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11417   Private John James Beach
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 10/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
John James Beach was born at Annagh, Belturbet, County Cavan. His parents, James and Annie Beach, moved to 9 Stream Street, Newry and John came to Cookstown to work at Orritor quarry. John had a great deal of experience on active service having served throughout the Boer war. At the outbreak of the First World War he rejoined the army and spent a long time in service before his death. He was killed in action during the Salonika Campaign on 10th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Struma Military Cemetery
  Kalokastro, Strymoniko
Grave Ref: Grave 5-A-1
CWGC Casualty 332939
Struma Military Cemetery is 65 kilometres north-east of Thessaloniki, before the village of Kalokastro and on the way to Serres town. Access is by a sign-posted track.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 175
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Beach family 1901 census lists John as age 19, a general labourer, at house 12.1 in Deanery Street, Belturbet, Cavan
2 5th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Killed in action, enlisted Cookstown
3 Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-18 page 111 John James Beach, born Annagh, County Cavan
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private John James Beach
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John James Beach's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023