11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
James Spillane was the third son of John and Maggie Spillane. He was born on 9th June 1891. He was one of seven children. They lived in Mormeal, Tobermore, County Londonderry. His father, who hailed from Tipperary, was a Farmer and Civil Bill Officer. James too became a farmer. Private James Spillane was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Passchendaele on Thursday 16th August 1917.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.