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21933   Private James Edward Lavery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 07/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
James Edward Lavery was born about 1884. The CWGC record Private James Edward Lavery as the son of Joseph and Mary Lavery of Lagan Street, Belfast. It seems reasonable to assume that the Joseph and Mary listed are the two people referred to by the CWGC. The most likely possibility is that Mary was not his mother and his father remarried. James Lavery enlisted in Cookstown. Private James Edward Lavery was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Monday 7th October 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vis-en-Artois Memorial
  Vis-en-Artois, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 10
CWGC Casualty 1745893
Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Memorial is the back drop to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 283
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Lavery family 1901 census does not list James Edward as living with the family at house 37 in Friendly Street, Cromac, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Lavery family 1911 census does not list James Edward as living with the family at house 29 in Lagan Street, Cromac, Antrim
3 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers Enlisted Cookstown, killed in action
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023