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22946   Private James Treanor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 07/11/1917 (Killed in Action)
James Treanor was born in Clogher, County Tyrone. The family later moved to live in Pomeroy. James enlisted in Portadown, where he joined the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. In 1917 he was serving in the Middle East, and was killed in action there on 7th November 1917. At roll call later that day, twenty men were found to be either killed or missing.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave 20-B-12
CWGC Casualty 651519
Gaza is 3 kilometres inland from the Mediterranean coast, 65 kilometres south-west of Tel Aviv. From Israel stop at the Erez Crossing point and enter the VIP cabin for a pass to enter Gaza. Walk through "no man's land" to the taxis on the other side. Gaza War Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres north-east of the city near the Bureir Road and 370 metres from the railway station. The Cemetery is approximately 8 kilometres to the left of the main dual carriageway, Highway 250 through Gaza, and is about 200 metres back from the road through an avenue of trees. Alternatively, turn left off the highway after 4 kilometres, continuing with Highway 4 until Sha'arei Aza junction and turn right, then turn right into Gaza proper, heading back towards the border. In this direction the cemetery will be found on the right hand side after approximately 3 kilometres.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 228
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Treanor Family Possible listing of Treanor family,
2 1911 Census lists brother Michael Lists brother Mick as age 32 living at house 7 in Fymore (Todd), Favor Royal, Tyrone
3 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers Lists Private James Treanor, lived Pomeroy
4 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of James Treanor
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023