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14049   Corporal David Cushley
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (British Army)
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
David Cushley was the son John and Mary Cushley. David John Cushley was born about 1892 in Upperlands, County Londonderry. The family lived in Upperlands, Swatragh, County Londonderry. His father’s occupation was given as ‘Dying in Bleach Green’. By 1911, David was employed as an office clerk. David, like so many others in Upperlands, was employed by William Clark & Sons Ltd. Corporal David Cushley was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he died on 21st March 1918. He was 25 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Canada Farm Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave III-H-17
CWGC Casualty 435590
Canada Farm Cemetery is located 8.5 kilometres north-west of Ieper town centre, on the Elzendammestraat, a road leading from the Veurnseweg (N8) connecting Ieper to Elverdinge and on to Veurne. From Ieper town centre the Veurnseweg (N8) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then turning right onto Haiglaan. Veurnseweg is a continuation of Haiglaan. On reaching the village of Elverdinge the Steentjesmolenstraat, N333, leads towards Poperinge. 2 kilometres along the Steentjesmolenstraat lies the right hand turning onto Elzendammestraat. The cemetery itself is located 1 kilometre along the Elzendammestraat on the right hand side of the road.
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 Cushley family 1901 census lists David J as age 9 living with the family at house 15 in Upperlands, Swatragh, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists 'Cushly' family 1911 census lists David John as age 19 living with the family at house 48 in Upperlands, Swatragh, Londonderry
3 Photo of Private Manus Costello's grave
4 Lists McIlroy, Porter, Cushley Confirmation that David Cushley worked at Clark's
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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