Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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28/11/2017 The Will of 11099 Sergeant John McGarvey 6th R I Rifles. In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to Miss Lizzie McGarvey of 21 Servia Street, Belfast. 22 April 1915.
28/11/2017 Last Will and Testament of Sergeant John McGarvey dated 22 April 1915:
28/11/2017 The CWGC records Sergeant John McGarvey as the son of the late Thomas McGarvey.
28/11/2017 Sergeant John McGarvey has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial at Gallipoli in Turkey.
28/11/2017 In his will, John McGarvey left all to his sister/daughter Lizzie McGarvey, who was living at 21 Servia Street, Belfast
28/11/2017 The battalion suffered very heavy losses on this day of intense fighting and fifty men were killed.
28/11/2017 Sergeant John McGarvey was serving with 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at Gallipoli near The Farm, Anzac, on Wednesday 11th August 1915.
28/11/2017 Before John McGarvey arrived in Gallipoli he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
28/11/2017 John McGarvey enlisted with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles in Dundalk, County Louth. He was living in Belfast at the time.
28/11/2017 John James McGarvey was a son of Thomas McGarvey. He was born about 1877 in the Cookstown area.
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