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29112   Corporal John Gilmor Magee
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/06/1898
Died: 22/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
John Gilmor Magee was a son of Alexander and Sarah Magee. John was born on 5th June 1898 in the Cookstown area. He was one of at least eleven children. The family lived in Orritor, Cookstown. His father was a carpenter. John was employed with his father at Wellbrook until early 1916. He was a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force and of Orritor L.O.L. He went to work in Glasgow. John Magee joined the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He subsequently transferred to the Highland Light Infantry. Corporal John G Magee was serving with 14th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 22nd March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  Arras, Pas-de-Calais, 
Grave Ref: Bay 8
CWGC Casualty 3077479
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kms due west of the railway station.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 256
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 14th Highland Light Infantry Thanks to Steve at this site for providing the Arras memorial photo
2 1901 Census lists Magee family 1901 census lists "John J" as age 2 at house 23 in Tullycall, Oritor, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Magee family 1911 census lists John G as age 12 at house 5 in Toberlane, Oritor, Tyrone
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
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