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13206   Private Edward McGeown
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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)
Date Of Birth: 15/10/1895
Died: 28/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Edward McGeown was born in Cookstown and was the son of James and Mary Jane McGeown of Killymoon Street, Cookstown. In 1913 Edward joined the 4th Hussars. but after one year of service he was considered unfit for cavalry work through illness. He re-enlisted with the Inniskillings in Cookstown at the outbreak of war and was sent to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Edward was killed in action during the first Battle of Krithia.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 690932
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 43
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McGeown family 1901 census lists Edward as 5 years old at 4 Killymoon St
2 1911 Census lists McGeown family 1911 census lists Edward as 15 years old at 82 Killymoon St
3 Lisburn in the Great War Lists Private Edward McGeown
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023