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17495   Private Samuel Junk
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/07/1874
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 43
Samuel Junk was born at Ardboe, County Tyrone and was living in Stewartstown at the outbreak of war. He enlisted in Cookstown and had served with the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for nearly two years when he was killed at the Battle of Messines on the 7th June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Irish House Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave A-8
CWGC Casualty 105632
Irish House Cemetery is located 7.5 km south of Ieper town centre on the Savaartlindestraat, a road leading from the N365 connecting Ieper to Wijtschate and on 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. On reaching the village of Wijtschate the first right hand turn onto the Hospicestraat leads to the village square. The Wijtschatestraat leads from the village square towards Kemmel. 2 km along the Wijtschatestraat lies the right hand turning onto Savaardlindestraat. The cemetery itself is located 800 metres along the Savaardlindestraat on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 1 Coagh
2 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
3 Kingsmills Orange Hall Roll of Honour WW1 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 205
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Junk family 1901 census lists Samuel as age 4 living with the family at house 4 in Ballydawley, Springhill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Samuel Junk 1911 census lists Samuel as age 14 at house 18 in Kilsally, Killycolpy, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Samuel's father 1911 census lists step-family at house 9 in Ballymaguire. Killycolpy, Tyrone
4 Coagh Civic Births Gives Samuel Junk's birth date and mother (nee Talbot) & father
5 Gravestone photo of Private Samuel Junk
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Samuel Junk
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Private Samuel Junk can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023