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13805100   Staff Sergeant Eugenio Pellegrini
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/09/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps (British Army)
Died: 12/12/1943 (Died by accident)
Age:
Summary      
Staff Sergeant Eugenio Pellegrini was an Italian Immigrant who lived with his family at Church Street in Cookstown. He is thought to have died as a result of an accident whilst on home service in England on 12th December 1943. His remains was returned home and buried at Derryloran Roman Catholic Churchyard, Chapel Hill, Westland Rd, Cookstown.
Further Information
Eugenio Pellegrini was an Italian immigrant who lived with his family at Church Street in Cookstown.
Eugenio was the husband of Catherine Pellegrini (nee Morrison).
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 30th March 1940: Cookstown Clay Pigeon Shooting
An enjoyable afternoon’s sport was provided on Easter Monday at a Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition held on a field of Mr Kidd’s on fountain Road, Cookstown. The weather was warm and ideal for the sport, and about a score of competitors took part. The contest was arranged by Mr Samuel Harkness, who had the assistance of Mr Jack O’Neill, who operated the traps and Mr W Graham, who acted as marker. After keen rivalry and some excellent marksmanship, the winners were (1) Mr H Slane of Wellbrook, (2) Mr Eugenio Pellegrini of Cookstown and (3) Mr Stanley Menary of Cookstown.
Staff Sergeant Eugenio Pellegrini was serving with the Pioneer Corps when he is thought to have died as a result of an accident whilst on home service in England on 12th December 1943.
Staff Sergeant Eugenio Pellegrini remains were returned home and buried at Derryloran Roman Catholic Churchyard, Chapel Hill, Cookstown.
Unusually, the CWGC headstone records details of his wife. The inscription reads: ‘ALSO HIS WIFE CATHERINE (NEE MORRISON), DUNGANNON, DIED 2ND FEBRUARY 2000 AGED 92 YEARS’
Staff Sergeant Eugenio Pellegrini is commemorated locally on Cookstown War Memorial.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Derrloran RC Graveyard Cookstown South Buried in Derrloran RC Graveyard 54.637211 -6.751401
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1 FindAGrave.com Photo of Staff Sergeant Eugenio Pellegrini's grave
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Staff Sergeant Eugenio Pellegrini's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2020