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15589   Private John Jack Harte M.M.
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 31/05/1894
Died: 22/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
John Harte was the son of John and Elizabeth Harte. He was born on 31st May 1894 in Desertmartin. Jack, as he was known locally, lived with the family in Castledawson. His father was an Engine Man. Jack was a linen lapper. Jack was one of 10 children. Private John Jack Harte was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Private John Jack Harte M.M. was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on 22nd March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Pierre Cemetery
  Amiens, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave VII-E-5
CWGC Casualty 204871
St Pierre Cemetery is situated on the north-eastern outskirts of Amiens, on the northern side of the main road to Albert. The cemetery will be found in the suburb of Rivery on the left hand side of the D929 Amiens to Albert road. At the back of the cemetery is the Commonwealth Plot.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Castledawson L.O.L. 96 - Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 50
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Harte family 1901 census lists John as age 7 living with the family at house 37 in Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Harte family 1911 census lists 'Jack' as age 17 living with the family at house 11 in Castle Dawson Town, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private John Harte including photos
4 Lance Corporal William Shanks Awarded Military Medal with Private John Jack Harte
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023