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11/27137   Lance Corporal James McGuckin
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 24/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
James McGuckin was born in Ballinderry, County Derry about 1883. James McGuckin enlisted in Omagh. Lance Corporal James McGuckin was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on Friday 24th November 1916. He was 33 years old. In his will, he left all to his wife, Rachael McGuckin, who was living at Stranagard, Desertmartin. Lance Corporal James McGuckin is commemorated on Desertmartin Church of Ireland WW1 Roll of Honour.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave F-12
CWGC Casualty 163181
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Desertmartin Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Desertmartin
References and Links
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1 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Lance Corporal James McGuckin
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lance Corporal James McGuckin's grave can be purchased here
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