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4065   Private John Joseph McCaffrey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/07/1895
Died: 16/11/1914 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 19
John Joseph McCaffery was the eldest son of John and Anne McCaffrey. He was born in Moyglass, County Fermanagh on 10th July 1895. He was second of six children, all born in the Ely area. By 1911, the family had moved to Portadown. The family then moved on to live in at 26 Blackhill, Cookstown. John worked at Adair’s Mill at Greenvale, Cookstown. Private John Joseph McCaffrey was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on Monday 16th November 1914.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery
  Artmentieres, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 9-B-72
CWGC Casualty 276774
Armentières is a town in the Department of the Nord, on the Belgian frontier, 14.5 kilometres north-west of Lille. From the town of Armentières take the D945 to Estaires. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery is signposted off this road just before Erquinghem-sur-la-Lys.
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 33
2 Adairs Mill Greenvale
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McCaffery family Lists John as age 5 living with the family at house 1 in Clogheragh, Ely, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists 'McCaffrey' family Lists John Joseph as age 15 living with the family at house 4 in Wilson Street, Portadown Urban, Armagh
3 Corporal Jacob Wilkinson Fellow footballer
4 Photo of Private John Joseph McCaffrey's grave
5 Lance Corporal Robert Lawless Fellow footballer
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Private James King Fellow footballer
8 Private Michael Lawn Fellow footballer
9 Private Paddy Corey Fellow footballer
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Joseph McCaffrey's grave can be purchased here
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