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4444   Private James King
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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: 04/08/1889
Died: 15/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 26
James King was the son of John and Mary King, of Blackhill, Cookstown. James enlisted with the Inniskillings at Omagh and was posted to the 1st Battalion, and subsequently to Gallipoli. Private James King was seriously wounded in the attack and died a short time later. He has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 97-101 at Helles Memorial, Turkey.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 689952
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 75
2 Adairs Mill Greenvale
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists King family 1901 census lists James as 10 years old at house 22 in Blackhill or Derryloran
2 1911 Census lists King family 1911 Census lists James, age 18 as a millworker at house13 in Derryloran Town, Tullaghoge, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Private John McCaffrey Friend and fellow footballer
5 Private Michael Lawn Friend and fellow footballer
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023