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446191   Private Michael McGurk
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 712th Company, Labour Corps (British Army)
Died: 18/04/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 32
Michael McGurk was the son of Alice McGurk. He was born about 1886 in Pomeroy, County Tyrone. He was one of at least three children. The family moved to Belfast. Michael McGurk and Mary Ellen Bloomer were married on 6th June 1909 in Belfast. They lived in Norfolk Street in Belfast. Michael McGurk enlisted in Belfast, joining the Leinster Regiment. Private McGurk later transferred to the Labour Corps. Private Michael McGurk was serving with the 712th Company of the Labour Corps when he died of his wounds at Wimereux on Thursday 18th April 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
  Wimereux, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 11-B-10a
CWGC Casualty 84249
Wimereux is a small town situated about 5 kilometres north of Boulogne. From the centre of Boulogne take the A16 to Calais and come off at Junction 4. Take the road to Wimereux north, D242, for approximately 2 kilometres, following the road through the roundabout. Take the first turn on the left immediately after the roundabout and the Cemetery lies approximately 200 metres down this road on the left hand side. The Commonwealth War Graves are situated to the rear of the Communal Cemetery.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 263
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1 1901 Census lists McGurk family Lists Michael as age 15 living with the family at house 14 in Lanark Street, Woodvale Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists McGurk family Does not list Michael as living with the family at house 46 in Norfolk Street, Falls, Antrim
3 1911 Census lists Michael McGurk Lists Michael as age 25 living with his wife at house 53 in Norfolk Street, Falls, Antrim
4 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Memorial
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Michael McGurk
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Michael McGurk's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023