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24582   Private Brown Vance (McFalls)
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Brown Vance was the son of Mrs Marshall of Killyfaddy, Magherafelt. He enlisted in Cookstown under an assumed name, Patrick McFalls, and served with the 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers. He was killed in action during the Battle of Langemarck (Third Battle of Ypres) on 16th August 1917, age 21. He has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 140-141 at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 140-141
CWGC Casualty 825357
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 300
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Vance Brown 1911 census lists Brown Vance as age 19, a bootmaker, living with the Marshall family at house 7 in Moymucklemurry, Ballymoghan
2 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023