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9197   Private Matthew James McAnary M.M.
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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)
Died: 20/11/1917 (Killed in Action)
James McAnary was born and lived in Desertmartin, County Londonderry. He enlisted in Cookstown and served with the 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was killed in action during the battle of Cambrai on 30th November 1917. Private James McAnary M.M. has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 5-6 of Cambrai Memorial. He is also commemorated on Castledawson War Memorial.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cambrai Memorial
  Louverval, Nord, 
Grave Ref: Panel 5-6
CWGC Casualty 1754835
The Cambrai Memorial stands on a terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery, which is situated on the north side of the N30, south of Louverval village. Louverval is 13 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 300
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Johnston family 1911 census listing of James' sister Mary in Castledawson
2 1911 Census lists Mawhinney family 1911 census listing of James' sister Rachel in Leitrim, Castledawson
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Matthew James McAnary M.M. including grave photo
4 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private James McAnary
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Private Robert Irwin M.M. Private Irwin won a Military Medal as well in the same incident.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023