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6976397   Fusilier Joseph Conlon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/08/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/09/1910
Died: 08/06/1940 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Joseph Conlan was the son of Francis and Bridget Conlan. He was born in September 1910 in Ardboe. His father was a fisherman. Joe worked as a labourer. He married in 1939. Fusilier Joseph Conlon was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action sometime between 18th May and 8th June 1940. The 2nd Battalion fought in many rear guard actions as part of the withdrawal to Dunkirk. For this reason it is not known when he died.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Gavrelle Communal Cemetery
  Pas De Calais, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Panel 37 Col 2
CWGC Casualty 2279350
Gavrelle is a village and commune 11 kilometres north-east of Arras, on the N.50 road to Douai. The communal cemetery is south-east of the village on the road to Plouvain. There are seven British graves; they are in two plots which lie on each side of the main path from the entrance.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WWII Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 318
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Conlon family Lists Joseph as age a baby at house 1 in Anneeter More, Munterevlin, Tyrone
2 Ardboe Heritage Comprehensive information on Joseph Conlon
3 Facebook notes Joseph Conlon, Aneetermore, Ardboe, Co Tyrone (1910-40)
4 Gravestone Photo Gravestone photo of Joseph Conlon
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