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24085   Private Andrew McCord
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/05/1898
Died: 10/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Andrew McCord was the third son of John and Mary McCord. He was born at on 9th May 1898 in the Cookstown area. John McCord was a Railway Platelayer. By the time of the 1911 census, Johnís father had died. His mother still lived in Grange, but the family were no longer living together. There is a 12 year old Andrew McCord living with and working as a servant in Tullyhogue. Andrew enlisted in Cookstown about September 1915. Private Andrew McCord had gone to the Front around May 1916. Private Andrew McCord was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 10th July 1916. He was 18 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 802285
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 153
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists McCord family 1901 census lists Andrew as age 2 living with the family at house 8 in Grange, Tullaghoge, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Andrew McCord Possible listing of Andrew as age 12 living with the Ferguson family at house 11 in Tullyhogue, County Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists McCord family Does not list Andrew as living with the family at house 17 in Grange, Tullaghoge, Tyrone
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Private William McAleece Killed in same engagement
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023