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3802   Private James McGurk
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Scots (British Army)
Died: 25/02/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 36
James McGurk was born in Cookstown. The family moved to live in Glasgow. He and his wife Matilda had five children. James appears to have enlisted first in August 1914 for one year in 3rd Royal Scots (Depot Battalion). Private James McGurk was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots when he died of wounds on Thursday 25th February 1915. He was 36 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave A-5
CWGC Casualty 441655
From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On reaching the village of Dikkebus, the cemetery is located on the Kerkstraat, which is a small street turning left off the Dikkebusseweg. 200 metres along this street, and just beyond the village church, lies the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 35
References and Links
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1 Evening Times Roll of Honour (1915) Newspaper dated 15th March 1915. page 3, report includes portrait
2 Photo of Private James McGurk's grave
3 Glasgow Roll of Honour Lists a Private James McGurk at 15 Cranston Street, Glasgow
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private James McGurk
6 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of James McGurk can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023