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3525   Private John Jordan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/03/1893
Died: 14/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
John Jordan was the son of John and Mary Ann Jordan. John was born in Desertlyn, Moneymore, Co Derry about 1893. The 1901 census shows the family in Tullyweery (Red Row), Coagh, Tyrone. Johnís father was a ploughman, By 1911, the family had moved to Coltrim, Moneymore. John worked as a farm servant. John arrived in France in Sept 1914. Private John Jordan would have taken part in the Battle of Le Cateau, Battle of the Marne, Battle of Ainse and Battle of Armetires. Private John Jordan was killed by enemy shell fire on 14th May 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery
  Richebourg, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 2-D-34
CWGC Casualty 570661
Richebourg is a village and commune to the north of Bethune in the Pas de Calais. From the church in Richebourg, head south on the D166. The Cemetery will be found on the right hand side of the road 950 metres from the church.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Desertlyn Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Moneymore
2 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 47
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Jordan family 1901 census lists Edward as age 8 living with the family at house 28 in Tullyweery (Red Row), Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Jordan family 1911 Census lists John as 21 living with the family at house 14 in Coltrim, Moneymore, Londonderry
3 Photo of Private John Jordan's grave
4 Mid Ulster Mail Somme veterans from Cookstown District in 1966 including photo
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of John Jordan
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Jordan's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023