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27140   Private James Spillane
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/06/1891
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
James Spillane was the third son of John and Maggie Spillane. He was born on 9th June 1891. He was one of seven children. They lived in Mormeal, Tobermore, County Londonderry. His father, who hailed from Tipperary, was a Farmer and Civil Bill Officer. James too became a farmer. Private James Spillane was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Passchendaele on Thursday 16th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 70-72
CWGC Casualty 3065866
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Tobermore Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 2 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Tobermore Book WW1 51
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Spillane family 1901 census lists James as age 9 living with the family at house 3 in Mormeal, Tobermore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Spillane family 1911 census lists James as age 19 living with the family at house 29 in Mormeal, Tobermore, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Private James Spillane can be purchased here
4 Private Samuel Spillane Brother of Private James Spillane
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023