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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.
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16/02/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 1918:
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.
16/02/2018 Edward Magee was born on 21st November 1881 in Portadown. He was one of at least six children.
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.
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 Edward Magee and Rose Anne Devlin were married on 17th January 1914 in the district of Craigavon.
16/02/2018 Edward enlisted in Portadown in February 1915.
16/02/2018 Their first son, William, was born on 17th May 1915 in Portadown.
16/02/2018 When he wrote his Last Will and Testament on 13th August 1915, his wife was living at 16 William Street, Portadown.
16/02/2018 Private Edward Magee was wounded in action at Gallipoli.
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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).
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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 Last Will and Testament of Private Edward Magee dated 13th August 1915:
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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 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.
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.
30/12/2015 As years roll on, I love him still.
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 Submitted for publication (Mid-Ulster Mail, 1918) by his wife Roseanne
30/12/2015 Forget him! No, I never will
30/12/2015 ďHe leaves behind an aching heart,
30/12/2015 On his soul, Sweet Jesus, have mercy.Ē
30/12/2015 Till we united, meet again.
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