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24762   Private James McCaughey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 02/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
John James McCaughey was the son Catherine McCaughey. James was born in Clogher, County Tyrone about 1881. The family moved to Cookstown. His mother was a widow. James was a labourer. James McCaughey enlisted in the army on 12th July 1915. Private James McCaughey serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 2nd August 1916 in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bois-Carre Military Cemetery
  Haisnes, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Mem 27
CWGC Casualty 563499
Haisnes is a village just south of La Bassee, but Bois-Carre Military Cemetery is approximately 2 kilometres south of the village, south-west of the village of Hulluch. From Lens, take the D947 towards La Bassee. At Hulluch, turn left at the roundabout, taking the D39 towards Vermelles. The cemetery is on the left side of the road in the middle of the fields.
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

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 161
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McCaughey family Lists John James as age 20 living with the family at house 3 in Church Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McCaughey family Lists John James as age 31 living with the family at house 8 in Church Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private James McCaughey's grave
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private James McCaughey
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of James McCaughey can be purchased here.
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