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23584   Private Joseph Conway
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/01/1886
Died: 06/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 30
Joseph Conway was the eldest son of Andrew and Kate Conway. Joseph was born on 1st January 1886 in Draperstown, County Londonderry. Both his father and grandfather were tailors. Joseph Conway enlisted in Draperstown. Private Joseph Conway was serving the 7th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was injured. Private Conway died of his wounds on 6th July 1916. He was 30 years old. Private Conway was buried in Bethune Town Cemetery. The 33rd Casualty Clearing Station was in the town until December 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bethune Town Cemetery
  Pas De Calais, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave V-F-59
CWGC Casualty 62516
Bethune is a town 29 kilometres north of Arras. The cemetery can easily be found, from any point in Bethune, by following the French signs indicating 'CIMETIERE NORD'. More precisely, from the town centre, turn right in front of the Tribunal and second right at the bottom of the road down to the cul-de-sac where the cemetery will be found.
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1 1901 Census lists Conway family 1901 census lists Joseph as age 16 living with the family at house 65 in Draperstown, Londonderry
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Conway, Andrew, clothier
3 1911 Census lists Conway family 1911 census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 26 in Draperstown, Londonderry
4 Lance Corporal Patrick Conway Brother of Private Joseph Conway
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Royal Irish Fusiliers - 7th Battalion Details of Private Joseph Conway
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Conway's grave can be purchased here
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