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17355   Private Joseph Boyle
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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)
Date Of Birth: 13/04/1884
Died: 06/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Provisional: Joseph Boyle was the eldest child of Joseph and Annie Boyle. He was born in Cookstown on 13th April 1884. He was one of twelve children, nine surviving. Both Joseph and his father were painters. They lived in Cookstown. Private Joseph Boyle was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 6th September 1916. Joseph’s brother, Private Louis Boyle, was killed in action in France just two weeks later on 17th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Peronne Road Cemetery
  MariCourt, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 2-E-1
CWGC Casualty 310697
Maricourt is a village situated on the D938, Albert-Peronne Road, 10.5 kilometres from Albert. The Cemetery is on the western outskirts of the village.
Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 167
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Boyle family 1901 census lists Henry Joseph as age 16, living with the family at house 13 in Union Street, Cookstown, Tyrone (tbc)
2 1911 Census lists Boyle family 1911 census lists Joseph as age 25, living with the family at house 78 in Chapel Street, Cookstown, Tyrone (tbc)
3 Corporal Joseph Quinn From Dungannon, died the same night.
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Private Louis Boyle Brother of Private Joseph Boyle
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Boyle's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023