2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
28/05/1940 (Died of Wounds)
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.
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.