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19164   Private Joseph Milligan
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 27th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/08/1889
Died: 03/12/1918 (Home)
Age: 29
Joseph Milligan was the eldest child of Joseph and Margaret Milligan. He was born on 1st August 1889 in Magherafelt town. His father and both surviving sons were shoemakers. Private Joseph Milligan had been discharged from the army due to wounds received during the war and at home on 3rd December 1918. He was 29 years old. Private Joseph Milligan is buried in St Swithin’s Church Of Ireland, Magherafelt.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Magherafelt St Swithin Church Of Ireland
  Magherafelt, Co Londonderry, 6
Grave Ref: Grave D-36
CWGC Casualty 661720
There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war and 1 of the 1939-1945 war here. Joseph Milligan (WW1) and Albert Porter (WW2) are buried here
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Magherafelt Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Magherafelt
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Milligan family 1901 census lists Joseph as age 12 living with the family at house 44 in Rainey Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Milligan family 1911 census lists Joseph as age 21 living with the family at house 58 in Rainey, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal Card of Private Joseph Milligan can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Milligan's grave can be purchased here
5 War Graves Ulster Project Details of Private Joseph Milligan
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023