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49572   Air Mechanic 2nd Class Joseph Alexander McGuckin
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 27/01/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 04/03/1885
Died: 30/11/1918 (Unknown)
Age: 33
Summary      
Joseph Alexander McGuckin was the youngest son of John and Mary McGuckin. Joseph was born on 4th March 1885 in Desertmartin, County Londonderry. He was one of nine children. His father was a farmer. The family lived in Desertmartin. It seems he moved to Newcastle, England. Air Mechanic 2nd Class Joseph Alexander McGuckin was serving with the Royal Air Force when he died in 30th November 1918, aged 33. Joseph is buried in Ashburton Roman Catholic Cemetery, Gosforth. Gosforth is an area close just north of Newcastle city centre.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ashburton R.C. Cemetery
  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Grave Ref: Grave C-378
CWGC Casualty 658355
Summary      
Air Mechanic 2nd Class Joseph Alexander McGuckin is buried in Ashburton Roman Catholic Cemetery, Gosforth. Gosforth is an area close just north of Newcastle city centre in England. There are 15 Commonwealth burials here.
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1 1901 Census lists McGuckin family 1901 census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 8 in Gortahork, Inniscairn, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McGuckin family 1911 census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 6 in Gortahurk, Iniscarn, Londonderry
3 Ashburton R.C. Cemetery Inscription of Joseph Alexander McGuckin's grave (No 257)
4 National Archives UK Medal Card of Pioneer John McGuckin can be purchased here
5 North East War Memorials Minimal details of Air Mechanic 2nd Class Joseph Alexander McGuckin
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Joseph Alexander McGuckin's grave can be purchased here
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