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31184   Private George Usher
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/04/1899
Died: 16/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
George Usher was the youngest son of James and Margaret Usher. He was born on 22nd April 1899 in Cookstown. George’s father died on 15th May 1909 in Cookstown. He was 37 years old. He left behind a wife and six children, the eldest being just 13 years old. George went on to work at Gunning’s Factory in Millburn. He enlisted in Omagh. Private George Usher was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when died of wounds on 16th October 1918. He was 19 years of age.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Duhallow ADS Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 4-H-23
CWGC Casualty 2936807
The Cemetery is located on the Diksmuidseweg, N369 road, in the direction of Boezinge. From Ieper station turn left into M.Fochlaan and go to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left and drive to the next roundabout, where you should turn right into Oude Veurnestraat. Take the second turning on the left which is the Diksmuidseweg. The cemetery is on the right hand side of the road just past the first turning on the right.
Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 289
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Usher family 1901 census lists George as age 1 at house 51 in Union Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists "Ussher" family 1911 census lists George as age 12 at house 1 in McElhatten's Court, Cookstown
3 Photo of Private George Usher's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private George Usher's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023