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20439   Private John Slevin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/05/1898
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
John Slevin was the son of James and Elizabeth Slevin. John Slevin and his twin brother James Slevin were born in Fintona on 9th May 1898. He was one of four children, all of whom were twins. In his late teens John enlisted in Omagh with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private John Slevin was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Friday 22nd March 1918. He was killed during the retreat from St Quentin during the German Spring Offensive.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 38-40
CWGC Casualty 1588462
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 253
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1 1901 Census lists Slevin family 1901 census lists John as age 2, the son of a shoemaker, at house 4 in Fintona Back Street, Fintona
2 1911 Census lists Slevin family 1911 census lists John as age 12 living with the family at house 11 in Mill Street, Fintona
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023