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4428   Private James McGhee
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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: 01/07/1894
Died: 28/06/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
James McGhee was a son of John and Elizabeth McGhee. He was born in Desertmartin on 28th July 1896. He was one of eight children, six surviving. His father was a flax scutcher. The family lived in Luney, Desertmartin. James was a general labourer. Private James McGhee was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Gallipoli during the Battle of Gully Ravine on Monday 28th June 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: C-295
CWGC Casualty 603272
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 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 68
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McGhee family 1901 census lists James as 4 years old at house 8 in Luney, Desertmartin
2 1911 Census lists 'Magee' Family 1911 Census lists James as age 15 at house 8 in Luney, Desertmartin
3 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private James McGhee
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Private James Espey Killed in the same assault
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James McGhee's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023