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18158   Private Edward Magee
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/11/1881
Died: 10/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
Edward Magee was born in Portadown and lived at Milburn Street, Cookstown, with his wife Roseanne and their two boys, William and Joseph. He came to Cookstown to work at Wilsonís Mill. He enlisted in the army in February 1915 and was subsequently wounded in action at Gallipoli. While recovering from his wounds he was allowed home on leave to see his family before going back to active service. He was killed in Action on 10th March 1918 in Palestine.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 44
CWGC Casualty 1646270
Jerusalem War Cemetery is 4.5 kilometres north of the walled city and is situated on the neck of land at the north end of the Mount of Olives, to the west of Mount Scopus. The cemetery is found on Churchill Blvd, sandwiched between Hadassah Hospital and the Hyatt Hotel. The Australian Memorial is opposite the cemetery entrance.
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 246
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Magee Family Lists Edward as age 18 living with the family at house 23.2 in Curran Street, Portadown Urban, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists Magee Family Lists Edward as age 25 living with the family at house 13.2 in Curran Street, Portadown Urban, Armagh
3 A Call to Arms, Portadown and the Great War Book can be purchased here
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Edward Magee
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Edward Magee's memorial CANNOT be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023