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23643   Private Archibald Laughlin
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Dated added: 17/04/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/03/1887
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Archibald Laughlin was the son of Robert and Mary Laughlin He was born on 26th March 1887 in the Kilrea area. The family lived in Lislea, Tamlaght, County Londonderry. Lislea lies midway between Portglenone and Kilrea, in the Magherafelt district. Archie and his father were both labourers. Private Archibald Laughlin was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Messines on 7th June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Irish House Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave B-21
CWGC Casualty 105636
Irish House Cemetery is located 7.5 km south of Ieper town centre on the Savaartlindestraat, a road leading from the N365 connecting Ieper to Wijtschate and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. On reaching the village of Wijtschate the first right hand turn onto the Hospicestraat leads to the village square. The Wijtschatestraat leads from the village square towards Kemmel. 2 km along the Wijtschatestraat lies the right hand turning onto Savaardlindestraat. The cemetery itself is located 800 metres along the Savaardlindestraat on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 50
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Laughlin family 1901 census lists Archie as age 14 living with the family at house 30 in Lislea, Tamlaght, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Laughlin family 1911 census lists Archie as age 24 living with the family at house 22 in Lislea, Tamlaght, Londonderry
3 Photo of Private Archibald Laughlin's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Archibald Laughlin can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Archibald Laughlin's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023