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6686   Private John Harvey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/07/1881
Died: 05/06/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
John Harvey lived in Union Street, Cookstown, with his wife and 5 children. He was born at Tullygare in the parish of Derryloran and was raised as a child by Mr. John Shaw, one of whose daughters John Harvey would later marry. John Harvey originally enlisted in the Inniskilling Fusiliers at the age of 18, during the Boer War, and went to South Africa in December 1900.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: C-333
CWGC Casualty 603078
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 65
2 Oldtown National School
3 Derryloran Parish Church 1915
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Shaw family Lists John's wife Selina and her family
2 1911 Census lists Harvey family 1911 census lists John as 30 years old at house 9 in Coagh Street Lane, Cookstown
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Harvey's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023