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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
David Cushley was the son John and Mary Cushley. John Cushley married Mary Henry on 14th May 1888 in the parish of Magherafelt.
David John Cushley was born about 1892 in Upperlands, County Londonderry.
Family: John Cushley, Mary Cushley, Mary Eliza Cushley (born about 1890), Maggie Cushley (born about 1891), David John Cushley (born about 1892), Bob Cushley (born about 1893), Nannie / Hannie Cushley (born about 1895), Jessie Cushley (born about 1898).
The 1901 census David J as age 9, living with the family at house 15 in Upperlands, Swatragh, County Londonderry. His father’s occupation was given as ‘Dying in Bleach Green’.
The 1911 census lists David John as age 19, living with the family at house 48 in Upperlands, Swatragh, County Londonderry. David was employed as an office clerk.
David, like so many others in Upperlands, was employed by William Clark & Sons Ltd.
Medal card
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 23rd February 1918: Upperlands
Private David Cushley, Highland Light Infantry (son of Mr John Cushley, Upperlands) is home on leave.
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.
Corporal David Cushley is buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, less than ten kilometres from north west of Ypres.
The CWGC record Corporal David John Cushley as the son of John and Mary Cushley, of Upperlands, Co. Derry.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Upperlands, Swatragh Upperlands Census listing in Upperlands, Swatragh 54.875369 -6.645234
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 FindAGrave.com 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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