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863136   Private James Kane
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/09/1890
Died: 04/05/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 26
James Kane was a son of William and Elizabeth Kane. James Kane was born on 15th September 1889 in Megargy, Magherafelt. The family had a farm in Megargy, Ballymoghan, County Londonderry. James Kane emigrated to Toronto, Canada. Prior to enlisting he was living at 87 Riverdale Avenue, Toronto. He was a postman with the Canadian General Post Office. James Kane enlisted in Toronto on 27th March 1916. Private Kane was serving with the 4th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was wounded in France and Flanders. Private James Kane died of his wounds a few days later on 4th May 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Barlin Communal Cemetery Ext
  Barlin, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave III-A-9
CWGC Casualty 470140
Barlin is a village about 11 Kms south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 Kms south-east of Bruay. The Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
2 Magherafelt Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Magherafelt
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Kane family 1901 census lists James as age 11 living with the family at house 17 in Megargy, Ballymoghan, Londonderry
2 1911 Canadian Census lists James Kane 1911 Canadian census lists James in Toronto
3 1911 Census lists Kane family 1911 census does not list James as living with the family at house 19 in Megargy, Ballymoghan, Londonderry
4 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private James Kane
5 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private James Kane
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private James Kane's death
7 Private James Kane Canadian Military documents (30 no.)
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Kane's grave can be purchased here
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