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5334   Private James Kane
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 08/08/1916 (Died of Wounds)
James Kane was the son of Mrs John O’Kane. Newspaper reports record the name as O’Kane, the CWGC list him as Kane. James Kane was a member of Tergarvil Division No. 171 A.O.H. He enlisted shortly after the war commenced. Private James Kane was serving with the Irish Guards when he was gassed at the front in the summer of 1915. Private James Kane died from the effects of the gas in a hospital in Glasgow a year later on 8th August 1916. James Kane was married and a wife and four children. They lived in Glasgow. His mother lived in Tergarvil, Upperlands, Co. Londonderry.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Glasgow St. Peters Catholic Cemetery
  , Glasgow
Grave Ref: Grave XV-1388
CWGC Casualty 4023543
During the two world wars, the United Kingdom became an island fortress used for training troops and launching land, sea and air operations around the globe. There are more than 170,000 Commonwealth war graves in the United Kingdom, many being those of servicemen and women killed on active service, or who later succumbed to wounds. Others died in training accidents, or because of sickness or disease. The graves, many of them privately owned and marked by private memorials, will be found in more than 12,000 cemeteries and churchyards.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 56
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1 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private James Kane
2 Details of Private James Kane's death
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Kane's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023