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17495   Private Samuel Junk
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Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 24/01/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
30/07/1874
Died:
07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age:
43
Summary
Samuel Junk was born at Ardboe, County Tyrone and was living in Stewartstown at the outbreak of war. He enlisted in Cookstown and had served with the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for nearly two years when he was killed at the Battle of Messines on the 7th June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
PORTRAIT Cemetery:
Irish House Cemetery
Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref:
Grave A-8
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
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
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1 - Panel 1 Coagh
3 Kingsmills Orange Hall Roll of Honour WW1 Coagh
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1 Cookstown War Dead Full details on Cookstown War Dead
Coagh & District in WW1
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