1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
28/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.