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6977332   Fusilier John Joseph McKeown
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/12/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/12/1912
Died: 28/05/1940 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 27
John Joseph McKeown was the eldest son of John and Mary Josephine McKeown. The 1911 census lists the family at house 22 in Ballymulderg More, Ballyronan. Johnís father was a general labourer. He was born in October 1912 in the Magherafelt area. He was the third of at least seven children. Private John Joseph McKeown, was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died at a Belgian Hospital on 28th May 1940, the result of wounds received in action.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Coxyde Military Cemetery
  Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VI-A-4
CWGC Casualty 2774970
Coxyde Military Cemetery is located approximately 500 metres beyond the village of Koksijde on the N396 towards De Panne. From Koksijde Dorp the N396, Houtsaegerlaan crosses the Zeelaan and at the same time changes its name to Robert Vandammestraat. 1 Km along the Robert Vandammestraat N369, on the right hand side, lies the cemetery.
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1 1911 census lists McKeown family Lists the family at house 22 in Ballymulderg More, Ballyronan, Londonderry
2 Photo of Fusilier John Joseph McKeown's grave
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier John Joseph McKeown's grave can be purchased here
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