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27940   Private James McKendry
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/07/1898
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
James McKendry was the youngest child of Charles and Eliza McKendry. He was born in the Maghera area on 2nd July 1898. He was one of three children. His father was a linen finisher. James McKendry enlisted in Maghera. He was living in Castledawson at the time. Private James McKendry was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 16th August 1917 at Passchendaele. He was just 19 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 70-72
CWGC Casualty 834021
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Castledawson L.O.L. 97 - Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 78
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McKendry family 1901 census lists James as age 2 living with the family at house 33 in Broagh, Rocktown, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McKendry family 1911 census lists James as age 12 living with the family at house 7 in Toberhead, Desertmartin, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private James McKendry including photo
4 National Archives UK Medal Card of Private James McKendry can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023