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11113   Private Richard Cheevers
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/12/1890
Died: 20/08/1914 (Died of Illness)
Age: 23
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Delhi Memorial - India Gate
  Rajpath, Delhi
Grave Ref: Panel 23
CWGC Casualty 1436924
The Delhi Memorial (India Gate) stands at the eastern end of the Rajpath, or Kingsway.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 16
2 Oldtown National School
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Cheevers family 1901 census lists Richard as age 10 living with the family at house 32 in Millburn Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists 'Shivers' family 1911 census lists Richard as age 21 living with the family at house 33 in Millbourn Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 Flickr - Quetta Government cemetery Photos of Quetta Government Cemetery
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Brief details on Private Richard Cheevers
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project No memorial photo
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023