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28910   Private James Joseph McGhee (McGhie)
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 31/01/1891
Died: 07/12/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
James Joseph Magee was born is Stewartstown and was the son of Henry Magee of Gortgonis, Coalisland. He enlisted in Motherwell, Scotland, where he had been working and joined the 11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. On the 7th December 1916 James was killed by rifle fire, the only man in the battalion to die that day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, 2
Grave Ref: Grave A-16
CWGC Casualty 94454
Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery is located 12.5 km south of Ieper town centre, on the Rijselseweg (N365), a road connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery lies 12.5 km along the N365 after passing through the settlements of Wijtschate and Mesen. The cemetery is located on the left hand side of the road and opposite the prominent Ploegsteert Memorial.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 192
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists "Magee" family 1901 census lists Jim Joe as age 10 at house 105 in Coal Island, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists "Magee" family 1911 census lists Jim Joe as age 22 at house 10 in Gortgonis,Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
4 Facebook - Coalisland group Photo of J J Magee
5 Photo of Private James Joseph Magee's grave
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private James Joseph Magee
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here, McGhie, James, 28910
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Joseph Magee's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023