2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
02/12/1916 (Died of Wounds)
James McNeill McKinstry was the youngest son of Robert and Annie Roberts McKinstry. He was born in Cookstown on 9th May 1895. He was one of nine children, six surviving. His sister Annie was born in Belfast two years later. James studied at Inst. in Belfast and then at Queens University, from 1913-1914. He joined the Queens’ Officer Training Corps on 29th September 1914. Second Lieutenant McKinstry, serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was wounded and subsequently died of his wounds in Warloy Special Hospital on Saturday 2nd December 1916.
Warloy-Baillon is a village about 21 kilometres north-east of Amiens along the D919 to Arras. The Communal Cemetery is on the east side of the village and the extension is on the eastern side of the cemetery.