2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
20/08/1914 (Died of Illness)
Richard Cheevers was the third son of James and Maggie Cheevers. He was born on 22nd December 1890 in Cookstown. He was one of eight children. The family lived in Millburn Street, Cookstown. His father was a labourer. Private Cheevers was a regular soldier and was serving in India prior to the outbreak of the First World War. 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.