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19048   Private James Cassidy
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/06/1888
Died: 09/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
James Cassidy was the son of William and Margaret Cassidy. He was born on 16th June 1888 in Kilrea. The family moved from Kilrea to Upperlands in 1893. James was part of a large family and had nine sisters and two brothers. James was a labourer. James Cassidy enlisted in Coleraine. In May 1917 he was awarded a parchment certificate for gallantry in battle. It was about this same time that he was wounded, and was home on ten days leave. Private James Cassidy was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers near Ypres in August 1917. Private Cassidy was on the front line with his battalion when he killed in action near Ypres on 9th August 1917 during a heavy bombardment.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 22
CWGC Casualty 1606148
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 William Clark & Sons - WW1 Upperlands
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 WJ Clark and Sons, Upperlands - WW1
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Cassidy family 1901 census lists James as age 11 living with the family at house 29 in Upperlands, Swatragh, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Cassidy family 1911 census lists James as age 23 living with the family at house 51 in Tirgarvil, Swatragh, Londonderry
3 Ballymoney Heroes 1914-18 Details of Private James Cassidy
4 Diamond War Memorial Project Minimal information on Private James Cassidy
5 Friends of the 36th 10th Battalion details including small inscription photo
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023