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06/07/2017
31/05/2017 The CWGC record Private Richard Cheevers as the son of James and Maggie Cheevers, of Waterloo Place, Cookstown, County Tyrone. He is listed as being buried in Quetta Government Cemetery 2166.
31/05/2017 Private Richard Cheevers is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and on St. Luranís Church of Ireland Roll of Honour, Derryloran, Cookstown.
31/05/2017 Quite a lot of graves in India and Pakistan are no longer maintained by CWGC and Private Chambers is commemorated on Delhi Memorial, India, commonly referred to as India Gate.
31/05/2017 Private Richard Cheevers was buried in Quetta Government Cemetery 2166, close to where he was stationed.
31/05/2017 Private Richard Cheevers was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when it is believed he died of an illness on Thursday 20th August 1914 in India. His battalion didnít leave India until October 1914.
31/05/2017 Private Cheevers was a regular soldier and was serving in India prior to the outbreak of the First World War.
31/05/2017 Richard Cheevers enlisted in Cookstown.
31/05/2017 Family: James Cheevers, Margaret Cheevers, John Cheevers (born 5th December 1886), James Cheevers (born 31st October 1888), Richard Cheevers (born 22nd December 1890), Thomas Cheevers (born 20th May 1893), Elizabeth Cheevers (born 5th March 1896), Hugh Cheevers (born 10th December 1898), Frances Cheevers (born 29th October 1902), William Cheevers (born 17th August 1906).
31/05/2017 The 1911 census lists Richard as age 21, living with the family at house 33 in Millburn Street, Cookstown. He was a labourer.
31/05/2017 The 1901 census lists Richard as age 10, living with the family at house 32 in Millburn Street, Cookstown. His father was a labourer.
31/05/2017 Richard was born on 22nd December 1890 in Cookstown. He was one of eight children.
31/05/2017 Richard Cheevers was the third son of James and Maggie Cheevers. James Cheevers married Margaret Cheevers on 29th January 1886.
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