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13009152   Lance Corporal George Stirrup
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/02/1889
Died: 13/06/1943 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 54
George Stirrup was the son of James and Catherine Stirrup. George Stirrup was born on 21st November 1892 in Enniskillen. He was one of at least eight children. George Stirrup enlisted with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on 22nd February 1909. He left the army in 1920, after seeing service throughout WWI. George and Annie Stirrup were married. He re-enlisted in 1940. In May 1940, during the withdrawal to Dunkirk, George was captured and became a POW. Lance Corporal George Stirrup died as a prisoner of war on 13th June 1943.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Berlin War Cemetery
  Charlottenburg, Berlin, 24
Grave Ref: Grave 11-D-10
CWGC Casualty 2761101
From the A2 HANNOVER to BERLIN motorway follow the A10 BERLINER RING direction PRENZLAU / HAMBURG. Continue for approx 27kms and take exit 26 (Ausfahrt 26) B5 BERLIN / SPANDAU. Continue for approx 17kms following the signs for CHARLOTTENBURG along the HAMBURGER CHAUSSEE, which then becomes the HEERSTRASSE. The cemetery can be found by turning right onto the parallel HEERSTRASSE road (CWGC sign) and continue for 300m.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 346
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Stirrup Family Lists George as age 10, living with the family at house 17.2 in Head Street, Enniskillen
2 1911 Census lists Stirrup brothers Does not list George as living with brothers at house 6.2 in Abbey Street, Enniskillen
3 Photo of L/Corporal George 'Sterritt's grave
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Corporal George 'Sterritt's grave can be purchased here
5 Wartime NI Photo of L/Corporal George 'Sterritt's grave
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023