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21/01/2019 Mrs E Magee, Millburn Street, Cookstown, has received a letter from Lieutenant Geraghty giving particulars of the death in action of her husband, Private E Magee, who was killed on 10th March in Egypt:-
21/01/2019 Private Magee was shot by enemy fire just as his company had charged a position with the bayonet.
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21/01/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 18th May 1918:
21/01/2019 ĎHe was caught by enemy fire just as his company had charged a position with the bayonet and beat the Turk off. It will ease you a little to know that his death was immediate and without pain. He was buried alongside some of his companions who fell in the same action. A chaplain attended the burial and your husbandís grave is marked with a cross, with his name and regiment, so that the War Office knows its whereabouts. We are very sorry indeed to send you this news, and our commanding officer and ourselves ask you to accept our deepest sympathy in your great loss. Your husband died a thorough Irishman and soldier, fighting all the time, and ended a most gallant charge with his life. May he rest in peace.í
12/01/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 6th April 1918: Private Edward Magee
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12/01/2019 Mrs Roseann Magee, Millburn Street, Cookstown, has received official intimation that her husband, Private Edward Magee, 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed in action on 10th March when serving with the Egyptian Forces. Private Magee was a native of Portadown, and was well-known, and was highly respected by his fellow workers in Wilsonís mill. He enlisted in February 1915 and was wounded in Gallipoli, and was home on leave about a year ago. He leaves behind a wife and two little children.
11/01/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 30th March 1918:
11/01/2019 Sadly missed by his sorrowing wife and two little sons, Rose Ann, Willie and Joseph Magee, Millburn Street, Cookstown.
11/01/2019 MAGEE Ė Killed in action on 10th March 1918 with the Egyptian Forces, Private Edward Magee, 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers.
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16/02/2018 Their first son, William, was born on 17th May 1915 in Portadown.
16/02/2018 Edward enlisted in Portadown in February 1915.
16/02/2018 The 1911 census lists Edward as age 25, living with the family at house 13 in Curran Street, Portadown, County Armagh. Edward was a labourer. He was not married. His father was a sawyer.
16/02/2018 Known family 1: Edward Magee, Mary A Magee, John Magee (born 31st May 1871), Patrick Magee (born about 1875), Frances Magee (born 18th January 1877), Edward Magee (born 21st November 1881), Margaret Magee (born 18th November 1884), Mary Ann Magee (born 24th March 1889).
16/02/2018 Edward Magee was born on 21st November 1881 in Portadown. He was one of at least six children.
16/02/2018 Edward Magee was the son of Edward and Mary A Magee. Edward Magee and Mary Clayton were married on 28th February 1865 in the district of Craigavon.
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16/02/2018 Edward Magee and Rose Anne Devlin were married on 17th January 1914 in the district of Craigavon.
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16/02/2018 Last Will and Testament of Private Edward Magee dated 13th August 1915:
16/02/2018 In the event of my death, I leave the whole of my property and money to my wife, Mrs Rose A Magee, 16 William Street, Portadown, County Armagh, Ireland. Signed Private 18158, Edward Magee, 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers. D Company.
16/02/2018 The 1901 census lists Edward as age 18, living with the family at house 23 in Curran Street, Portadown. Edward was a fowl butcher. His father was a sawyer.
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16/02/2018 When he wrote his Last Will and Testament on 13th August 1915, his wife was living at 16 William Street, Portadown.
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16/02/2018 Private Magee is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and Portadown War Memorial.
16/02/2018 Private Edward Magee has no known grave and is commemorated on Jerusalem War Memorial in Israel.
16/02/2018 Family 2: Edward Magee, Rose Anne Magee, William Magee (born 17th May 1915, Portadown), Joseph Magee (born 13th December 1917, Cookstown).
16/02/2018 Their second son, Joseph, was born on 13th December 1917 in Cookstown.
16/02/2018 Edward came to Cookstown to work at Wilsonís Mill.???
16/02/2018 The family lived at Milburn Street, Cookstown for a time.
16/02/2018 While recovering from his wounds he was allowed home on leave to see his family before going back to active service.
16/02/2018 Private Edward Magee was wounded in action at Gallipoli.
16/02/2018 Private Edward Magee was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Sunday 10th March 1918 in Egypt.
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30/12/2015 On his soul, Sweet Jesus, have mercy.'
30/12/2015 That loved him very dear;
30/12/2015 A heart that will never forget
30/12/2015 His memory written here.
30/12/2015 Oh! Never, never, can we part
30/12/2015 For in my heart thou dost remain,
30/12/2015 Iíll cherish him within my heart,
30/12/2015 Till we united, meet again.
30/12/2015 As years roll on, I love him still.
30/12/2015 'He leaves behind an aching heart,
30/12/2015 Forget him! No, I never will
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