Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
20815   Private Joseph Mitchell
Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 07/04/2019
Personal Details
9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Joseph Mitchell was the son of Thomas and Hannah Mitchell. Joseph was born in Tamlaght, Co. Tyrone on 18th June 1892. Like his father, Joseph was a general labourer. Joseph Mitchell enlisted in Randalstown. Private Joseph Mitchell 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
PORTRAIT Cemetery:
Wytschaete Military Cemetery
Wytschaete, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref:
Grave 2-E-17
CWGC Casualty:
Wytschaete Military Cemetery is located 7 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper (formerly Ypres) to Wijtschate (Wytschaete) 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. The first right hand turning on reaching the village of Wijtschate leads onto the Hospicestraat, leading to the village square. The Wijtschatestraat leads from the village square, 500 metres beyond which lies the cemetery 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 2 Coagh
3 Tamlaght School 1916 (served) Coagh
Local Insitute / Local Book Details
No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Mitchell family 1901 census lists Joseph as age 4 at house 39 in Great Georges Street, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Mitchell family 1911 census lists Joseph as age 14 at house 27 in Urbal, Coagh
3 Brother - David Mitchell Also served in the the war
4 Brother - William T Mitchell Also served. Died in the the war
5 Cookstown War Dead Full details on Cookstown War Dead
Coagh & District in WW1