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D/SSX 17378   Able Seaman John McGuckin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Jupiter, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 23/02/1914
Died: 27/02/1942 (Died at Sea)
Age: 28
Able Seaman John McGuckin, was born on 23rd Feb 1914 and was the son of Michael McGuckin, Ballinderry Bridge, Cookstown. Prior to joining the Navy he was serving his apprenticeship as a tailor. He died whilst serving on H.M.S. Jupiter on 27th February 1942. During the battle of the Java Sea the ship struck a mine and sank shortly afterwards.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
  Plymouth, Devon, 
Grave Ref: Panel 65 Col 3
CWGC Casualty 2483673
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.
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 332
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1 Facebook notes John McGuckin, Derrychrin, Ballinderry Bridge, Co Tyrone (1914-42)
2 Plymouth War Memorial John McGuckin is commemorated on Panel 65
3 Uboat.Net - HMS Jupiter (F 85) Information on HMS Jupiter
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023