1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
06/09/1915 (Died of Illness)
James McClean was the second son of James and Isabella McClean. He was born in Belturbet, County Cavan about 1896. He was the second of four children. His mother and father both died when he was young and he came to live with in Cookstown with Mr A W Richardson, where he served his apprenticeship in the drapery business. Despite bad eye sight, he was enlisted into the Inniskillings. In early 1915 he contracted scarlet fever. He recovered but fell ill again shortly after. Private James McClean was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of illness in Belfast on Monday 6th September 1915.
The cemetery has commemorations from both world wars and a Cross of Sacrifice is erected within the site. There are now 296 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 274 of the 1939-1945 war commemorated here. Of the 1939-1945 burials 5 are unidentified. There are also 3 Norwegian Foreign Nationals and 7 non world war burials here. Those of the 1914-1918 war whose graves are not marked by headstones are named on a Screen Wall memorial in Plot H.