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195380   Private John McGarvey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/10/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 52nd Battalion (Ontario Regiment), Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/12/1892
Died: 19/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 24
John McGarvey was born on 9th December 1893. He was a son of Michael and Mary McGarvey of Dirnan, Lissan, Cookstown. He emigrated to Canada and enlisted in 1915 when he was twenty-two years of age. His enlistment papers state, he was five feet seven inches tall with blue eyes, light brown hair and a fresh complexion. He worked as a labourer and was single. He listed his father as next of kin.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Ext
  Aubigny, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave 2-B-21
CWGC Casualty 995748
Aubigny-en-Artois is a village approximately 15 Kms north-west of Arras on the road (N39) to St. Pol. From the N39 turn onto the D75 towards the village of Aubigny-en-Artois. The Cemetery lies south on a road leading from the centre of the village, and the Extension is behind it.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 197
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McGarvey family 1901 census lists John as age 8 at house 12 in Dirnan, Lisson Upper
2 1911 Census lists McGarvey family 1911 census lists John as age 18 at house 12 in Dirnan, Lisson Upper
3 Canada Passenger lists John McGarvey's immigration record
4 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private John McGarvey
5 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private John McGarvey
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private John McGarvey's death
7 John McGarvey Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (28 no.)
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John McGarvey's grave can be purchased here
9 Wikipedia - 52nd Battalion Details of the 52nd Battalion (New Ontario)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023