardsons 1911 census lists James as 15 year old apprentice at house 12 in Molesworth Street, Cookstown
2 James Somers V.C. Cousin of James who was awarded a Victoria Cross
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James McClean's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018