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6979734   Fusilier Ernest McGuckin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/12/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/10/1919
Died: 27/12/1946 (Died by accident)
Age: 25
Fusilier Ernest McGuckin was born in Stewartstown on 21st October 1919, and was the son of the late Robert McGuckin, Low Cross, Tullyhogue, and Emily Morrison, Dennistoun, Glasgow, formerly of Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone. Prior to enlisting in the army on 8th September 1938, Ernest worked as a farm labourer. He died as a result of a road traffic accident while in service in post war Austria, on 27th December 1946, aged 25.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Klagenfurt War Cemetery
  Klagenfurt, Carinthia, 27
Grave Ref: Grave 7-A-12
CWGC Casualty 2805531
Klagenfurt is the capital of the Austrian province of Carinthia. The War Cemetery lies 3 kilometres west of the city centre and to the east of the Woerther See. From Klagenfurt go out of the town west along the Villacher Strasse, which runs parallel to the Lendkanal and then, after 3 kilometres, turn left into Lilienthal Strasse along which the cemetery will be found.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWII Stewartstown
2 Stewartstown Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWII Stewartstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 384
References and Links
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1 Photo of Fusilier Ernest McGuckin's grave
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier Ernest McGuckin's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023